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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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Vinish
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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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..
kryptonite makes the disk lock reminder cable and sells it alone. So a xena with that orange cable might work
 

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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.
Hey Paul.. hows the great white north ? Riding weather yet up there ? :ride:
 

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I have the disc lock with the idiot proof cable as well. It would be more work and stress to get past it then the bike is worth in my opinion. The locks that hold your brake lever are worthless. A pair of side cutters to the brake line and that thing is rendered useless.
 

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Hey Paul.. hows the great white north ? Riding weather yet up there ? :ride:
Hey Jim, Spring is having a hard time getting up here. The record snow is finally gone and I did manage to get out 3 times so far but most of the days are cold and I have to bundle up, but it is still better than going to work. It has been raining more than usual here, but I guess it helps wash the roads, so you know, glass half full.

Sold my Triumph to a guy in Florida, sight unseen, only through my videos. It was interesting with all the paperwork, shipping, customs and such. At least he can ride it year round instead of it being stored in my shed for 5 months. So, down to one bike now.
 

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Oh and also, a major point of security failure on these bikes.. The ignition. I can buy an ignition for like $100 and it would take me 5 seconds tops to unplug your ignition and plug in mine behind the cheese wedge and take off with your bike. So, yea.
 

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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....
Put one on my XR back in 2011. Expensive. Work good. Got to get a longer brake line on the side you put it on. The caliper moves down because of the mounting of the lock, then you have to install a longer brake hose on that side. If you do not change brake hose then the fork could extend all the way out and break the brake hose. They may not sell a kit now, the brake hose thing may be why, but the company sold me one back then off the internet. Good quality parts.
 

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No lock, it's insured. I did think of one years ago but decided that another step in getting on and riding was not required, I don't even use the kill switch, but still check that when riding with mates.

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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.
I use a disc lock that has a bright yellow coily cable that I hook onto the grip.
Leaving home without spare keys in your pants pocket is begging for troubles.
 
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