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Old 10-21-2009, 03:06 PM   #1
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Bully or Xena disc lock alarm opinions? (or others)

Just wondering how many of you are using a disc lock with an alarm and how you feel about them. I was thinking about getting one for just that little extra deterrent to would-be thieves, or to keep people from "playing" with the bike or trying to sit on it when I'm not around etc. I figure something like this I can lock on when I'm not riding, and when I do just put in my jacket pocket or somewhere until I get where I'm going. So those of you using them, how do you feel about them, and how sensetive are they? Do you know if either brand is more sensetive? More reliable?

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Old 10-21-2009, 03:12 PM   #2
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A Xena disc lock / alarm works well.
Be aware though, if a thief wants your bike, it won't hinder him at all.
Alarms going off are so common place that people do not pay them any mind anymore.
It can act as a deterrent is someone is simply jacking with your bike, but it won't stop a thief.
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:44 PM   #3
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A Xena disc lock / alarm works well.
Be aware though, if a thief wants your bike, it won't hinder him at all.
Alarms going off are so common place that people do not pay them any mind anymore.
It can act as a deterrent is someone is simply jacking with your bike, but it won't stop a thief.
Oh yeah, I know that. If a thief truely wants your bike, he'll get it, no matter what you have. It's just my opinion though that any extra obstacle is one more reason for someone to look for an easier target or to weed out one more "tier" of thieves. I don't expect it to be theft proof (which is why I keep theft insurance) but can't hurt. Keeping people from jacking with it or sitting on it is also a big reason I want the alarm on it, just because I would have to park in a lot if I ride into work and I live at an apartment complex. Just wanna make sure most people are staying back.
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Old 10-21-2009, 04:10 PM   #4
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I use bulldog.. Bully.. Whatever it's called. I just try to park where ever it's visable. If not I'll just cross my fingers.. Lol
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Old 10-21-2009, 04:18 PM   #5
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I use bulldog.. Bully.. Whatever it's called. I just try to park where ever it's visable. If not I'll just cross my fingers.. Lol
How sensitive is it? Does it go off if you just bump it? When you stand it up off the kickstand? Ever any false alarms from wind or anything like that?
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Oh sorry it's just a disk lock. I usually just park it if it's visable
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kewl never knew they made the disc locks with the alarms.
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one of my buddies had one cuz he was scared someone would steal his bike cuz he lost his keys at walmart and it would go of at night with the wind and stuff and it was loud but he figured out if you put the lock closer to the ground on the disk it was less sensitive
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:00 PM   #9
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Yeah, these are the 2 I was looking at.
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:07 PM   #10
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On my phone, what are the prices? Want one for extra precaution.
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:30 PM   #11
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Cycle gear sells good locks from 40-100 bucks depending how thick you want them haha.
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:31 PM   #12
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MSRP according to the site I was looking at said $80 for Bully and $110 for Xena. Selling for a bit less than that.

(Note: didn't post link to site I was looking at because I'm not sure on the rules to linking to non-sponsor vendors)
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Old 10-22-2009, 02:59 PM   #13
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Shoot at $110 i'd rather just buy an alarm. Ok so what's the real world price? Any site sponsors carry these?
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$58 on the Bully and $90 on the Xena where I'm looking.

Yeah, a real alarm I'm sure would handle the alarm function better, but this is also a disc lock which keeps it from being rolled away and is a visual deterrent. Dunno.
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Try parking it at a friends house.....
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Try parking it at a friends house.....
Doesn't help for when you're parking at work/store/etc.
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I have a xena I got off ebay for +- 65.00. The alarm is not as loud as a car alarm. I have never had any false alarms. If you very gently/slowly lean the bike off the kickstand it may not go off but, generally any movement will set it off. The alarm also acts as a reminder not to try and ride off with the disc lock still on. I looked at both the xena seems to be a little higher quality.
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I have the Xena, and at first, I didn't have too many false alarms. I finally figured out that if I position the wheel (rotation-wise) so that when I set the Xena in place, and it is horizontal to the surface, I have never had a false alarm. Make sense? You basicly have to have one of the disc buttons somewhere between the 2 and 3 o'clock position, so the Xena drops onto the edge of the disc, horizontal to the surface.

At least, that's the little quirk with mine. Any other position, and it's a bit too sensitive.

Another benefit for the alarm is that it reminds you that the lock is in the disc, before you take off with a quick endo.
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