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Not content enough with the faux carbon fiber on my tank cowl (and other parts; Avery Dennison SW900 - 194-X Black Carbon Fiber), I pushed my wrapping skills to see if I could wrap my intake ducts (SW900 - 845-M Matte Metallic Charcoal). Wrapping INSIDE such a narrow, complex shape plus a four-corner stretch was very difficult. Satin black polypropylene plastic just isn't my favorite look on a bike though so I like the improved look.

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Installed a roadlok today. They are expensive but sooooo nice. No lock will keep your bike down but for insurance it’s enough.
 

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Installed a roadlok today. They are expensive but sooooo nice. No lock will keep your bike down but for insurance it’s enough.
Hmmm...for $220 (free shipping within the 48-states), you have to move the bike until an outer hole in the disk brake rotor lines up exactly right. Next, you'll be assuming that a thief doesn't have the common wrench necessary to quietly remove the two caliper bolts holding the lock on. The Roadlok is still attached to the brake rotor at that point but the carrier is just aluminum and so easily cut or pried apart. Adding to that, the key cylinder stays mounted to the brake caliper where it's constantly exposed to the elements while riding. I understand why I'm just now hearing about this lock.

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Hmmm...for $220 (free shipping within the 48-states), you have to move the bike until an outer hole in the disk brake rotor lines up exactly right. Next, you'll be assuming that a thief doesn't have the common wrench necessary to quietly remove the two caliper bolts holding the lock on. The Roadlok is still attached to the brake rotor at that point but the carrier is just aluminum and so easily cut or pried apart. Adding to that, the key cylinder stays mounted to the brake caliper where it's constantly exposed to the elements while riding. I understand why I'm just now hearing about this lock.

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If you think that ANY lock will keep your bike safe, think again !
Take a battery grinder and they will have your bike loaded in a van in less then a minute, no matter what locks you have.
The only reason you have a lock is for insurance and maybe a thief will take the next bike if you are lucky.
You may have heard it now for the first time but they are already 6 years in business and have locks for almost all sports bikes. It’s not a new thing.
 
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If you think that ANY lock will keep your bike safe, think again ! Take a battery grinder and they will have your bike loaded in a van in less then a minute, no matter what locks you have.
Yes, I'm aware. The point of a lock is to cause lots of noise in it's destruction along with time wasted (plus not being too inconvenience to carry and use). Let us know how you like your's after a year.
 

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The reason why I bought this one is that you don’t have to carry anything around. Specially on a naked is everything to much. At least I won’t be carrying a chain with me so you are kinda forced to use something like a disc brake lock and then it doesn’t matter anymore. They will grind your lock, grind your brake disc, put the front on a trolley or pick your bike up with a couple of guys. So a disc brake lock, whichever you want to use, is just insurance thing, not to keep your bike from being stolen. At least that is my opinion and not necessary the truth.
 

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The reason why I bought this one is that you don’t have to carry anything around. Specially on a naked is everything to much. At least I won’t be carrying a chain with me so you are kinda forced to use something like a disc brake lock and then it doesn’t matter anymore. They will grind your lock, grind your brake disc, put the front on a trolley or pick your bike up with a couple of guys. So a disc brake lock, whichever you want to use, is just insurance thing, not to keep your bike from being stolen. At least that is my opinion and not necessary the truth.
You don’t have to justify anything you bought. Do your own thing, man. :)
 

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I think I may have said this before when it came up, or maybe it was just a 'similar' lock - I'd be way more tempted to buy it if it included some sort of motion sensor alarm that made a very loud noise. Criminals hate attention so anything that will cause people to generally look in their direction is the best deterent you can get, and if it slows them down too - extra bonus points.
 

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I think I may have said this before when it came up, or maybe it was just a 'similar' lock - I'd be way more tempted to buy it if it included some sort of motion sensor alarm that made a very loud noise. Criminals hate attention so anything that will cause people to generally look in their direction is the best deterent you can get, and if it slows them down too - extra bonus points.
And don’t forget a tether to remind you.
 

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I saw a video where 4 guys jumped out of a van with 2 - 4 foot steel poles, then slid them through the wheels and carried the bike into the van. It took 10 seconds from start to finish to steal the bike.
 
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