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#276001 21-Sep-2020 09:58
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A question for the scooter owners.


How do you keep your scooter secure, when you go into a shop, bar or restaurant?


I've been thinking about getting a scooter as I live in a small town, where the distances are just that bit too far too walk from to town for shopping, dinner etc and I avoid cycling on the road after dark.  I think a scooter would plug this gap nicely.  They aren't cheap and I'm wondering how to keep one secure, when out of sight.


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  #2569006 21-Sep-2020 10:07
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Maybe a disc brake lock? I mean it could still be lifted if someone was determined, but they aren't generally light enough for one person. 

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  #2569010 21-Sep-2020 10:23
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mudguard: I mean it could still be lifted if someone was determined, but they aren't generally light enough for one person. 


I assumed the OP meant "Lime" or "Flamingo" style scooter, not petrol-engine scooter.


An electric scooter of the Lime/Flamingo type is certainly easy for a single person to pick up and carry - that's kinda the point.


Not that I have a solution for the problem, sorry!


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  #2569019 21-Sep-2020 10:38
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They need something like a Kensington lock port, small and discrete which allows for easy access. I suppose you could make your own Kensington lockport on your scooter which the right tools? 

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  #2569029 21-Sep-2020 10:53
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I was using two locks on my escooter when I had it - a D-style lock around the handle bars and front, and a second lock that was similar to the disc brake lock mentioned above. Went through the rear wheel to stop it physically moving and then cabled to a pole (for example). Some places I would take it in with me.

Some escooters also have a software lock you enable/disable in their accompanying app - no idea how effective that is though.

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  #2569031 21-Sep-2020 10:57
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Yeah, Disc Brake lock (don't get a cheap one - get one for a motorcycle) and a a U-lock (or D-Lock). 




Lock the disc brake with the Disc lock and make sure the cable is secured to something and then put the D/U lock either around the stem below the handlebars or somehow through the frame and securely lock it to something SOLID. 




Scooters get stolen. Regularly. I rarely leave mine unattended but always lock it even if I am stepping into the dairy for a couple of minutes. 

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  #2572187 22-Sep-2020 15:31
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I have a typical bike chain lock for mine that I pass through the back wheel spokes and attach it to a nearby bike rack/poll.

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