Join Date: Aug 2011
Year/Make/Model: 2014 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero ABS SE
Color: Orange SE
Cruiser type motorcycles are rarely stolen, typically it's the sportbikes you've got to worry about. Even then, they don't ride off with them they toss them into a van or a truck. Short of cabling it to a telephone pole, not much you can do there.
If possible, you COULD try to tether the bike to something, but it's hard to rely on that because sometimes you don't know what the parking situation is until you get there! Some motels have locked/gated parking, specific motorcycle parking, etc. Look for hotels with surveillance on the lot, or that are on a busy street. But in the end, there's not a ton you can do.
I have hard bags and a trunk that locks. However, I empty them out and leave them unlocked. I figure, what's a whole lot more likely than someone stealing my bike, is them breaking into my bags/trunk and seeing what valuables are in there. I lock it if I leave anything in there, but I never leave anything valuable, and if I empty them out I leave them unlocked thinking that; if someone decides they need to rifle through them, it'll be unlocked so they won't have to damage them to get in!
"8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8 (NIV)
2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE
iPod Connector Kit, Kuryakyn Highway Pegs, Mustang Touring Seat, Marvella's Hitch, Kuryakyn Trailer Wiring Kit, Haul-Master Tag-a-Long Cargo Trailer
2011 Honda Shadow Aero 750 (Wife's)
Memphis shades quick-release windshield, OEM Solo Seat, Mustang Fender Bib, Chrome Solo Luggage Rack
Past: 2006 Vulcan 900 Classic LT