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Old 12-20-2008, 11:09 PM
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Default SW-Motech Quick release Rack and Theft

I like the concept of being able to take off my luggage racks when they are not needed. So how many of you, that own and use the SW-Motech Quick-Lock sideracks, worry about them when you park for lunch, or shopping or what ever. I have seen the you tube video and these things come off fast

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Old 12-20-2008, 11:20 PM
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I too am going to buy the SW racks to mount my Pelican 1550's to my DL1000, got a real nice Christmas bonus last night.I'm also concidering the locks.
I'm going to buy mine from http://www.dualsportplus.com/ in Stoney Creek Ontario. As good a deal than Twisted Throttle and no brokerage fee border crap to deal with. I like to keep my money in Canada if I can.
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:30 PM
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I use the locks and consider them effective.
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...snip... I like to keep my money in Canada if I can.
That's down right un-American
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I have these racks and the locks. I really like them.

I consider the locks sufficiant.

In reality, only a few people know that the racks are quick release (like you and me, no one I have met personally knows about them), so likely, even with out a lock, they will be safe.

However, I would buy the lock.
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:48 AM
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Yea your right most people will not think they would come off. And on the Other hand, i'll have insurance.
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:26 AM
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I have the locks and don't give security a second thought. If someone wanted the stuff in my luggage, it'd probably be quicker to pop the locks on the Givi's with a screwdriver than to break the lock on the racks and undo the rest of the fasteners.
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:05 AM
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I wouldn't worry a bit about it. Anyone who knows they come off probably wouldn't be the type to steal them.

The locks will keep honest people honest for about a minute. You can just pop off the fastener from underneath even with the locks on.

The racks are top-notch, if they suit your needs I'd buy them. I had them (and loved them for the construction/quality) but they were too wide so I got the Givi's.
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It depends on where you mount the locks. They will fit the racks anywhere the twist-lock bolts fit however depending on the bike you may not have many choices. I have these racks on my VFR and had to mount the locks at the back because that was the only place that the knobs would fit. I haven't tried it myself but I'm pretty sure all it would take is a pair of pliers to unlock them by grabbign the pin. I think you will have better choices on the V-Strom though and they will be better protected.

Other than that I feel they are pretty secure and don't hesitate to leave expensive items in mine. Of course both bikes have alarms on them to
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:32 PM
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Darn, Now I have to have it
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