Xena XX-6 Disc Lock with Alarm
Don't breathe on it!
Holy ****, if a stiff breeze hits your bike you'll know it. I usually have to set things up AFTER the bike is covered as the rustling of a cover against it will set this thing SCREAMING.
No worries for me, no flies, no bike thieves.
August 25, 2016
Easy to use and Fits well
Bought this for my street legal XR650R and fits the front rotor perfect. So far I haven't had any false alarms. Easily worth the money.
August 16, 2016
easy to install, impossible to remove without it going off, needs to be cleaned often
I bought this for a 2 week ride involving hotel stays. It's plenty loud if you are outside in the parking lot, but I doubt I would hear it in my hotel room when it goes off. The one time it is extremely loud is when trying to remove it from the disc - the keys aren't smooth and so trying to wrestle the key into it and get it off the disc always means the alarm is going off in my face while everyone in the parking lot glares at me. After about 8 days it started going off by itself in my bag even though it was not deployed, quick Google research found lots of others with the same problem - the solution was to clean the sensors - 30 seconds and a Qtip solved the problem - recommend doing that proactively at least weekly to avoid the parking lot glares. It's sturdy and I feel confident that it would work well as a disc lock, the alarm portion needs some work still.
August 6, 2016
The alarm lock that beeped wolf
The blasted thing sounds off any time it feels like it. Which is a lot.
And not only while locked on to a brake rotor. This alarm lock has screamed away in my tank bag, in hotel rooms, on a garage bench. And that's while the large silver button is not depressed and locked -- in other words, while the device is not set in "alarm mode."
And it's extremely sensitive. It went off so much on a mildly windy night that my buddy woke me up to remove the thing because it kept waking him up. Using the alarm in a trafficked area is guaranteed to generate any number of false alarms.
I carried this thing on a nine-month ride through Africa and Asia. The false alarms were so bad I removed the battery and would use it occasionally as a disc lock. Basically, I wasted money on this piece off [fill in the blank].
July 25, 2016
Arrived quickly and works as described. I'm just getting frustrated now that I'm being forced to leave more text in this review.
July 12, 2016
An Extra Bit of Safety
I ordered the Xena XX-6 alarm the second I first got my brand new bike. I gave it a few test runs in different angles on my motorcycle and it's neither too sensitive, nor too hard to disarm before it actually goes off. If the bike's tilted or someone'd try to move the handlebars, it'll give its little warning beeps, then start sounding a proper and loud alarm for quite some time - loud and long enough to send any amateur thief of nosey person running. I'd definitely recommend this product for an extra bit of protection and peace of mind!
July 9, 2016
Solid design and bright colors
The Xena XX-6 has definitely give me a piece of mind when it comes to a small but efficient alarm system, very loud and will definitely keep someone for trying to take my bike, small enough to take it on small trips.
June 21, 2016
Loud for no reason.
This lock appears well-made and is of strong materials. But it has one major flaw--the sensitivity on the alarm is set to 'airflow' or to 'telekinesis'.
I put the alarm on my motorcycle, and the alarm would blare for no reason every 15 to 20 minutes, waking up my neighbors and otherwise annoying the passers-by. Mind you, the motorcycle was parked in a relatively quiet area, against a wall which was recessed and within a closed back-yard. It literally felt that a gust of wind or simply looking at the bike would cause the alarm to go off. A shame otherwise, as the lock itself appears well-made.
If there was a sensitivity modulator in the lock then I would give it a shot, but otherwise this is an unusable product--I can only imagine how often this lock would go off if parked next to a free-way or even a road-way.
June 8, 2016