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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-18-2015, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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Adding a new "Disc" lock

I've ordered Roadlok disc lock for my TVL. http://roadlok.com/collections/european-sport

Not cheap at $200.00 but much more convenient than the usual disc lock. I had one on my KTM 690 Duke (factory dealer-installed option) and really missed it on my Triumph Tiger XRx and on the TVL. Roadlok sent a reply to my email to them showing they have one for MV Agustas, so I sent in my order.

Although the Turismo Veloce is not specifically listed, I'm assured it will fit.

Not sure when it will get to me, but I'll have an update when it is installed.
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It arrived in the mail today, and I installed it on the left caliper. The instructions did not address the Turismo Veloce but I assumed torque values (42-46 newton-meters) for other 800 models with the same style Brembo brakes would be safe. I found by process of elimination that spacers "C" were the ones to use, and I used the shorter of the two sets of (longer than stock) bolts because the longer ones seemed too long.

I tried to register my key code with RoadLok but that webpage has expired. RoadLok was very slow imho to respond to my interest in buying and then in shipping - and letting me know it was shipped - and now we'll see how they respond to the expired webpage. Their website has a professional appearance but so far their execution leaves something (professionalism) to be desired.

The product is fine, well engineered, well made, easy to install and much more convenient than the ordinary disc lock; and I'm glad I bought it but the experience overall is not what it should be. Of course, YMMV.

Plus, it seems projects like these are always done in 30 degree F weather
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Wonko, any idea of the weight of this item?

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According to RoadLok the weight of the entire system is under 300 grams, so it doesn't add much to the unsprung weight. It would matter to a race bike, but I can't see it making a difference to a road bike. The locking pin is replaced with a plastic plug while riding, with the pin going into your pocket, so it would then count as sprung weight

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Cheers Wonko,
Fairly light and certainly useful, how robust is it do you think? Is it more of a visual detrent rather than a real bit of security?

I will keep an eye out for these at the bike shows coming up.

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The pin locks into the disc, so just removing the bolts won't enable a thief to roll the bike on it's two wheels; of course, he could pick up the bike and carry it away to destroy the lock at his leisure.

Thieves have taken to using the wheel chair lifts that attach to receiver hitches to do just that.

As I'm sure you know, there's no such thing as security.
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I'm surprised you say about their lack of response. I have one on mine and found them great

Weighs very little and it's not another thing you need to carry around

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Wheel locks are a deterrent to honest people.

Of course they work wonders for stopping your bike from rolling....when you forget that it is engaged.

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Of course they work wonders for stopping your bike from rolling....when you forget that it is engaged.

Yes, there is a story there.
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An advantage of the RoadLok is that the pin is engaged in a hole in the rotor, so the bike can't roll at all. No go, so no sudden stop.
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