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Old 11-26-2012, 12:10 AM
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Default SW Motech rack locks

I use the locks and don't consider them very effective. As others have pointed out it is easy to twist the pin from the back, etc. I have a keyed padlock on each of my Pelican side-cases, and I run a cable from one lock to the other through and around my rear rack. It is the kind of cable you would use to lock up a bicycle. I consider that to be about as effective as can be expected.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:01 PM
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I agree with stromAlaska. The SW-MOTECH "locks" are a joke.

Here's what I did instead...

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I added tabs to both the frame mounted bracket and the racks themselves. Now the racks lock to the bike.

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my racks came with the locks from the P.O. - though I have no luggage yet - I thing you would be nuts to not order locks.
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I have yet to see a single report of anyone stealing luggage by removing quick lock racks. Thieves use crowbars and hammers to steal stuff, not quarters.
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I have a lock on each side and use the Caribou fastener kit with washers. Not so much for secure but for strength. If did it again I would get Happy Trails top loaders. I use bags inside anyway and the rack always stays on. The only advantage is for maintenance.

http://cariboucases.com/store/?name=...=i&item=000203
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For extra peace of mind, you can run a cable lock through the case handles and the seat racks.

I did this when I parked at the airport for a few days and prevented potentially hundreds of theft attempts.
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For extra peace of mind, you can run a cable lock through the case handles and the seat racks.

I did this when I parked at the airport for a few days and prevented potentially hundreds of theft attempts.
What Stromin' said. If you are concerned a cable will fit down along the back of Trax boxes where they attach to the SW-Motech EVO racks. Then you can wrap the cable to the racks and then the bike.

No one has bothered my Trax boxes or SW-Motech EVO racks (locks on both) when left unattended.
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Thanks for the link greywolf!


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SW-MOTECH Keyed Locking Quick-Lock Fasteners (pair) - TwistedThrottle.com

The key lock sets are the same for all bike models.
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Add me to the list of those who use the quick release SWM racks with one keyed fastener on each side. I think it is enough deterrent, at least for where I might park my bike.
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SW-MOTECH Keyed Locking Quick-Lock Fasteners (pair) - TwistedThrottle.com

The key lock sets are the same for all bike models.
Another option is bolting the racks to the bike instead of using the quick-lock fasteners. Since there are plenty of security-conscious people out there we created this kit:




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