Xena XX-10 Disc Lock with Alarm
Does its job
The alarm is pretty sensitive, which is a good thing. As soon as you try and roll the bike forward or backwards with it on, it will start going off. Its pretty loud, but nothing out of this world. Overall, it does its job.
February 12, 2014
The alarm is loud, although I wish there was a way to manually disable the alarm without needing to remove the battery, as that is a hassle.
March 10, 2014
Excellent in all, but small issue
Excellent disc lock as others have stated.
Now, there is a little design flaw in the alarm module itself. If it rains, the little IR sensor windows will fog up causing the alarm to malfunction and think that it's still armed when you take the lock off, eventually keeping the alarm going off until you take the battery out (and continuous embarrassment until then).
March 3, 2014
Perfect Blend of Sensitivity and Durabillity
I know that if someone Really wants my bike nothing is going to stop them from getting it, but this alarm makes me feel a whole lot better about keeping my bike outside. It is very sensitive (though I haven't found it to bee 'too' sensitive as others have stated) and when it goes off It Is Loud so I know it will attract un-wanted attention for a thief. Also the design looks very durable and it looks like it will stand up to some serious damage by anyone trying to get by it. Love the alarm.
February 10, 2014
Easy and simple
The lock is so easy and simple to use. If you read the instructions it makes everything else simple. It does the job really we'll and having an audible alarm makes me feel better.
December 23, 2013
Xena XX-14 Disc Lock
This is a solid, easy to use, piece of hardware. The alarm has plenty of volume to it. I believe this will be an effective deterrent to someone messing with my motorcycle. When it's installed, the alarm activates by just bumping the bike or by attempting to move the handlebars. Another nice effect is that if someone is trying to roll the bike away, they would have to lift the bike's front end off the ground since the front wheel will obviously only turn so far before the lock catches on the forks or brake caliper. For around $100 - you can't go wrong with this item if you have concerns about where you park your bike. Nothing is 100% - but this is a good start.
January 20, 2014
Great as a disc lock, not that great for the alarm.
The lock-aspects of the Xena are just great. It's a giant hunk of stainless that is definitely stronger and less susceptible to damage/attack that the parts it's designed to fit over (i.e. brake discs).
The alarm aspect of the Xena is somewhat less great. It works...most of the time. When it doesn't, it tends to think it's on a brake disc when it's not and then it's going off when you bump it (super annoying). It might just be mine, but I had to take out the alarm module, re-install the battery and clean the IR emitter/receiver lenses (the things that detect the brake disc). Now it only beeps when you really smack it around, but it still should have a better detector set-up (like an emitter/detector on opposite sides of the lock).
If you're buying it for the alarm, I'd think twice. If you just want a nice solid stainless disc lock, it's definitely that. It's possible that I have a lemon, but I can see the design is mean for easy manufacture. not reliable alarm service (at least electronically).
November 12, 2013
Good luck, great fitment, and beautiful finish. Only problem is that the alarm is too sensitive for my liking. Besides that its an excellent lock.
October 27, 2013