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Biker's Cafe Chatroom

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by IC3, 3 Feb 2016.

  1. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 May 2009

    Posts: 3,366

    Location: Southampton

    I've heard of people using the oxford screamer <insert innuendo here>

    Edit:
    Even though I own the slot style disk lock arnt they easily bypassed with some very simple tools?

    **Checks youtube**...yes pretty easily:
     
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  2. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 May 2009

    Posts: 3,366

    Location: Southampton

    With above in mind I suppose its something like the Oxford boss alarmed lock
     
  3. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: 14 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,615

    Location: Bristol

    In fairness, the slot in that one the guys is breaking is massive, mine is the same thickness as a brake disc and the 'reach' is much shorter too so much harder to get something in the 'rear' end of it. That being said, I don't use it as a way of securing the bike, for me it's just a quick and easy visual deterrent for opportunistic thieves.
    At the end of the day, if someone really wants your bike (or car etc.) they will be able to take it but if a disc lock, chain etc. makes them think twice about doing it then you're at least mitigating some of the potential chance of theft.
    I don't really see the point in alarmed ones, again, if they are going to take the bike then chances are the alarmed unit won't stop them or it'll make them damage the bike in spite.
     
  4. Maccapacca

    Don

    Joined: 13 Apr 2010

    Posts: 17,596

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Opted for a ABUS Granit Detecto X Plus 8008 Black Loop
     
  5. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 May 2009

    Posts: 3,366

    Location: Southampton

    I agree that all locks are basically there as a deterrent. At least with an alarmed lock there is more chance to alert you to a theft while you can still do something about it.

    It's the reason I have an Almax chain since the only way I know to get though it is with an angle grinder
     
  6. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 May 2009

    Posts: 3,366

    Location: Southampton

    Nice. No messing about then
     
  7. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: 14 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,615

    Location: Bristol

    Would you really want to risk confronting someone and personal injury (or worse) over a motorbike though? I know I would rather someone stole my bike than attacked me for daring to confront them...but I don't have an expensive or that interesting a bike to make it all that worth stealing. Obviously there is the chance that they think it's not alarmed, try it, it goes off and they scarper I'm just playing the worst case scenarios.
     
  8. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Nov 2006

    Posts: 5,273

    Location: Scotland

    I've got one of those Abus detecto ones also, are you able to put it on without it going off?, don't think i've managed it.

    Still no sign of dry weather here to get out on the new bike, looks like it might dry up and sun comes out then comes the sleet and snow, i doubt i'll get out until March now.
     
  9. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 May 2009

    Posts: 3,366

    Location: Southampton

    I couldn't stand by and let my bike get taken. Got lads next door that would come out if I made enough noise as well
     
  10. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Nov 2006

    Posts: 5,273

    Location: Scotland

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    Managed to get a short first ride on the new bike today before the crap weather came back, best surprise ever it has a quickshifter fitted the dealer never mentioned!, just wish i could have stayed out longer.
     
  11. Maccapacca

    Don

    Joined: 13 Apr 2010

    Posts: 17,596

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Box Hill this afternoon, am struggling a bit with the ride by wire and the hydraulic clutch. Just all feels a bit disjointed :p


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  12. khemist

    Soldato

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    Posts: 5,273

    Location: Scotland

    Sent back my racer heated gloves, medium setting isn't very warm and high setting is good but battery doesn't last very long so going back to heated grips.
     
  13. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Feb 2006

    Posts: 4,092

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    Noticed my recently installed heated grips on the RS, had melted the rubber on my Dainese over gloves :D Thought I could smell something melty on the way home the other day!
     
  14. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Nov 2006

    Posts: 5,273

    Location: Scotland

    New bike just got blown over, scratched exhaust, bar end, broke off the scraper thing under the footpeg and that's just what i can see in the dark.
     
  15. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 May 2007

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    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Ouch, that's some bad luck.
     
  16. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Nov 2006

    Posts: 5,273

    Location: Scotland

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    Here is the damage, handlebars are also crooked and noticed something dripping from this hole under the exhaust, can anyone tell me what this is?.
     
  17. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

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    Location: Shropshire

    Just looks like a drain hole for the exhaust so it'll be condensation dripping out.
     
  18. Maccapacca

    Don

    Joined: 13 Apr 2010

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    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Sometimes :p only just received it in the post, still struggling to get it to fix and arm first time.

    Quite tricky but worth it.

    Like the feature that reminds you it's on when you sit on the bike :) got the bike under a cover and all this wind flapping the cover around it hasn't gone off accidentally which is nice.

    The chain and loop is a great idea as wel.
     
  19. khemist

    Soldato

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    Posts: 5,273

    Location: Scotland

    wrong thread delete.
     
  20. Junglist

    Soldato

    Joined: 11 Jun 2015

    Posts: 6,883

    Location: Bristol

    Well after not riding since about July last year just got my insurance sorted for my bike. MOT and a service booked in for Friday so will be back on the road.

    Wasn't able to have my bike with me for where I was living last year but currently living at my grandmothers until our new house is built and both here and there I'll be able to have my bike again. Literally can't wait. Going to have to take it slowly first day but I'm super excited right now