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DISCLOCK DANGERS!!!
« on: March 31, 2013, 02:04:26 AM »
When moving my bike from the side stand to the centre stand with the disc lock attached I pulled the bike back, just a small amount enough to get it on the stand and instead of the lock hitting a hard front fork as on every other bike I have ever owned it hit and cracked off a corner of the front mudguard  which wraps around it.  That said the bike is amazing!!!!
Final Score:- Disc lock 1   Trophy 0
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Re: DISCLOCK DANGERS!!!
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2013, 07:46:47 AM »
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Re: DISCLOCK DANGERS!!!
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2013, 08:57:48 AM »
Hi Woody,

Sorry to hear of the damage to your bike, but two things occur:

The Trophy is not "every other bike" you have owned- it is a Triumph Trophy. Even discounting the differences I question the advisability of allowing the disc lock to hit the front forks with the potential for damage to the fork, lock or disc.

The whole point of disc locks is to prevent the bike being moved while they are fitted. How much time/effort would it have taken to remove the lock for a few seconds?

A case of self-inflicted damage caused by questionable practice?

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Re: DISCLOCK DANGERS!!!
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2013, 09:19:28 AM »
*Originally Posted by BluePilot [+]
Hi Woody,

Sorry to hear of the damage to your bike, but two things occur:

The Trophy is not "every other bike" you have owned- it is a Triumph Trophy. Even discounting the differences I question the advisability of allowing the disc lock to hit the front forks with the potential for damage to the fork, lock or disc.

The whole point of disc locks is to prevent the bike being moved while they are fitted. How much time/effort would it have taken to remove the lock for a few seconds?


Ditto

A case of self-inflicted damage caused by questionable practice?

BP

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Re: DISCLOCK DANGERS!!!
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2013, 09:59:29 AM »
I always find that if I fit my disc lock I can, upon occaisions, forget it is there. My sympathies.
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Re: DISCLOCK DANGERS!!!
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2013, 10:06:10 AM »
Forgetting is one (common) problem, hence all the "reminder" gizmos, but deliberately moving a bike with a disc lock fitted is asking for trouble.
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Re: DISCLOCK DANGERS!!!
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2013, 04:54:24 PM »
There are disklocks with alarm feature like XENA XN15 or Abus 8000 series.
Ideal, every movement of the bike (like lifting it upright from the sidestand) will result in a 110db reminder!
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Re: DISCLOCK DANGERS!!!
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2013, 06:14:20 PM »
Take that woody  :192: wow some people need to let up on the criticism a bit. The guy has damaged his pride and joy and i reckon he knows how and why.
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