The cover is the most important part. Thieves tend to not notice what they can't see. Locks are about as close as you can get to being worthless, with the drastic increase in street crime and gangs lately, even your average amateur criminal can defeat just about any kind of lock fairly quickly, and if you lock the wheels with a U lock, they will just remove the wheel and steal the rest of it. Definitely cover it. Peace. Death to moped thieves. Jerry.