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  • Offline bazza950   england

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    twist grip /front brake lever lock-anyone tried one?
    on: Aug 06, 2021, 07.48 am
    Aug 06, 2021, 07.48 am
    https://www.antasie.co.uk/products/capslock-effective-motorcycle-grip-lock-security?variant=32329089744980
    This isnt a new idea but another deterrent to the scum.Has anyone tried it-or the cheaper version on flea bay? may have some clever part to give your location  to the Chinese who no dobt make it ( for pence)

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    Re: twist grip /front brake lever lock-anyone tried one?
    Reply #1 on: Aug 06, 2021, 11.27 am
    Aug 06, 2021, 11.27 am
    Nice idea but useless.
    To start i doubt if they would work when having handguards, even if they fit the key won't.
    One bold and the brake lever is loose and you can take the bike wherever to get rid of the lock sacrificing just a few box worth of parts on the bike.
    Don't leave your bike stock but paint it to your own taste is a better deterrent as the engine isn't worth much because they rarely break down, the HISS makes it hard to sell as a whole but the fairing might make stealing it worth while for a low life... but not if it isn't stock as it is too recognisable as a whole and useless to sell independent. 

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    Re: twist grip /front brake lever lock-anyone tried one?
    Reply #2 on: Aug 06, 2021, 11.36 am
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    thanks Ray but be careful re changing the bike's colour. Firstly the CT is renowned for its quality paint finish ,and secondly repainting a bike invariably makes it less valuable when you come to sell- i had this with my KTM -anything not orange is wrong! The other point is that SOME insurance firms charge a premium for a "non standard"  paint finish!
    I am contemplating making a second bike for little runs- saving the CT for tours- and fancy the opposite bike- a Fireblade Steetfighter with flat bars and no fairing -cant find one anywhere!

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    Re: twist grip /front brake lever lock-anyone tried one?
    Reply #3 on: Aug 06, 2021, 11.57 am
    Aug 06, 2021, 11.57 am
    *Originally Posted by bazza950 [+]
    thanks Ray but be careful re changing the bike's colour. Firstly the CT is renowned for its quality paint finish ,and secondly repainting a bike invariably makes it less valuable when you come to sell- i had this with my KTM -anything not orange is wrong! The other point is that SOME insurance firms charge a premium for a "non standard"  paint finish!
    I am contemplating making a second bike for little runs- saving the CT for tours- and fancy the opposite bike- a Fireblade Steetfighter with flat bars and no fairing -cant find one anywhere!
    That's because most people overrate the value of stock as they think that it's proof it has not been in a crash but most bikes been in a crash are repaired with stock parts whereas a repainted bike is just an act of love and taste as many times that is is to make a repair cheaper due to the prices of stock fairing.
    That makes it a strange thing as well to make an insurance more expensive as damage can be often fixed for less money.
    UK insurance companies are strange.
    BTW... my bike never stay stock for long.



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