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Old 10th December 2008, 10:01   #1
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Default Motorcycle Disk Lock: Where to buy?

I need an solid but compact locking system for my Karizma. What I have in mind is a disk lock which is compact, highly visible (which would act as a deterrent), and robust.

Do you know of any place in India that i can buy it from?
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Old 10th December 2008, 12:30   #2
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Which one do you want there are various types.

The most easy & not common one that I saw in Mumbai was a normal key type lock which could be put in one of the holes in disk

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The one which is the most common is with two arms on left shock which goes through the front wheel when you want to lock it. This one is very easily available almost everywhere.
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Thanks for posting the pics Kedar. I want the U type disk lock like the Kryptonite lock you have posted. Reason is the U type lock can be used for the front disk as well as the rear sprocket. Where can i find a good quality one here? I was using an Oxford disk lock and it's build was pretty solid.
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Like I said earlier these aren't common(saw just one so far in Mumbai) so I am not sure, on the other hand you can use normal suitcase locks till you find something. This would atleast act as a deterrent.

May be if some one is coming from US or such place where its available, you can ask them to bring along.
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Be careful about using a gujad lock on the disc.
The lock when engaged should completely stop the wheel from rotating.
Otherwise its quite possible you start the bike.
Rev up.
and one full revolution of the wheel later jam it in deep.

Atleast if the wheel is locked you will only skid and fall.
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Be careful about using a gujad lock on the disc.
The lock when engaged should completely stop the wheel from rotating.
Otherwise its quite possible you start the bike.
Rev up.
and one full revolution of the wheel later jam it in deep.

Atleast if the wheel is locked you will only skid and fall.
Yeah very likely

To avoid this kind of a situation some good disk locks come with bright coloured coiled plastic loop that you attach to the handlebars. So when you see that on the handlebar you know that you have to unlock the disk. Not all manufacturers provide this.
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Easy ways to remember your wheel lock - Surviving the Streets - Motorcycle Cruiser

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Don't Forget Your Motorcycle's Disc or Wheel Lock
Disc and wheel locks provide solid secuity for your motorcycle. The problem is that sooner or later you forget them when riding away -- unless you employ one of these tips. From the April 1998 issue of Motorcycle Cruiser magazine.
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Thanks for posting the pics Kedar. I want the U type disk lock like the Kryptonite lock you have posted. Reason is the U type lock can be used for the front disk as well as the rear sprocket. Where can i find a good quality one here? I was using an Oxford disk lock and it's build was pretty solid.
Tried in coimbatore?madras?
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while parking my bike in places i was skeptical about theft.
I used a small normal lock in one of the disk holes and put it just before the rotor.
But some bugger did manage to steal the chain cover off my bike
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120-150 bucks is what a pin type costs.

Cant beleive its not sold down south. mum/del have enough of it.

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is what it approx lookslike too lazy for pics sorry
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Tried in coimbatore?madras?
Not yet. But i don't travel to these places and don't have anyone to search for me. I will have to try Bangalore.

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while parking my bike in places i was skeptical about theft.
I used a small normal lock in one of the disk holes and put it just before the rotor.
But some bugger did manage to steal the chain cover off my bike
Lol! That's why i don't have a chain cover Hahaha..

If i don't manage to find a disk lock i'll have to compromise with a normal pad lock.

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120-150 bucks is what a pin type costs.

Cant beleive its not sold down south. mum/del have enough of it.

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is what it approx lookslike too lazy for pics sorry
Does the lock you have in mind look like the ones posted by Techno? I can't make out much from the ascii art you attempted 200 bucks is quite cheap for a good quality disk lock!
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