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Old 12-27-2012, 09:58 AM   #11
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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.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:16 AM   #12
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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!
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:21 AM   #13
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i would rather ues a disk lock. chain type can be cut with bolt cutters and or battery 4" grinder
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:37 PM   #14
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I think have an extra guard dog disklock... PM me and i will send it just cover shipping

BigDog how does the disklock work?

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Old 12-27-2012, 04:32 PM   #15
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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
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:56 PM   #16
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What about a Xena disc-lock under Products

http://www.xenasecurity.com/home/current/lock/
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:06 PM   #17
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Thanks BigDog I will have to see about getting one. Thanks again
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:20 PM   #18
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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
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:39 PM   #19
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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.
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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?
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