Safety chains - high level of protection for the two-wheeler

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Motorcycle owners are well aware that their machines are easy prey for potential thieves. However, theft can be avoided and certainly prolonged. For this purpose, you should use motorcycle (safety) chains - why is it worth choosing them? Is this an effective security measure? Find out!

Security chain and its advantages

It cannot be denied that anti-theft chains are one of the most popular ways to protect a motorcycle against people who think they can "borrow" someone else's property. Despite its two main drawbacks, i.e. often high weight and space required for storage, a safety chain is a common choice of motorcyclists for several reasons. First of all, the simplicity of the design - unlike disc clocks or U-locks, there is actually no element in the chain that could fail. As we know, in other security devices these may be, for example, pins. The price is also an advantage, even though you have to pay a lot for the highest quality, long and solid chains.

It is also worth noting that despite its often large dimensions, the chain is quite flexible, so you can place it, for example, in a trunk. Importantly, the simplicity of this protection does not make it easy to break through. On the contrary, a thief will not be able to cope with such protection in a few minutes, even if he is equipped with scissors for cutting metal or other tools intended to facilitate his "work". We would like to point out here that it is worth choosing chains with a padlock or lock included in the set. If you have a model that lacks these elements, when purchasing a padlock, choose the top-shelf one.

Anti-theft chain length – which one to choose?


The length of the safety chain you choose may depend on where exactly your motorcycle will be parked. If there is a longer way to the nearest element attached to the ground, for example a railing, simply choose a longer product. You should also take into account the size, or more precisely, the width of the motorcycle itself, if you do not want to mount the chain on the wheel but in another place. You're probably wondering what your options are when it comes to length? The most popular solutions that appear very often in online and stationary stores for motorcyclists and motorcycles are chains with a length of 100 and 90 centimeters. Of course, that's not all, because manufacturers have made longer models, for example 120 or even 170 centimeters long. You must remember that length also comes with weight. A motorcycle chain (security) measuring 2.5 meters will be much heavier than one that is only one meter long.

Choose solid workmanship - choose a chain made of durable steel!

A popular material for motorcycle safety chains is, of course, steel. Most often, manufacturers, such as Abus, choose hardened steel. This alloy is resistant to saw cuts or pickaxe hits and can withstand enormous pressure. Importantly, when choosing a steel product, pay attention to the material sleeve that each chain should be equipped with. This will prevent damage to the paint or chrome on your motorcycle .

To sum up, choose safety chains made of the most durable metal alloys. Choose products that are long enough and also have factory-made fasteners. Don't forget that the chain you want to buy has a fabric sleeve. By following these recommendations, you will buy a solid, very durable product!

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