Keeping your dirt bike safe from criminals is becoming more and more necessary considering motor-bike theft all over has been increasing over the last decade. Luckily there are a few solid ways in which you can secure your dirt bike effectively to keep thieves from stealing it.
Even though there is no such thing as an unbreakable lock, investing in security measures like these will slow down or completely deter thieves. Using grinders or huge industrial bolt cutters may be too suspicious for them to take the risk.
Using chains or bars that are bolt cutter proof to lock the dirt bike to immovable objects like lampposts is the best way to secure your bike. But obviously, there will be many times when you won’t be able to do this. That’s where dirt bike brake disk locks come in.
Brake disk locks are easy to use and small for portability. Lightweight enough to comfortably store in your backpack. Disk locks slip over your front disk brake and release a steel bar through one of the disk holes to secure it into place, this makes it impossible for someone to steal and ride away with your dirt bike.
Of course, they can’t walk away with it either. Just remember to attach a cord from the lock to your handlebars to remind you that the lock is engaged. (Reminder: Cable is usually included) Certain padlocks will also get the job done in a less attractive way.
If your dirt bike is parked at home, you should secure it to a permanent floor anchor that is bolted into the wall or floor. Then you hook a chain and padlock up to the anchor and frame of the bike for ultimate protection.
Last of all Grip Locks deserve a mention. They fasten around your accelerator and brake lever to prevent anyone from riding away with your dirt bike.
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Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Dirt Bike Lock
Applying a heavy-duty chain and padlock to your dirtbike when you not around is one of the best ways to ensure it remains where you left it. You can use an Oxford Boss Alarm Lock with this chain for extra strength and the alarm. See the review on this lock further in the article.
Thick chains like this one won’t be easy to cut open with most bolt cutters. Perhaps if the thief has premium industrial bolt cutters they could get through but there isn’t much chance they’d be walking around with those.
They would soon be walking around with portable grinders to grind through the chain. I have seen video footage where criminals have cut through chains like this with grinders but it makes A LOT of noise and unwanted attention for them.
The best way to use this type of lock with your dirt bike is to run the chain through the frame of your bike and around a fixed object like a lamp post or anything that can’t be moved or broken. If you can’t get it through your bike frame you should run it through your back wheel spokes.
You should secure your dirt bike with a chain like this when it’s parked at home as well. If you don’t have something solid to connect the chain to, look at the wall/floor anchors further into this article.
- 14mm six-sided chain links made of 3t hardened manganese steel for ultimate strength.
- It has nylon covering to prevent damaging your dirt bike
- There are hook and loop fasteners to create a tight loop around the bike and fixed object.
- Includes a 15mm max-performance steel shackle lock.
- Includes a maximum-security New York Disk Lock.
- Patented oval hardened steel crossbar.
- Hardened double deadbolt locking for extreme security.
- High-security disk-type cylinder with reinforced anti-drill, anti-pull protection system.
- A sliding dustcover protects and extends the cylinder life.
- It comes with three stainless steel keys, one that has a high-intensity bulb to see your lock in the dark.
- Chain length is 5 feet long (150cm)
Here is a short video on how this chain holds up against bolt cutters:
MYSBIKER Dirt Bike Alarm Disc Brake Lock
Disk Brake Locks are very convenient with their small size and portability. While these locks don’t prevent criminals from picking the bike up and loading it into a truck or trailer, these locks will stop thieves from riding or rolling away with your bike from the scene of the crime.
This brake disk lock is fixed onto the brake disk with a 6mm bolt/pin going through one of the disk holes to keep it there.
This brake disk lock has a powerful 110-decibel alarm that will automatically activate if any vibrations or movements are picked up by the built-in sensors.
The lock is easy to spot for the potential thieves which will discourage most of them from stealing it.
There is a safety cord that runs from the lock to your handlebars which will make it even more obvious that your dirt bike has extra security and will remind you to remove the lock before riding off and suddenly coming to a dead stop caused by the lock.
These locks are pre-fitted with 6 LR44 batteries with an extra 6 batteries for your first replacement and 3 brass keys are included.
- Aluminum Body
- Moisture, dust, and dirt resistant
- 119dB alarm built-in
- 6.7mm locking pin
- 4-foot reminder cable included
- Spare battery replacement set included
- Carry pouch included
- Allen wrench included
Kryptonite 000884 Keeper 5s Yellow Disk Lock
This disk brake lock does not have an alarm but to be honest, alarms on locks have their limitations. They can be covered by the thief to make them barely hearable.
What it does have which is quite useful is a 5mm pin that goes through the disk hole which makes it fit onto a wider range of dirt bikes and in some cases even to the back brake disk.
Like most good quality disk brake locks, this one also comes with a coiled reminder cable so that you don’t try and ride away with the lock still attached.
It’s compact, lightweight, weatherproof, and includes 2 stainless steel keys.
Disk brake locks are small enough to easily travel with.
- Weatherproof body
- Water, dust, and dirt resistant
- 5mm locking pin
- Reminder cable included
Oxford OF3 Boss Alarm Disc Lock
I actually prefer this disk lock/alarm over the previous one for one reason. Because of the U shape design of this lock, you can use it for other applications as well, through the links of a chain for example, or anywhere that you would normally use a padlock.
You could use this type of lock on your heavy-duty chain for extra security.
This lock has a 100dB rated alarm that will sound off if it’s being moved around in any way.
The Oxford Boss Alarm Disk Lock is water, vibration, frost, and heatproof.
It has been independently tested by Thatcham Vehicle Security known for having the most rigorous testing methods in the world and they have verified that this lock has met their standards as a high-quality lock.
It comes included with batteries and a reminder cable to attach to your handlebars so that you don’t forget the lock is there. Nice and small to travel with you everywhere you go.
- Water, vibration, frost, and heat-proof for a long lifespan.
- Batteries Included (6 x LR44)
- Free Minder Cable included
- Three keys and Key replacement service
- Can be used as a disc lock or padlock
- 100db alarm
BigPantha #1 Dirt Bike Grip Lock
Grip locks can help to make it difficult to get away with your dirt bike.
This Grip-Lock is tightened around your throttle and brake lever to stop anyone from using the accelerator or releasing the front brake. This lock works with 1.5” diameter throttle grips so make sure to check your size.
Even if someone cuts your front brake cable the brake lever will still prevent acceleration, the only problem is they can still roll the bike away. Having said that, these locks are pretty useful for quick stops along your route, similar to disk lock brakes.
ABUS Granit WBA 100 – Floor Anchor
In addition to using a disk brake lock like the ones reviewed above, when your beloved motorcycle is at home, attach it to a floor/wall anchor like the ABUS Granit WBA 100.
Make sure to use a thick chain and padlock to secure it onto the anchor. Use an alarm padlock with your chain as an extra deterrent.
Floor anchors can be bolted into any cement floor or wall in your garage or on your porch.
Conclusion: Best Dirt Bike Locks in 2023
Heavy-duty chains with padlocks attached to fixed structures are your best solution for securing your dirt bike. Install an anchor onto your floor or wall to secure your dirt bike at home.
In addition to this, you should definitely get a disk brake lock for an extra layer of security and therefore an extra hurdle for the thief to get over.
The third and final layer of protection you can apply is a properly fitted throttle grip lock. Throttle grip locks are almost as secure as disk brake locks but can be overcome a bit easier.
With disk brake locks, alarms are not essential, you normally can’t hear them if you’re inside a building with other ambient sounds in that building.
If you’re inside your house and you’re listening to music or watching videos you won’t be able to hear a lock alarm going off. Some alarms can be blocked with gum to make them very soft. So in the end, the alarm on the lock is just a bonus.
Alarms and GPS units are also not essential but do still have their advantages as I will go over in the bonus section below.
Extra Dirt Bike Security Tips
Cover up your dirt bike
There is truth to the saying “out of sight, out of mind”.
A dirt bike that is covered up is less likely to be stolen for a couple of reasons. If the thieves don’t know what they’ll be getting, they are less likely to take the chance.
They can’t see what type of locks or alarms you have under the cover either. Trying to sneak a peek under the cover is pretty conspicuous as well. Here’s a bike cover to check out on Amazon.
Use an anti-theft security alarm
Sensors like these on Amazon are not too bad to chase thieves away but they don’t have any physical stopping power obviously.
If you use them together with a bike cover they can be quite effective in deterring inquisitive criminals.
For example, someone wants to see if it’s a bike worth stealing and when they lift the bike cover an alarm sounds off at 113dB and they don’t know where that alarm is hidden yet, they also don’t know what other locks you have on your bike yet and all this flashes through their mind just before they decide to abort the mission.
Installation requires you to pull a plastic seal off a double-sided sticky tape and place it in a hidden area of your dirt bike.
Install a GPS Tracker
Just in case a criminal somehow gets passed all of these security measures and gets away with your bike, you can install a hidden GPS tracker to your dirt bike to see where it is and ask the police for assistance in retrieving it safely.