Which brake lock, or type of protection do you use? - Page 2 - Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 08:58 AM
Lifetime Premium
 
Old Bear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Clarksville, TN
Posts: 2,377
Not a good idea to use WD40 for lock internals! WD40 will cause the lock to gum up from crud sticking to it, you could end up needing a locksmith to unlock it - no fun when it's riding time. Get some lock graphite instead.

Jerry "Old Bear" Barker
Clarksville, TN
Americas Guardians PS MC
Tennessee 16-A Chapter
"Black Magic" 2011 Vaquero
Old Bear is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 62
Thanks Old Bear, just did a quick google search of lock graphite and that's exactly what I need. I didn't even think about how wd40 or machine oil might build up with dust/dirt. I was a few minutes away from stepping out the door too!
kingscountynyc is offline  
post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 09:21 AM
Senior Member
 
Byron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 112
i would rather ues a disk lock. chain type can be cut with bolt cutters and or battery 4" grinder
Byron is offline  
post #14 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 11:37 AM
twp
Senior Member
 
twp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Richmond, Va
Posts: 245
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigDog View Post
I think have an extra guard dog disklock... PM me and i will send it just cover shipping

BigDog how does the disklock work?

Thanks Tim
twp is offline  
post #15 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 03:32 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 58
there is a pin with a nob on the end. pin goes through the front brake disc and into the lock portion. very close to this one http://www.ebay.com/itm/Guard-5050-B...item588c917288
BigDog is offline  
post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 03:56 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 254
What about a Xena disc-lock under Products

http://www.xenasecurity.com/home/current/lock/
Vulcan_tom is offline  
post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 06:06 PM
twp
Senior Member
 
twp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Richmond, Va
Posts: 245
Garage
Thanks BigDog I will have to see about getting one. Thanks again
twp is offline  
post #18 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 09:20 PM
Senior Member
 
red_leg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Posts: 257
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Bear View Post
Not a good idea to use WD40 for lock internals! WD40 will cause the lock to gum up from crud sticking to it, you could end up needing a locksmith to unlock it - no fun when it's riding time. Get some lock graphite instead.
+1 Excellent point

Few problems on this green earth cannot be solved by the proper application of high explosives

'96 Vulcan 500LTD
'08 Vulcan 500LTD (wife's)
red_leg is offline  
post #19 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 09:39 PM
Super Moderator
 
Romans5.8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 7,050
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Bear View Post
Not a good idea to use WD40 for lock internals! WD40 will cause the lock to gum up from crud sticking to it, you could end up needing a locksmith to unlock it - no fun when it's riding time. Get some lock graphite instead.
Yay! Thank you!

I've told this story a million times here but I'll tell it again. I used to work at the service desk in a hardware store in high school. I re-keyed and fixed locks (mostly for landlords needing to rekey locks after an eviction). Every. single. spring. I got a pile of gummed up locks that won't work, won't turn. Why? They used WD-40 when they started to get hard to turn in the winter. Come spring, dust, pollen, who-knows-what all got sucked in by WD-40's magical crud magnets. Take it all apart, clean it out, and lube with graphite. WD-40 is NOT, is NOT (it's not) a lubricant. It has it's uses, but it shouldn't be used to lubricate parts. Use a LUBRICANT to lubricate parts!

Like you, I recommend graphite for a lock. Works great, and doesn't get gummed up on all the tiny parts.

"8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

Romans 5:8 (NIV)

2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE
iPod Connector Kit, Kuryakyn Highway Pegs, Mustang Touring Seat, Marvella's Hitch, Kuryakyn Trailer Wiring Kit, Haul-Master Tag-a-Long Cargo Trailer

2011 Honda Shadow Aero 750 (Wife's)

Memphis shades quick-release windshield, OEM Solo Seat, Mustang Fender Bib, Chrome Solo Luggage Rack

Past: 2006 Vulcan 900 Classic LT
Romans5.8 is offline  
post #20 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 12:22 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 67
After seeing that bike just picked up and taken away it makes me wonder, could you park closer to a post or something and chain it up to that?
blackbird68 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome