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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-17-2010, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
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Why didn't the people at Victory put a lock on the XC front forks to lock the steering in one position when the bike is parked? After all the development and research that went into this awsome machine, it was pretty stupid of them not to do it. Even a bracket for a separate lock would be better then not having anything at all. Aside from a front disc lock has anyone figured out anything to lock the forks?
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It won't matter anyways if someone wants it their going to take it regardless.
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They should've added it regardless. It's one of the few qualms I had about buying the bike.
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I agree with you guys. Should've had one. But now that it doesn't, I don't lose any sleep over it. If someone wants my Cross bad enough, they can just jack the ignition and get the bike started, which does defeat the purpose of locked steering. I'm sure a thief would rather ride away with it than push the heavy beast along - can't run with it, that's for sure.

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Even still, not even an option. I know if a thief wants it they will take it somehow, its more of a piece of mind thing I guess, or an attempt to get me to buy an expensive bike alarm. Either way, it sucks!
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If you're worried about it, maybe a chain or cable lock would provide some piece of mind.

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What's wrong with a good disc lock?
They are more efficient than a steering lock anyway.

But, If they want it they will get it.


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What's wrong with a good disc lock?
They are more efficient than a steering lock anyway.
I guess the only thing wrong with a disk lock is you forgetting it's there. With the fork lock, you won't forget, for sure.

The fork lock, however, in my worthless opinion, is the weakest form of anti-theft you can possibly use. A fork lock is usually based on a cylindrical steel member, that is about half an inch long, and has a diameter of less than a quoter inch. You don't have to be a body builder to break it, and believe me, a thief will not be gentle with your bike. If the fork is locked, it takes a one or two tries to snap it. Thieves know this, so the usefulness of the device is to give you piece of mind without the real protection.

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For a disc lock you want to spend some $$$ for a good one. They will come with a reminder cord.

I have a couple of them and carry 1 with me.
If you are worried about someone getting your bike you are probably not going to enjoy riding much.
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For a disc lock you want to spend some $$$ for a good one. They will come with a reminder cord.

I have a couple of them and carry 1 with me.
If you are worried about someone getting your bike you are probably not going to enjoy riding much.
True, they do have those bright attachments so you don't forget them on. I have full coverage insurance. If someone wants to steal my bike, please do. I will go get another one, no problem.

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