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Noggin the Nog
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« on: November 11, 2016, 17:31:23 »

Can the saddle actually be locked?

Mine'll open on the "unlock" button even if the key is out.

Any valuables have to go in the top box.


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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2016, 23:30:13 »

You have to lock the steering for that to work. Turn handlebars full left, then can turn key fully anti-clockwise. (Key slot ends up horizontal.) I'm sure Piaggio did that on purpose to MAKE you lock the steering before leaving the bike. Else everything else is also unlocked, including the flip-down 'luggage' hatch below handlebars, where the toolkit lives and the fuel flap & saddle manual release levers are.

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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2016, 09:26:25 »

Thanks Mike.

I've never been too keen on steering locks since I had to drill one out.
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2016, 16:15:31 »

Know what you mean, but as this is incorporated in the ignition lock, I imagine it's a bit different.
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2016, 09:19:02 »

You should get in the habit of putting steering lock on makes it less easy to pinch I put mine on even when I pay for petrol maybe it's cos I'm a Londoner but the harder you make it your less likely to lose it as most scooter theft is oppurtunist all it takes is to be quickly pushed around a corner where a thieving fooker can work his magic out of sight or lift into a van never to be seen by the eye of a clean soul again.
It's pretty much the same as not pressing the fob when you get out of the car it won't start but the world and his wife can still rummage through your boot I've never had a problem with a failing steering lock on a piaggio as of yet only the cable for the flap, I can remember the days of that lock on the headstock now I know why your not keen  but alls good plus you can't lock the keys underseat before you walk away 
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2016, 14:26:46 »

but alls good plus you can't lock the keys underseat before you walk away 

I did that TWICE - both times on the other side of town! Such fun! It got a lot of laughs from my buddies.
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2017, 08:54:43 »

You should get in the habit of putting steering lock on makes it less easy to pinch I put mine on even when I pay for petrol maybe it's cos I'm a Londoner but the harder you make it your less likely to lose it as most scooter theft is oppurtunist all it takes is to be quickly pushed around a corner where a thieving fooker can work his magic out of sight or lift into a van never to be seen by the eye of a clean soul again.

I'd love to see someone try and lift my X10- It weighs a bloody ton!!
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2017, 12:51:55 »

Only needs four fit blokes.



Just thought of something, if you don't use its steering lock, and something does go wrong, insurers could try to use that as a cop-out. Like leaving a car with the doors unlocked.


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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2017, 14:14:29 »

Only needs four fit blokes.



Just thought of something, if you don't use its steering lock, and something does go wrong, insurers could try to use that as a cop-out. Like leaving a car with the doors unlocked.




They never asked about it, although they did ask if there was an immobiliser or alarm. I do use it now though, after some initial reluctance as I value the storage space under the seat.

It'd normally be off street behind two seven foot high padlocked solid wood gates but they concluded that still constituted being parked on the drive, overnight.
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2017, 12:54:45 »

Well yes, has to be some sort of standard I suppose, kept outside, but not parked on the road, = 'driveway'.

I do not have a garage but if I did most likely wouldn't say so, still say it's parked on driveway overnight.

Reason is, you say will be kept in garage, you've just washed it outside on the driveway, pop indoors for 5 minutes to make a cuppa, it's nicked while you're gone, not covered.

You tell them it will be chained up whenever it's parked, one time you forget or can't be asked for just 5 minutes while you nip into a shop, it's nicked, not covered.

And so on.

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