As long as we’re on the subject of motorcycle security, here’s a very neat idea called the In-Lock. It’s still in the design stages, so you can’t run out and buy one yet, but the idea is that when you’ve ridden your motorcycle somewhere and there is no place to secure it, no solid post of any kind handy, you just get out the In-Lock.
The In-Lock, screws into the ground with the bar provided in the case. Once set deep into the ground, you run your chain through it and then through your wheel. Once the chain is in place, you can’t very easily unscrew the anchor. Will it provide absolute security? Of course not, no more than any other security device, but someone just passing by and seeing your motorcycle unattended will also see a rather substantial chain and anchor making it inconvenient and time consuming to lift your bike. Sometimes, that’s all it takes to make them move on.