Xena XX-6 Disc Lock with Alarm
Annoyance for a piece of mind
I originally bought this for the siren, but to my dismay it either never set itself or it goes off all the time. To work around it, I use it with the battery removed and with the cable attachment.
October 18, 2014
After reading some of the other reviews on the Xena XX I wasn't sure how happy I would be with it. However, it’s added security that you can take along with you for 71 bucks. I decided to give it a try and I am glad I did. If you purchase the Xena or any product for that matter please read the instructions before using. Taking the time to read the instructions will help you determine the best mounting position for desired sensitivity and to avoid false alarms. When you are ready to ride just be sure to line up the key with the hole and take it off quickly or the alarm will go off. If you tip the bike the alarm will sound or if you touch the device the alarm will go off. The device itself is solid and sturdy. Overall the product does what it says.
October 15, 2014
Effective, but alarm is more annoying than useful
This lock worked great for me for a while, no issues whatsoever. After about a month or two of use though, the alarm will just set itself off. I've cleaned the sensor but it still happens. Sometimes it will arm without a problem and I can get going, other times though I'll spend 10 minutes arming it, just to have it go off after a few seconds. I'll go through a cycle of trying different positions on the disk trying to find the sweet spot for it.
It's a heavy duty lock, and a great piece of equipment, but at times I have to make the choice between spending 10 minutes securing my bike and being late, or just saying f*** it and leaving the bike unlocked. I live in NYC so it can be frustrating.
September 30, 2014
The lock works great, easy to use and quite loud!
This lok works great on my R6. It's loud, has a great look! The alarm goes off whenever someone tries to move it (usually kids where i live)
September 29, 2014
Goes off randomly all the time
I had this for 3 months before problems started. I only use it parked at my apartment in a parking garage so the whole thing stays clean. It works well at first, but after 3 months it started going off all the time. It even will go off while unlocked and unarmed. Something is wrong with it , very low quality to break this quickly.
September 26, 2014
Overall I like the xena disk lock alarm. it's on the cheap side for a little piece at mind, when you're at the movies,work or just at the bar grabbing a few drinks. Only complaint I have, I wish it was more sensitive.
September 1, 2014
I Bought Two!
I dropped my first one of these from a height and it hit my concrete floor hard. Somehow it was the perfect angle to break the lip part that the inner alarm cover clicks into. Without it the alarm won't work (as it wouldn't be seated properly), but the lock worked fine without it. I bought some metal epoxy and reconnected this little part, and it works better than ever. I let the company know, and they were very helpful - hopefully they'll take a look at this in the future. I wouldn't call it a design flaw necessarily.
The lock is easy to install and remove, and I use it on almost every ride. I don't think it would deter someone who really wanted the bike and had a plan - but it will presumably make it a bit more difficult to steal. I've since dropped both locks several times, with no effect. My only complaint would be I'd like the alarm to be a bit louder than 120db, but that's still quite loud and unnerving.
August 18, 2014
I've come to an understanding with my Xena lock after awhile. It is absolutely insanely sensitive on my bike unless I position it exactly at the 6 o'clock position through the right hole.
It took a few weeks of annoyance to my friends and neighbors before I finally figured it out and even now sometimes it still goes off for no apparent reason. I'm fairly certain it hates me. I would go with a different product if I was looking again.
August 5, 2014