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Anyone have an opinion ( stupid question, i know) on bike locks; disk or otherwise ?
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I have a kryptonite disc lock that I use when travelling. It has this nice idiot cable that you attach to your handgrip so you don't accidentally ride off with it still attached and risk effing up your brakes....

Xena makes one with an alarm but that one wasn't available when i got my lock a few years back. just don't lose the key.... otherwise you're screwed..

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I have looked at various locks and I don't like any of them.
I think I am going to make my own. You can use it as a locking device as well as for other things.
I have a few ideas, but the one I am leaning to is one that hooks around the clutch arm at the engine and prevents it from moving. I figure if they can't get it into neutral then they can't roll it away, as well as if your clutch cable breaks you can always use it as a suicide shifter.

Now for those people who are going to bitch on me about how "If they want it, they will take it" or "you should always carry a spare cable"... I know all this.
I do have a spare and if I see 4 big brawny guys picking my bike up into the back of a truck then I will not confront them anyway.
This locking mechanism is just for the average scum that wants to take something for his next fix.
Couple this with a small box bolted under the seat that will sound a small piezoelectric buzzer when stood straight up. It doesn't need to be loud, any noise and they will most likely move on.

So, that's it.

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Even if you prevent movement of the clutch lever at the engine, can't they just shift it into neutral with the engine off and easily roll it away?

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I have a kryptonite disc lock that I use when travelling. It has this nice idiot cable that you attach to your handgrip so you don't accidentally ride off with it still attached and risk effing up your brakes....

Xena makes one with an alarm but that one wasn't available when i got my lock a few years back. just don't lose the key.... otherwise you're screwed..
I looked at those Xena locks. 120 db sound is pretty loud. And you are right.. lose rather key and your screwed. At least until you can get a new key sent to you where you are stuck.

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Even if you prevent movement of the clutch lever at the engine, can't they just shift it into neutral with the engine off and easily roll it away?

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I agree. Preventing them from rolling it is the best option.

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I agree. Preventing them from rolling it is the best option.
agreed. its too bad that this won't work for our bikes ROADLOK, although like its been said already if someone wants something bad enough, they will figure out a way to get it....

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If you do a rotor lock PLEASE find away to remind your self bike is locked.
If you forget you roll 2 ft and crash.
Locks are only good at keeping honest people honest

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If you do a rotor lock PLEASE find away to remind your self bike is locked.
If you forget you roll 2 ft and crash.
Locks are only good at keeping honest people honest

You got that right John !.. That is on my mind believe me ! could always put two on. one if front of the caliper and one in back so its doesnt move at all. LOL

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I just use one of those heavy U-locks on the front wheel of each bike.

I've had my father-in-law repeatedly tell me about his neighbor whose Harley was stolen. Apparently the thieves just lifted the front end and rolled it into a trailer to carry it away. To which I respond, "If they're gonna work that hard to steal it, they've earned it. Besides, it's insured."
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