Xena XX-6 Disc Lock with Alarm
Great product but try it out before you need it to perform.
This is a great product but the one I received was too sensitive and a new alarm module had to be sent to me. Unfortunately I needed it to perform right away and the week to ten days it took to receive the new module made it a moot point. The module was received directly from Xena but will have to be installed in the fall as the bike is not accessible to me now until November. The recommendation is to try it out before you need to depend on it.
March 28, 2016
Durable, loud, and easy to use.
The alarm is very loud! It is very sensitive so you do have to unlock it fast before it begins to go off and be careful not to bump your motorcycle. I am a fan of its size, it is small enough to fit in the limited trunk space I have on my 2009 Honda CBR600RR. Also, if you decide you do not want the loud alarm then you can also remove the battery while still maintaining the locking security.
March 1, 2016
Set up was easy enough if you don't mind the alarm going off a couple times as you get it back together. The lock/alarm seems well built and is easy to use. My biggest problem is how sensitive the alarm is. I keep my bike in my garage, and just rolling in my trashcans (about 5 ft away) causes the alarm to go off. Closing the garage door, alarm goes off. Removing the cover just enough to unlock the lock, alarm goes off. Drop a wrench on the floor, the alarm goes off. Walk briskly by the bike, alarm goes off. It's very annoying and not very reassuring because it turns into "The Alarm That Cried Theft".
That being said, I have never noticed the alarm going off when I wasn't in the garage, but it could just be that I haven't been around to hear it. Whatever it is, it goes off so frequently when I am in the garage, I'm not sure I want to use it when I'm on the street, for fear passing cars might set it off.
February 23, 2016
Works as advertised. If you use a disc lock this is the one
January 20, 2016
Easy to use but very sensitive
This alarm is very easy to use, small, and very loud. It is also very sensitive to the point that the wind would set it off sometimes as many as three or four times a night. This also makes it a bit of a race to get it unlocked and off the bike before in the couple of seconds before it goes off and wakes up the neighborhood every morning.
December 1, 2015
Easy Defense, Loud Alarm!
Protect your investment. Especially if you have a sport bike - you never know who's scoping out your ride.
No, this lock is not impermeable. It will, however, give you exactly what you need if someone tries to steal your bike; it will simultaneously prevent them from rolling the bike, AND the alarm will assault your eardrums, bringing the attention and anger of anyone within 100 feet!
Only problem is, the accelerometer in the alarm is VERY skittish and will go off easily when you are trying to unlock it.
So ultimately, you get a good level of safety for a relatively little price. A worthwhile investment.
August 17, 2015
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