Stop Theft?

Machog

New Member
Got my new GoCycle, realized its got an on off switch, but no key, no easy way to stop a thief from nabbing it. Other than a chain, any suggestions on how to disable it?
 

rich c

Well-Known Member
Got my new GoCycle, realized its got an on off switch, but no key, no easy way to stop a thief from nabbing it. Other than a chain, any suggestions on how to disable it?
I’m sure any thief can ride it without the battery turned on. A key lockout won’t help. A couple of guys can just carry it away.
 

Tars Tarkas

Active Member
Got my new GoCycle, realized its got an on off switch, but no key, no easy way to stop a thief from nabbing it. Other than a chain, any suggestions on how to disable it?
It sounds like you think you wouldn't need to secure the bike otherwise if you just had a keyed switch. I have a keyed switch and wouldn't leave my bike alone for 10 seconds without locking it up securely to an immovable object. Cables are easy to cut, so I have an ABUS Bordo Granit XPlus 6500 Folding Lock fpr quick stops and a Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Chain I use additionally for longer stops, or separately in some situations. Plus I have a short light cable to secure the seat to one of those locks.

Even if you had a keyed switch, without locking your bike securely to something, it could be in the back of someone's van in less then 10 seconds.

I think it's worth repeating that cables are notoriously easy to cut. A heavy U-Lock can be very good.

TT