Throw Away Your Disc Lock To Secure Your Bike

 If you secure your bike using a disc lock (or pad lock), I bet it’s going to happen to you. And if it didn’t happened to you, it happened to one of your friends, or at least you heard this story. Because a disc lock is clamped to the motorcycle’s brake rotor, this allows the bike to be rolled in either direction, although only 1 foot or so.  It prevents the wheel from rotating fully, but what happens if you forget to remove the disc lock before trying to ride? Embarrassment, a lot of damage to your bike and possible injury. Under the simple principle that if you cannot move at all your bike when locked (no movement = no damage) a company called RoadLoK offers a new simple technology called the Sniper. The Sniper stays on the motorcycle because it is built into the brake caliper. When the locking pin is secured it passes through a ventilation hole in the brake rotor eliminating all possible movement in any direction. No damage is possible because the motor stalls if the rider tries to go. HHI (Hawg Halters), a very good brakes company that I use a lot on my custom bikes, just incorporated this technology in their 4-piston front brakes. It is built into the HHI brake caliper and models are available for all Harley-Davidson from 1984 to 2007 ((except Springer, ’06-up Dyna/V-Rod). I consider the Sniper system one of the best bike security ideas in a long time. RoadLoK Security will offer a $30 rebate on the purchase of any new RoadLoK Sniper Series MID. The GEICO Rebate will be available exclusively through the GEICO Privileges website.



2 Responses to “Throw Away Your Disc Lock To Secure Your Bike”

  1. 1 Zee Jan 15th, 2007 at 2:18 pm

    We caught a friend just in time as he was getting ready to take off with his lock in place and I have heard the stories about people dumping their bikes because they forgot they had the lock on. The Sniper sounds like a better idea.

  2. 2 DJ Chopper God Jan 15th, 2007 at 6:43 pm

    Seems like a good answer to an old problem. Thanks for keeping folks posted on new stuff. Even stuff I don’t like. That’s a feeble attempt at humor. Think off-center!!!

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