how to lock a scooter- u-lock or cable

The first step is the most important. If your scooter has a steering lock, you should use it at all times. The steering lock (usually located under the seat) will keep your front wheel from turning and thus prevent your scooter from being taken away. However, if you wish to make sure that your scooter can’t be moved again after it’s been locked, you should also lock the rear wheel.

Lock a scooter by using a u-lock or a cable

You can use a u-lock or a cable to do this. We recommend using a u-lock as they’re harder to break than cables and not as bulky as chains. U-locks are available at bike shops everywhere and cost about $20-$30. Cable locks usually cost around $10-$15.

Cables can either be attached to your u-lock or they come with their own locking mechanism (not recommended). The problem with cables is that they’re very easy to kink and cut through, if someone really wanted to steal your bike they’d go straight for the cable in order to destroy it. They’re good for low-budget security, but any bicycle thief who is in the business of stealing bikes may snip through your cable in no time.

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If you attach cables to your u-lock, make sure you loop them around the back wheel too. This is very important because if you loop your cable around the front wheel but not the rear, the thief can simply move your locked scooter backward in order to get it moving again.

A u-lock with a good quality cable is a great way of securing your scooter. If someone has a lot of time on their hands they might be able to use a hammer and a screwdriver to break your steering tube, but as long as you’re using a good quality lock it should take them a lot of time to do this.

The problem with locking your scooter in public places is that there’s usually not enough space for you to loop both ends of your u-lock around the frame and a post. In this case, you should basically lock your scooter in place using the seat and the rear wheel (if possible). This will make it more difficult for someone to simply move your scooter away while you’re not looking.

NOTE: Even if you follow all of these rules, don’t think that your scooter is 100% safe.

If your scooter is parked somewhere where there are a lot of people coming and going, make sure you watch out for suspicious behavior. It takes seconds to take the seat off of the scooter or snap the steering tube.

Be careful when making eye contact with anyone who seems interested in your bike. Making eye contact might lead someone to think that you’ve noticed them, and they’ll probably move on to a different target.

If you take your scooter inside a building, make sure it’s in a place where there are going to be a lot of security cameras pointing at it. Otherwise, there might not be anyone watching when somebody walks off with your scooter.

Never leave your scooter alone if it’s locked with a cable, A thief can simply move your scooter away and cut through the cable.

If you use both a steering lock and a u-lock, make sure you lock them in place using different mechanisms (i.e. one of your locks should be attached to the seat while the other is looped through your rear wheel). This way, the thief is not able to move both of your locks at the same time.

If you use a combination lock (instead of a key) make sure you set it to the largest number possible, If somebody is really determined they might be able to pick up your lock and open it in order to remove it, but it will delay them and makes them easier to catch in the act.

Finally: if you spend a lot of time in an area where your scooter is in danger, make sure you scout out good places nearby to lock it. The more well-lit and secure, the better.

Remember: even though there are precautions that you can take to make your scooter harder to steal, no lock is 100% secure. If someone really wants your scooter they will be able to get it, but there are plenty of people out there who won’t even try because of all the extra security you have on it.

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