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Released: 7/16/2010 Who do I contact? Dan Grubb
Public Information Officer
(910) 433-1896
Fayetteville Police Department
Police Caution Motorcycle Owners

 

Fayetteville Crime Prevention Specialists are warning citizens that motorcycle theft is on the rise in Fayetteville and offer the following safety tips to avoid becoming a victim of motorcycle theft:

·        Prevent temptation by keeping your bike covered when not in use, preferably in a garage if possible.·        Use a steering lock, even though these can be easily defeated, they act as your first line of defense. ·        Do not keep your lock rested on the ground to allow leverage to destroy the lock and always make sure it is attached through the frame. ·        Disc locks will prevent lifting into waiting truck or van. Consider adding a cable and anchor the bike to something strong and solid. ·        In addition to the lock that your bike comes with, consider using two additional, different locks. A thief will likely nor be prepared for breaking three total locks...all of which are different. ·        Install a kill-switch that must be pressed whenever the start button is depressed. You can even remove your main fuse when your bike is parked. ·        Write the numbers of your lock down and store it somewhere safe. Then file the numbers off your lock. Anyone can get a key cut to fit with a number. ·        Park in a well-lit area and consider putting an alarm sticker on your bike.  
 

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