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    Battery Security

    Luna sells these kevlar straps to lock the battery to the bike. Unfortunately, it's too easy to just slip the kevlar strap up and over the battery and still pull it off, I discovered that as soon as I tried strapping the battery to the bike. I need to be able to lock my bike up for 30-60 minutes at a time. That $600 battery seems just too tempting for a thief and too heavy to be lugging around everywhere when running errands...

    It would be great if batteries came with a standard sized slot through which the kevlar strap could be threaded. I'm trying to figure out how I can retrofit my Luna Wolf with something similar...

    https://lunacycle.com/ottolock-kevlar-strap-lock/

    #2
    Maybe add some Sugru or epoxy buttons to the battery case so not so easy to slip off straps?

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      #3
      Hey jradi!! Good to finally see some other people from my area here. Unfortunately, NOTHING is ever foolproof if somebody wants it bad enough. Plastic and light duty metal can be broken with a simple flat head screwdriver used as a pry bar. Thicker metals can be cut with bolt cutters and sawzalls. All you can do is you best to slow them down and make them think before attempting. I have 2 $600 packs on my new bike, and have done what I thought was appropriate. While I have mine inside a metal tank and they cannot come out without removing the tank, I added a few things to make them think BEFORE even trying. 1) a simple sticker that says "GPS tracked" available on ebay for a buck
      2) mercury switch alarm on bike goes off if bike is lightly smacked, much less tampered with
      3) WiFi based security camera hidden in front and back of bike (access via smartphone)
      4) Hide battery pack(mine inside a metal tank, my old bike the battery was in a rear rack bag)
      5) talk to shop owners/ people in area you will be leaving bike (they will remember who the owner looks like and say something if any one else touches it)
      Hope you find a good solution, and do not have any thefts.
      Doug

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        #4
        Even if the Ottolock fit the battery properly, don't use it. It's hot garbage and can be cut open in seconds with garden shears or a pocket knife. It has the same level of security as a $5 Walmart cable, but you are being charged $60+ for it.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhHD6Dzl4yc
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7ah3RA0Alo
        Last edited by AA-Battery; 4 weeks ago.

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