A friend who is a locksmith came to my rescue on Tuesday after I had locked my keys in the trunk (don't ask). He doesn't do automotive anymore, but he was surprised by the fact that the cover plate swivels 360 degrees. He told me that would prevent screwdrivering. It took him about 15 minutes to pop my trunk, and nobody bothered us.Ishabaka said:- I WOULDN'T trust your scooter's "lock" function for security. Two reasons: my nine year old daugher could stick a big screwdriver into the ignition key slot and break the "lock" tab and then hotwire the scooter.
The second is many bikes are stolen by simply having four guys and a pickup truck - they lift up the bike and put it into the back of the truck and drive off. When they get home they can unlock the bike at their leisure.
I also have a disc lock for my Majesty. Most cycle shops also sell a disc lock reminder. It is a bright orange or green coiled cable that locks into the disklock and you run it to the handlebars. It makes for a very obvious reminder. The salesman threw it in for free (it's usually $5-6) since he had not purchased one with his and took a "handlebar dive" off his crotch rocket two weeks before!Ishabaka said:I have an Emgo disc lock but it doesn't have an alarm. . . .
P.S. - there is nothing more embarassing than trying to ride off with your disc lock still in place. Get some kind of reminder - I use a red plastic milk bottle cap with a magnet I epoxied to it I put over the key slot - to remind me my disc lock is attached. This is the voice of experience speaking!