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Street Twin Disk Lock

Discussion in 'Bonneville' started by Repooh, Apr 3, 2018.

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  1. Repooh

    Repooh When nothing goes right, go left
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    Street Twin owners - not yet taken delivery, buying bits.

    Can someone tell me what disk lock pin size fits the Street Twins disks

    Living on the outskirts of London means max security at all times - your experience welcomed
     
  2. StrippleMont

    StrippleMont Senior Member

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    I live on the southern outskirts of London, and had a bike stolen last year.
    Buy the best chain and padlock you can afford. Buy a cover, and if you have to leave the bike. Chain it to a lamp post and cover it. Otherwise the f#ckers will have it away!
    Good chains and padlocks are not cheap, you will not get much change out of £250 - £300. I would not put my trust in disc lock:eek:;)
     
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  3. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
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    Disc locks should only ever be seen as a short term measure - popping into a shop, pub car park, town shopping etc. Even then I always use two - one on the front and one on the rear disc. There is advice on this forum somewhere about the best type of disc lock - some of which are alarmed like the Oxford Boss one I have.
    Front disc has bigger openings so you should have no issues with a big diameter pin but the rear will only be 5mm (if like the Bonnie) and access is harder because of the hub.
    StrippleMont is right though - if you're leaving the bike out for any length of time, then it must be chained to something. When I left the Bonnie out for three nights when staying in Brighton I had it chained to a lamp post and also had two disc locks on and another padlock and chain around the frame and back wheel. :cool:
     
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  4. Ken walburn

    Ken walburn Noble Member

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    Trouble is, most of the machines stolen are literally lifted into back of a van. So unless chained to some kind of street furniture, it's very difficult to make bike secure :worried:
     
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  5. StrippleMont

    StrippleMont Senior Member

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    Mine was towed away by a moped ......FFS:mad:
     
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  6. Repooh

    Repooh When nothing goes right, go left
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    Thanks for your insight folks
     
  7. Kinjane

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    Latest security recommendations are that if you only have one disc lock then use it on the rear disc.
    This makes the bike much harder to manoeuvre especially when it happens to weigh over a 1/4 of a metric ton.
     
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  8. quarky

    quarky Well-Known Member

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    I need a disk lock too for a Street Twin. Has anyone got a recommendation for something small that fits. I know they are not fantastic, but it is supplementary protection.
     
  9. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    Can’t recommend a make but Make sure the pin is the right size
     
  10. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Hi Quarky,

    The Xena alarmed disclocks are a good bit of kit for approx £35. They have a 6mm locking pin.
    I'm also in Northants like yourself. Let me know if you want to pop round to try a Xena for size?
     
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  11. Sir Trev

    Sir Trev Senior Member

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    I use an Oxford Boss for short term use - it's a mini shackle/D-lock so fits most discs and could also be used with a chain if needed. Lives permanently in my topbox.
     
  12. Sir Trev

    Sir Trev Senior Member

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    I use an Oxford Boss for short term use - it's a mini shackle/D-lock so fits most discs and could also be used with a chain if needed. Lives permanently in my topbox.
     
  13. Rich Bryce

    Rich Bryce Dead Eye Dick
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    Or to another vehicle.
     
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  14. Kinjane

    Kinjane Member

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    Tried that once, but the owner of the other bike had to wait over two hours for me to return before he could ride off. It's a very effective solution to the problem but simply not worth the abuse involved.
     
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  15. Rudeboy

    Rudeboy Well-Known Member

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    A Rottweiller guarding your machine is an option especially down here in the south west
     
  16. StrippleMont

    StrippleMont Senior Member

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    Trouble is most Disc locks are made from Chinese cheese metal, and easily circumvented



    Better off with a DIB D lock , I have one of these, used on the rare occasions I have to leave a bike for a short period.
    https://securityforbikes.com/dib-d-locks.php

    Just my view. Not gospel!
     
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