So like a dumbass i sold my 02 1800c back in 2015. Since then i had an 02 vulcan 1500 classic but it was not the same. Now i am buying a custom painted and powder coated 03 1800R with 10k miles and i want the best security possible. Already got the insurance ready.
The alarm disk lock works really well. My in-laws bought it for me and it works as advertised. More than anything you want the thing to make a hell of a racket once the bike is disturbed. My Harley has built in security, but another good measure is to get a system that has a flashing LED to let anyone looking that, yeah, it's alarmed!
Like Chuck said, if they want it bad enough, it's already gone, but if you make getting it "messy" then it's likely they will move on top easier pickins. If, for instance, it's at the pub and you want it protected, the disk lock is good because the noise will surprise them and they'll move on. Nothing says that they won't come back with a plan though. An actual security system (blinking LED and all) leaves enough mystery as they (the thieves) are not entirely sure what they may be in for.
The Scorpio SRX900 (I'm sorry I have never tried this one myself) looks to be a good fit and they have a factory connector kit for it. Read reviews and then go to google and look for more reviews. Like my Harley system it looks to have a remote transceiver that (I have not verified this with the Scorpio) appears to have the capability to alert you from a distance. So if you are in your Hotel room, you will still know if someone is messing with the goods.
If I were to be looking, this is what I'd be looking for.
2006 Honda VTX 1300S, 9600 Miles, Ultimate Big Boy seat with backrest, several of Glens products.
Wally running lights, LED turn signals, Kury grips, RTB, TPMS.
Progressive Fork Springs, 1800 Rear Shocks.
Ok? Not helpful. I live in a small town. And u need more than a few guys to lift a vtx. Anyone got helpful replies?
The best security is a locked garage. And, sorry to say, I have seen that fail. But, it's about the best you can do. Aside from that, Insure it for it is worth to YOU! Not replacement value. A bit more expensive (not killer) but, again there is little else to do. I have a separate rider on mine (due to plating, painting, and polishing) that will soon be worth more than the bikes current "value". I pay the premium, lock the garage, and go on with life. It would sure ruin my day if it were stolen but, it would not be the end of the world. Not a loved one, just a machine.