spoffy wrote:Right here. While I always column lock my motorcycle, if my scooter's chained (and I chain much tighter than that video guy,) I rarely column lock it.
I probably should, but does anyone really think a locked column is going to stop anyone savvy enough to get past the chain/lock? If there were two of thieves, they could just stand it on the rear wheel and walk it away—it'd be an inconvenience at best.
Re: rolling it away on the rear wheel: There used to be three Metros locked to a pole here in South Philly, two by their front tires and one by the back and I kept saying to myself, "Someone's going to just pull off the front tires and take those bikes." Sure enough, within a couple of weeks one scooter sat there accompanied by two extra front tires.
I agree that it would only be an inconvenience to someone who really wanted to take it, but many thefts are ones of opportunity. The more you do to make it less convenient, the less of a chance someone will think "Hey, this thing's totally unlocked--I'll just take it for a spin!" Chain, column lock, cover (if storing overnight).