Xena XX-6 Disc Lock with Alarm
Embarrassing on Road Trips
This disc lock is quite effective at giving me peace of mind while my bike is sitting overnight. It is solid, heavy, and has quite a sensitive motion/shock sensor that reminds you of its presence on your disc if you forget to take it off and try standing up your bike.
In terms of taking it with me on short rides or road trips, it's quite a nuisance. For whatever finicky reason, the sensor that is meant to disable the alarm feature unless there is a disc blocking the photogate no longer functions. I even designated a little velvet drawstring pouch to keep it from being damaged.
In my pocket, in my tank bag, in my saddle bag, it will not stop going off at the slightest motion. After a few days on the road my dad liked to point out to strangers that I have a little bird in my saddle bag. There were times where I made sure to not put the lock in my bag until we were ready to leave the motel, but even sitting on the bed all alone it would go off. I have mixed feelings about whether I will be sad or relieved when the battery finally dies from over-use because while I will no longer have an audible high-pitched alarm, I will be left with a functioning disc lock that is bright yellow.
I might still have an imprint of "XENA" in my stomach from all of the times I've had to smother the disc lock in my stomach so the neighbors won't think I'm trying to steal my own bike.
TL;DR: It's a great lock to leave at home in the garage if you don't want people looking at you suspiciously at stop lights.
July 16, 2015
Decent lock, terrible alarm
For a pin lock that would be difficult for crooks to remove, this lock looks good for that. If that was how it was promoted, I would have nothing but good to say. BUT it is promoted as an alarm system as well, and frankly, it is a poor one. Mine did work for the four days that I needed it to, but broke shortly afterward. The alarm NEVER QUITS! I cleaned the reflector multiple times, but it simply never shuts off. This makes it impossible to carry with me, sort of useless at this point. Speaking of the alarm, don't expect it to wake you unless you are sleeping with your bike. When you are on top of it, the sound is piercing, but move just a few steps away and then not so much. In short, don't buy this for the alarm feature, you will be disappointed.
May 31, 2015
Good lock, alarm is average
I bought this disk lock for my ZX10R for parking outside at night. The disk lock works just like it should. The tumbler seems a little loose inside but works good enough. I wish the alarm was a bit louder, but that's because its being used under a bike cover. All in all, it seems like the cheapest acceptable option for a disk lock with an alarm.
May 12, 2015
Good product. Easy on/off. Could use a better key.
May 4, 2015
This alarm is horrible. the alarm will never stop going off unless you take the battery out. The wind will set it off all night. Horrible product it does not do what it is supposed to. If you don't believe me look at the other reviews and youtube videos that are not made by Xena or revzilla. Revzilla please take this off your site everyone that I know that has gotten it including me has hated it.
April 25, 2015
Battery died within days
The battery for this alarm died immediately. I got one alarm out of it when I was assembling it, and the battery drained right after. As a Disc Lock it's fine, as an alarm it's rubbish.
February 23, 2015
Won't shut off and doesn't work in rain.
The first sensor triggered whenever a car went down the street - no matter what part of the rotor I installed it on. I called Xena and without hesitation they sent me a new sensor.
During the summer I found that putting it in the topcase made it scream constantly and kill the battery. In the late Fall it wouldn't shut off whenever I installed or removed it. I called Xena customer service and was told it was due to rain on the mirror (opposite the sensor). The customer service rep told me that I should wipe it off before/after locking. He also told me he's send another sensor, but that never happened.
I'm installing a full-featured alarm with remote. Don't want the hassle of a poorly designed and poorly supported paper weight.
Bike: 2013 V-Strom 650 Adventure
January 12, 2015
Support Non-Existent. Poor Construction.
This thing was a terrible waste of money. There is nothing user friendly about this product. The battery is hard to install and it is hard to do the first time without setting off the alarm and blowing up your ears. Some have complained that their alarm is too sensitive, but mine was not sensitive enough. In order to set it off, I have to shake the actual alarm for several seconds. Rocking my bike back and forth does nothing. I tried the front rotor, I tried the back rotor, I tried putting the pin through different holes, I tried adjusting the position of the unit on my rotors, and changing the battery but nothing helped. I finally gave up and emailed Xena for help but they never bothered to respond. Don't give these guys your money. They dont care about you and they certainly don't care about your bike.
November 24, 2014