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To those who use a disk lock, had a disk lock or will buy a disk lock:

I recently bought a bright disk lock to secure my bike, eventhough it's garaged, I still wanted the peace of mind.

After securing the disk lock, I noticed that if I forget to take it off, and roll the bike backwards, the disk will catch the fender and make a good size crack to it. So being smart;) I started to wrap a rubberband around the throatle and brake lever. I would wrap the rubber band to the lock when storing the lock.

Do you guys have any better way to remind yourselves in removing the disk lock?

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I know it is true that if someone wanted your bike bad enough, usually they will get it. In the case of disk lock, they will cut the disk much like cutting the steering wheel to remove the "club". How true is that?:confused: Has anyone had their bike stole even with the disk lock?

BOTTOM LINE:

Is the disk lock worth the trouble to justify the limited protection that it offers?
 

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I think anything that makes the thief's job more dificult is worth it.
 

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I agree with GB. If it is a pain to the thief.
Personally I use a lever lock. Sometimes. While the lever can be cut and the bike taken, it is big and obvious. Keeps the honest people honest. Looks sharp too, since it is polished aluminum!
Better than a rubberband is a scrunchie. The thing chicks put in their hair. Bit easier to keep track of. Other people use other reminds as well.
 

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Sometimes Life sux!!

If someone REALLY wants to break into your house,steal your car or your bike they will do it.Period.:mad: No matter what kind of "protection" you may have.
All you can hope to do is to slow them down and make their job such a royal pain that they will move on to somebody else's possessions that are not as hard to steal.
And yes I have and use a Kryptonite disc lock.

JIM
 

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Well, I don't actually have a disk lock. But if I got one, I know exactly what I would get to remind me to take it off before riding. If you have ever looked around a small airport, many planes will have prop ties with a yellow ribbon attached that is imprinted "Remove Before Takeoff" with a ring on the end that could be locked on most disk locks. It's bright, noticable, and describes my riding style quite well. Check with someone at the airport for a place to buy these at.
 

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I was considering buy a disc lock. I was thinking about getting the kind with the alarm built in that goes off if the bike is moved.

On a side note about vehicle protection. I saw on Maximum-Exposure the other day a device that fits to your car to prevent carjacking. Basically its 2 flame throwers mounted under the car doors, one on each side.
 

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alarm disk lock

Thanks for all your responses.

Would disk locks with alarm a better choice when it comes to reminding the rider to remove it before riding?

Does the alarm go off when deteting motion or only when being tampered?

If the alarm goes off when motion is detected such as simply mounting the bike, then I would trade my ordinary disk lock in and get the one with the alarm instead.

I wish my bike has a burglar armor a la "batmobile":rolleyes:
 

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Thanks Vector

Thanks for answering the alarm disk lock before I had the chance to submit my question.

It's like you read my mind:D
 

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I know Kryptonite sells a disk lock package. It comes with the disk lock, key with a light for night time, spare key, case, and a LONG orange band that you stretch from the lock to your throttle. You cant miss it.
 

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Motoman80 said:
I know Kryptonite sells a disk lock package. It comes with the disk lock, key with a light for night time, spare key, case, and a LONG orange band that you stretch from the lock to your throttle. You cant miss it.
it works really well. the orange band is hard to miss. but if you do forget to put the reminder on the hole in the fender isn't as bad a you would think.:(
 

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Alarm Disc Loc

I had a 2000 F4 that got stolen from in front of my apt last november. I know have a 2001 Erion 929 and I use the alarmed disc lock and a leash lock and at night keep it either in storage or in my bedroom. the alarm disc lock will set off the alarm at the slightest touch of the bike. I had someone just touch the muffler to see if it iwas hot or not and it set it off. they are very sensitive. not really loud although loud enough to remind you it is there and to give a theif a second thought
 

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I bought a disk lock and I love it. It gives me piece of mind. All my buddies look at me like I'm crazy, but at least my bike won't roll off. Yeah someone could pick it up and in the truck she goes, but oh well, I've got insurance too. I think I bought the lock from Kryptonite, but it has a very sensitive alarm on it. Even if I forget to take it off, there's a 1 to 2 second delay, so by the time I sit down on the bike, it's going off. Then I get pissed at myself, get off the bike and take it off.

I can't tell you guys how many times I would have rolled off with that thing on there. It's so sensitive, it goes off if you bump the bike, keeping those stupid girls and kids off your bike that like to climb on when you're not around. Sometimes, just the wind shaking the bike sets it off, which is annoying, but it's loud enough to draw attention in the direction of my bike :D

I highly recommend the Lock with the Alarm. I look at the parts guy like he was crazy saying, "Trust me, ya'll need the alarm for yourself". Now I know what he means.

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Thanks

Thank you all.

I will return my disk lock and get the alarm lock instead. I always though the alarm is to repel thieves, therefore, it would be useless. But if I look at it from reminding point of view, it is definitely worth the extra cost.

Note: I saw a brake-lever lock on a british magazine the other day, and thought it is a pretty good idea too. The lock will clamp the brake lever with the throtle together and it can't be cut. Will this devise hurt your brake?


Speed:confused:
 

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The brake lock likely won't hurt your brakes, however all brake (and clutch) levers are made of a fairly soft aluminum, that can be cut through very quickly with a hacksaw, rendering the "un-cuttable" lock useless
 
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