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Re: Oxford disk Padlock
Reply #10 on: 22 August, 2016, 03:30:04 PM
I'm using XN18 for couple of years now. still looks like brand new. Fits cbf100 front disc, but only just - 18mm pin.

 


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Re: Oxford disk Padlock
Reply #11 on: 22 August, 2016, 04:31:40 PM
Quite happy with Honda Hiss
I removed an alarm that was fitted before getting my stator fixed under warranty.
I usually find an open area to park in town. So a strong disk padlock seems fine.
A new yellow cable/spring hi-vis item should be easier seen.
 U-clamp was ok but a bit tight and fiddly getting the key in to open the rear seat with a luggage mount on. Still a good overnight option
Ok now and again but not a few times a day.
End of the day I want to use my bike but prevent opportunists from having an easy time. Easier picking someone else's I hope.
I take a U-clamp and a chain if staying overnight away from home. :300:
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Re: Oxford disk Padlock
Reply #12 on: 26 August, 2016, 01:49:41 PM
I've this pocket size little Oxford thingy for the quick stop, minimal protection to have something more than a steer lock.

(The big Honda U-lock goes on where more protection feels opportune)

The disk lock can be clicked 'closed' without the key inserted. Used it for some time so you think confident in usage.
Yesterday was different  :138:
I snapped it on the disk and first thought #1 was like: Hey this time I snapped it on with the key hole not pointing outside as usual.
Thought #2: Not a big deal we will just have to insert the key from between the spokes to open it  :028:
Thought #3: Hmmm this key hole is bloody pointing directly at a spoke  :005:, can I insert the key after all?
Tinker....boggle.... piddle.... the key goes in but cannot turn it  :125: darn spoke in the way.
 :148:
Since I arrived at work I stalled the swearing efforts and went to work and there I straightened/modified the key a bit.

The key was dangerously crooked due the first attempts, this is not steel but butter, and luckily it didn't break of with a piece inside the lock, thank God.
If it was still too big all the blue had to be sawed of also, but it worked like this.
So for a moment I had this  :157:  :087:  :151:  :125:  :142:  :435:  :233: :162: feeling of utter self stupid declaration going on.
Luckily I saw it at arrival at work so there was time, and not when I needed to depart home.

Usually I do mind while snapping it on, but this time I was talking to a fellow biker next to me while mounting it, and had my focus compromised leading to the stupid event  :008:
Thumps up for locks that actually need the key to close.
Last Edit: 26 August, 2016, 02:21:58 PM by J-man

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Re: Oxford disk Padlock
Reply #13 on: 26 August, 2016, 06:31:38 PM
You'll never do it again
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Re: Oxford disk Padlock
Reply #14 on: 10 March, 2017, 02:40:05 AM
GordonH,

Yep you mirrored my mistake exactly, I put my bike out front one day next to the front door and put my disc lock on. Later in the day I thought "need to nip out" moved off slowly then bamm bike threw me against the wall and dropped me.
 
I held onto it but the sheer weight and as I held onto it pulled my forearm (sore for a few days)
I had to lay the bike down carefully so I could climb over and lift it up, What a twat.....

Road round the corner and got tell tail scraping noise from the front wheel, I'd bent the disc. The garage down the road sorted it out for me all in £128:00, disc was genuine and only £66:00.

Yep next day I purchased a yellow stretchy thingy from the bike shop.

Nothing really hurt except my pride, and a couple of minor chips to the fairings  :006:


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Re: Oxford disk Padlock
Reply #15 on: 10 March, 2017, 10:17:07 AM
*Originally Posted by J-man [+]
I've this pocket size little Oxford thingy for the quick stop, minimal protection to have something more than a steer lock.

Your picture didn't work but that sounds just like the U-lock I've got on the end of my heavy Oxford Chain thing and the keys look similar too - used to use that chain with a Ground Anchor but now (since my attempted break-in) it's chaining 2 bikes together in the garage... Also useful when on rides as it can go in top-box but very heavy.

If I forgot that was on it could cause significant damage to both bikes  :mfrlol:


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Re: Oxford disk Padlock
Reply #16 on: 27 May, 2017, 09:40:30 PM
Yeah I fell victim to my disc lock, threw me sideways when I moved off, wrenched my arm trying to stop the bike hitting the driveway.
Slightly bent the disc, new genuine one and fitting £128:00.
Bought yellow twisty coily thing and attached to the disc lock after that cost £2:50....... Expensive mistake

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Re: Oxford disk Padlock
Reply #17 on: 28 May, 2017, 05:28:38 AM
still wrap the yellow coily thing around the brake lever so you cannot even push the bike without removing it. I had to move mine for a bike to get parked and still pushed it into the disc lock with the yellow thing warning me. :005:

Never buy a disc lock with a cylinder key because any biro pen can unlock it within seconds. You remove the biro ink and melt the end of the pen with a lighter then push the soft plastic end into the lock and wait 20 seconds before turning it with a pair of pliers.   
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Re: Oxford disk Padlock
Reply #18 on: 28 May, 2017, 10:13:41 AM
*Originally Posted by gordonh [+]
After finally being home for a few days before our summer family holiday. I thought it nice to nip Mrs H into town and have a nice sit down noodle meal and a shandy. As the day was nice and sunny we opted for a jolly down the coast for an Icey.
At the point of the clutch biting and the disk lock jamming I realised my error as Mrs H and me rolled sideways with a broken brake lever and a little pride gone.
Fortunately enough two nice ladies got us on their phone tho didn't help us up.  Just ordered a yellow thing to clip to the lock and bars.
Has anyone else been such a txxt on their bike? I wonder  :462:
:430:  :232:

That's the reason I've NEVER used a disc-lock (and probably never will!)

My theory is who's gonna nick my 8 year old bike when there are so many more attractive and valuable machines out there?!

Like my mate's Beemer S1000RR which he had stolen the first time he left it parked in London with just the steering lock on D'oh!  So now I just park next to a row of new sexy sportsbikes and I doubt anyone even gives the Biffer a 2nd glance  :mfrlol:

Got a heavy Oxford chain and padlock I can put through the wheel though.  What worries me more is the top-box which is quite easy to break into or remove completely I suppose...