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1Back to top Go down    Disc lock ? on Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:07 pm

DeRodster

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I see a lot of different Oxford model's.
A friend has one called Screamer.
Any of you folks have opinions on em ?

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2Back to top Go down    Re: Disc lock ? on Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:03 pm

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If you do decide to buy/use one, do not forget to remove from bike before moving off as I did, resulting in a dazed and confused rider,warped disc, and fractured caliper mount..........Of course, one should always read the instructions before use

    

3Back to top Go down    Re: Disc lock ? on Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:14 pm

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ive seen folks atttach a sprung cord to those disklocks and then attach the other end to something critical on the handle bars ...as a reminder to remove ....could be a wise idea .


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Disc lock ? on Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:18 pm

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Ouch, Tom,
Oxford do make a flourescent yellow curly cable which you attach to the lock and loop it around the handlebars as a reminder.
I use one on the 'D' lock that I have for the outfit.(I wouldn't trust myself with a disc lock)

It's the item people buy after they have wrecked a caliper.
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5Back to top Go down    Disc lock ? on Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:48 pm

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Great deterrent, what we do is put a piece of Blu Tac gooey stuff on the locks' key hole, and when you put it on the bike, take the Blu Tac and stick it on your ignition hole, that way you always remember. (of course if you are younger than 60 you won't forget anyway). Now, what was I saying?
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6Back to top Go down    Re: Disc lock ? on Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:19 pm

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The only experience I have had is a friends disc lock kept going off in the night while I was trying to sleep. We found that the solution to that was stealing the disc lock. It happened on average 3 times a night for 4 nights and we could not convince him not to use it because it was causing us problems.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Disc lock ? on Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:20 pm

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Did the same myself Tom, made a right arse of myself in Dublin! Embarassed

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8Back to top Go down    Re: Disc lock ? on Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:15 pm

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Have a hidden toggle switch that you trigger when you put the lock on.
This switch can be wired between the ground and the output of the water temperature sensor.
2 advantages:
1) the red overheat temperature light will be ON when you turn the ignition.
2) the bike won't start as the EFI will receive a false signal that the engine is overheated.

This solution is a cheap immobilizer as well as a good reminder for the lock.

I have to tell you that I have a disk lock for 13 years and never used it. Very few BMW are stolen in Canada (maybe 2 a year), and usually this is kids wanting a joy ride.
The old K bikes don't have any market value and they will chose a newer model.

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9Back to top Go down    Re: Disc lock ? on Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:20 pm

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I use a ABAS disk lock. Have owned it and used it for years and years. Bloody big hunk of metal but it sure does a great job of deterring opportunistic thefts. I agree with CF that there is no appeal to thieves for the K-bike in Canada anyways. I took an idea from the airlines and use a cloth strap hanging off the handlebars as a reminder to "remove the lock before flight".

A neat option for the ABUS is a frame mounted lock holder is available. I haven't had a need for one however, even on the M-G which is devoid of any spare space.


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10Back to top Go down    Re: Disc lock ? on Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:07 pm

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What is the silver dome on the fork?

    

11Back to top Go down    Re: Disc lock ? on Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:19 pm

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PIAA driving lights.

They are attached to the fender mounts through longer bolts and stainless tubing supports. I have them wired into the Euro light switch on the right handlebar cluster.


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