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post #1 of 9 Old 05-28-2007, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Xena Lock

Hi Guys,

I finally got my V-Strom 2006 DL650 - LOVE IT.

Now I would like to buy a Disk Lock for it and heard only good things about the Xena.

Could anyone tell me what Model / Size will fit my bike? Because there are so many models of them.

Here is a good link with good prices on it:


Thanks guys
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post #2 of 9 Old 05-28-2007, 04:16 PM
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I have the XM14 I used for my FZ1 and now I use on my Strom, works good and the alarm is truly piercing. You will learn how to get the key in and unlock it fast I bet

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post #3 of 9 Old 05-28-2007, 08:58 PM
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Xena:-I'm waiting

For stock to come in.
The alarm is much more sensitive than others.I will use this in conjunction with a chain that fits the disk lock.
I want the motion sensor going off fast if the bike is moved.
I will not use it as a disk lock on its own, I'm not very comfortable with the idea of disk locks , even with the safety measures to stop you riding off with the thing in place.
A friend tells me you should put it on the 'leading 'side of the disk so you don't get the one revolution of momentum before it jams.The wheel stops immediately with no where to go.
Had the mis fortune to ride off on my Dakar once with the security wire strop in place. Unpleasant sensation when you stop and fall over.

DL1K , fettled.
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post #4 of 9 Old 05-28-2007, 09:12 PM
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I had a great disk lock on another bike. Started the bike up, put it in gear with my wife on the back and down we went on the parking lot at Daytona Speedway. Took a few guys to get the bike off us.
Spoiled our vacation and cost $350.00 to replace the bent rotor. The lock now hangs on my wall in the shed.
I bought a Master Lock Keyed cable at Home Depot, and haven't forgotten to remove it yet.
One of the things I do when traveling is to cover the bike. Not as tempting?

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post #5 of 9 Old 05-29-2007, 07:57 AM
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There's literally thousands of stories about folks riding off with their disk locks in place.

Just think, you have had a long day, jump on your bike, thinking about a cold beer and a warm welcome when you hit home. You're not even thinking about that disc lock.

At least until your mind starts asking . . . . "What's that noise?"

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post #6 of 9 Old 05-29-2007, 10:10 AM
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If you've ridden off with a disc lock in place - then consider one of these "Luma Xmart Disc Lock"


The disk lock is also your foot rest. So when you jump on your bike to set off, you notice ""hey no foot rest" and therefore remember to take off the disc lock.

See the video here


( no association - just good product )/
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post #7 of 9 Old 05-29-2007, 06:00 PM
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Just a little input here. I had the Xena disclock with the alarm. If the bike was moved off the side stand the alarm was shrieking. With the one I had there is no way you could lift the bike from the stand flip the stand up, start the bike and attempt to ride away without the alarm going off. I did throw a leg over the bike a few times but got reminded real quick. I guess if you batteries died it could be a problem though. Just my 2 cents worth.

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post #8 of 9 Old 06-06-2007, 08:34 PM
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I use a disc lock and have a little trinket rigged so it goes over the hand brake lever and hangs over the starter button which I put on whenever I put on the disc lock.

ride safe,
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post #9 of 9 Old 06-07-2007, 03:42 PM
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Another +1 for the Xena lock with alarm. I use one on my Wee and it has overall been great. I have a couple of complaints about it though...

. If you park your bike outside in the rain, the rusting particles of metal on your brake rotor can drip down over the "installed" sensor on the lock and keep you from convincing it to shut off until you've had a chance to clean it (spit and a leaf work ok). I've had to clean mine twice and I bought it in Feb.

. You can take all the gusto out of the alarm's volume by putting your hand over the thing when its going off. The only "solution" I can come up with is to put 2 of these on, one on each wheel. I haven't done that yet.

As far as forgetting its on and riding away, not a chance. You won't be able to stand the bike up much less start it without the alarm going off.
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