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Post by Charlie1300 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:41 pm

I blagged myself a Yanchor max 90. No, that wasn’t a typo. A Yanchor. Essentially a Y shaped ground anchor. The Yanchor needs to be set in concrete rather than bolted down so it’s flush to the ground, which is good news straight away in my opinion as you don’t have to drive around it etc and thieves can’t attack the Yanchor itself. The Yanchor and its bigger brother the Yanchor max 90 have been approved by Sold Secure and have passed to a Sold Secure MOTORCYCLE GOLD standard which is good news for the bikers.

It arrived packaged well enough, wrapped in cardboard in a plastic sealed bag. I actually had to use scissors to get it open so can’t complain there. Inside is the Yanchor and two pins wrapped up in the fitting instructions (The pins go through the main shaft to form the actual anchor point in the concrete).

First impressions are very good. Good solid welds with no gaps and seems more than capable of doing its job and a drainage hole to stop the Yanchor filling with rain water and rotting the chain and its sleeve.

The installation instructions are clear and even tell you the ratio for the concrete mix (so even concreting virgins will have nothing to worry about). The one thing they don’t tell you is to put the two pins through the holes in the main shaft but only a numpty would forget to do that surely ?...

The only thing I would suggest in checking the links on the chain from time to time to make sure people aren’t hack sawing away (or whatever) at it from time to time and make sure the drainage hole is clear from dirt and leaves etc if fitted outside.
Is it worth buying? Yes is the simple answer. It does what it’s supposed to do and you’ll sleep easier knowing whatever you are protecting is locked to the ground and not to itself.

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Post by Jaffa_Cake » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:14 am

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I like the style of that. Some of the photos on their web site show the device with quite long chains which seems to defeat the purpose in my opinion. I can see that the chain doesnt have to be mega tight, but the least amount of it showing that you can get away with will go a long way to preventing someone putting a stone chisel on it and breaking the chain or getting some bolt croppers on it.

I like that design and its no real hardship to create a suitable hole in your garage floor.
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Post by hairy » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:21 am

Yea looks good, very handy being flush, I could imagine it getting filled up with crap and debry if it's out side though.
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Post by Charlie1300 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:25 am

Wouldn't take much to clean the crap out, I can get a fist through the 90 (although I have small hands). I'm chuffed it was free though. :thumbs:

I'm guessing a grinder would go through a chain, so you could cut a chain in half and have two shorter chains. :scratch:
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Re: Yanchor

Post by TEX » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:34 am

£49.99 :shock:

If 10 people wanted one of these
I could supply them at £20 :)
+ postage at cost.
Would definately be no more than
£5.99 possibly less.
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made it to see if it was cheaper by
parcelforce or the courier I use :)
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Re: Yanchor

Post by JT » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:15 am

Now then

Looks good but what's the point of having a very good ground anchor, then putting a chain through the bloody wheel :roll: atleast make the effort, get a decent long chain that a thief would need some gas bottles to get through and run it through the frame :thumbs:

Tex> That sounds like a good proposal to me ;-) Will it be painted Tex? I'll have one M8 :thumbs:
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Post by Jaffa_Cake » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:16 am

Tex, I'd buy one, so put me down for one. :thumbs:
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Post by Jaffa_Cake » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:09 pm

JT, I fully agree, a long chain through the frame is probably a very good deterrent, but then give anyone a bit of slack in a chain and a hard floor surface and out will come the sledge hammer. And off goes your bike.

Although the short chain through a wheel is not necessarily the best option, as it only takes the removal of the wheel and again off goes your bike. :( Difficult call to make, either way if someone wants it, they will probably take it.

I think its just about making it as difficult and unattractive as possible to the thief. A bike with a missing front wheel is a difficult bike to load into a van or push off down the street, and it looks a bit suspicious too :lol: I've heard that some coppers will actually stop and question people pushing bikes in these circumstances, although this is only a rumour, I've never actually seen any evidence of it. :roll:

Im all for causing the thief the greatest possible inconvenience which might increase the risk of them either making excessive noise or better still getting caught.

I think something like this device concreted into a garage floor is a good system.
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Post by JT » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:15 pm

Jaffa_Cake wrote: either way if someone wants it, they will probably take it.

I think its just about making it as difficult and unattractive as possible to the thief. .
Dead right but again, if you get a good chain, I'm talkin well over a £100 they won't get through it with a sledgehammer and bolster very easily if at all and as you say they don't like makin noise so bottles or angle grinder are out of the question ;-)

The garage doors need to be made secure aswell, so they can't even get in, if they know your pride and joy is inside :wickedgrin:

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Re: Yanchor

Post by dalton » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:59 pm

Once they open your garages (Jt and Jaffa) and seen a yella un and a honda they would just shut the door and fook off :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :thumbs:
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Post by JT » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:23 pm

dalton wrote:Once they open your garages (Jt and Jaffa) and seen a yella un and a honda they would just shut the door and fook off :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :thumbs:
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Post by baklazanek » Tue May 28, 2013 4:08 pm

Charlie1300 wrote:I blagged myself a Yanchor max 90. No, that wasn’t a typo. A Yanchor. Essentially a Y shaped ground anchor. The Yanchor needs to be set in concrete rather than bolted down so it’s flush to the ground, which is good news straight away in my opinion as you don’t have to drive around it etc and thieves can’t attack the Yanchor itself. The Yanchor and its bigger brother the Yanchor max 90 have been approved by Sold Secure and have passed to a Sold Secure MOTORCYCLE GOLD standard which is good news for the bikers.

It arrived packaged well enough, wrapped in cardboard in a plastic sealed bag. I actually had to use scissors to get it open so can’t complain there. Inside is the Yanchor and two pins wrapped up in the fitting instructions (The pins go through the main shaft to form the actual anchor point in the concrete).

First impressions are very good. Good solid welds with no gaps and seems more than capable of doing its job and a drainage hole to stop the Yanchor filling with rain water and rotting the chain and its sleeve.

The installation instructions are clear and even tell you the ratio for the concrete mix (so even concreting virgins will have nothing to worry about). The one thing they don’t tell you is to put the two pins through the holes in the main shaft but only a numpty would forget to do that surely ?...

The only thing I would suggest in checking the links on the chain from time to time to make sure people aren’t hack sawing away (or whatever) at it from time to time and make sure the drainage hole is clear from dirt and leaves etc if fitted outside.
Is it worth buying? Yes is the simple answer. It does what it’s supposed to do and you’ll sleep easier knowing whatever you are protecting is locked to the ground and not to itself.

http://www.yanchor.com
Where can i buy this? :respekt:
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