If you are a Harley-Davidson owner, one of the last things you want to discover is that your bike was stolen or otherwise tampered with while you were away. While theft is on the rise one thing Harley owners have to be concerned about due to the value of the bike and bikes parts, it is not the only thing. You also need to be worried about your engine being tampered with so easily.
Alarms and locks on your bike may help to prevent some thefts but they may not prevent your bikes engine from being messed with. It is easy for criminals to have access to your engines oil tanks since Harleys do not come with any engine protection. The engine is the most valuable part of your bike, but it is left completely unprotected as we put big hard earned monies into them. Many Harley riders make the mistake of thinking their bikes are immune to being tampered with, but all it takes is one person on one ride to cause a tow truck, serious cash and down time when your eating breakfast or in the bar etc.
The standard oil tank cap and dipstick included with your Harley does not lock and is easy to unscrew to open or just pop out. If someone opens it, all they have to do is add something unwanted to your oil tank then your oil pump either gets clogged or it passes on the sand, bb’s etc. your engine is toast. This can cost you as much as $3000 if you need to rebuild or replace your engine.
Securecaps has helped to take care of this problem by designing a special lockable oil tank dipstick. This triple-plated chrome dipstick is available for the Harley Softail, FLH and Dyna models. It provides security for your engine since it prevents someone from being able to tamper with your bike’s most precious part by simply removing the dipstick.
It is still important to take other security measures such as having an alarm for your bike and parking it in a secure location where it is unlikely to be stolen or tampered with. However, the addition of a Securecap is sure to provide you with extra peace of mind for only $99 bucks. The small investment you make to purchase a Securecap could prevent you from needing to fork over a much larger amount of money later especially when you have lots of time and money in your bike let alone your engines performance.
Written by: Performance Bros.