Kryptonite KryptoFlex Loop Cable With Key Padlock
Good way to lock up jacket and helmet.
Nothing would stop a detrmined thief, but this should intimidate most. Heavy guage wire and lock. Well covered in plastic. Wraps around my rear bag so stays out of the way.
July 27, 2015
Not bad for light use.
This is more suited to locking bicycles then a motorcycle. It would be very easy to cut with the right tools.
That being said, most thieves would see a lock and just look away. Its a deterrent, and its cheap.
June 21, 2015
I often park in town for a few minutes to a few hours; in front of various places like a bank, a grocery store, a restaurant, a mall, a café, etc... Until today, I was locking my helmet to the helmet-lock on my bike, my gloves and kidney belt into the saddlebags but my leather jacket was hanging from one of my elbows until I return to my bike.
Today, however, I also left my leather jacket on my bike. I simply passed the cable from the right arm of my jacket, then from the right saddlebag guard and I locked the ends of the cable together. I walked away with free hands and with peace of mind because normally, a thief would not dare cutting an 8 mm thick steel cable in daytime on the main street for stealing my jacket
The cable is wrapped with a clear and soft material that is kind to painted surfaces. It slides easily into the arm of a leather jacket. The self-coiling helps even when in use: the cable tries to self-coil as much as possible, so I didn't have to figure out what to do with the excess length. This resembled a spring going through the arm of my jacket with a padlock between its coils, one of them passing through the saddlebag guard. I could have locked additional items like a full face helmet or a bag with a solid handle, etc...
I wouldn't have the same peace of mind during nighttime or in an isolated spot where outlaws reign. A thief can cut the cable or padlock. I guess a battery powered Dremel would take some time but I am sure thieves would find a quick way to cut it. However, the same applies to the helmet-lock and maybe even to saddlebag locks and to many accessories on the bike. The mirrors would take just a spanner.
I mean; this is neither an ultimate accessory lock nor a dependable bike lock. But when it is used reasonably, it deters thieves. It is nice to have it on board for the occasions when it is practical and sensible to lock some accessories to the bike. It does self-coil properly and it takes little space when it does so. Neither steel cables nor padlocks are light weight items but IMO, this kit is worth its weight in gold when the circumstances are suitable.
June 10, 2015
Good lock for cheap. Not the most secure. And it is short. But it works perfect for me.
July 28, 2014
While I wouldn't use it as sole security on my bike it's great to be able to leave my expensive leather jacket and helmet locked to the bike when I'm out...
Light weight to carry and so far seems to self-coil very well
June 30, 2014
Cable and lock
The cable and lock seem to be well made and able to hold up to standard use. While it is not the most secure option for bike protection, it could be used for such, or to use for alternate items.
August 19, 2013