Lock for backrest and Rack

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Grillfish, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Grillfish

    Grillfish Junior Member

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  2. gasbag

    gasbag Active Member

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    You only need one lock to secure the docking station. I have a luggage rack with a lock on the left side. No way you can get it off.
     
  3. ProF

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    I have to ask: to what extent is this a solution to a non-problem? Has anyone actually had their stuff stolen?
     
  4. Grillfish

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    Wife and I are going on a trip and the bike will be in hotel parking lot overnight. I never had a problem with stuff on my other bike. I may not get anything as the parts guy at my local dealer said just take them off and carry them in to the room at night.

    Thanks for the thoughts everyone.

    Ride safe and have fun!
     
  5. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Like gasbag said, 1 lock should do it. I looked at that lock on ebay, and it won't fit the q.d. tourpack rack on my '07, no clearance. As for being a "nonproblem". Thieves are opportunists. A friend of mine had dinner at a local restaurant about dark. He came out to find one of his saddlebags gone, parked right in view of the door. So, spend $40 for a little piece of mind or maybe $250 - $500 for your deductable & a replacement.
     
  6. sanec1

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    I went to Nova Scotia this past summer from Ontario. We stayed in Quebec the first night and there was a casino and lots of people around. I didn't feel comfortable leaving all my gear on the bike. With the quik-detach docking station it was very easy to remove everything, including saddlebags and take them up to the room on a dolly. My buddy had bag inserts with handles.
     
  7. nogoslim

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    I agree with STEVE07, Its UGLY as sin! If I came out of my motel room and found one of my saddle bags missing, I'd drop to my knees thanking the Lord that my scooter was still there! After you park your scooter, turn and look at it, then ask yourself, is there anything on/in my scooter that I can't afford to loose and If there is, take the items with you. I carry all things of value on my person or I bring them into my room. Locks only keep honest people honest. If a scumbag thief wants your stuff, locks won't keep him from stealing your property! The only lock I carry with me, comes in a .45 cal. model and even that can give you a faults sense of security, crooks can carry guns too! The only sure way to fool a thief is to not own anything of worth!
    Doo da do do doo,:newsmile075: 'Don't worry, be happy'....
     
  8. Breeze3at

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    Thanks for that info Steve, I never even considered that the HD lock would have any access problem. Good solution too. :s
     
  9. angelfrdad

    angelfrdad New Member

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    Hi, to one and all in this forum!

    I was browsing the net when I came across this thread. I'm pleased to read comments about my product! Heck I'm tickled and shocked to be honest! I'm not posting to brag or sell my product here, I think that's against the rules. I'll let my product do my talking/bragging for me.

    I just wanted to explain it's origin to you all. This invention came to me out of need. I bought my latest bike, number 11 that I have owned so far. This one is an '09 road glide I got this past March to ride to work. I love it! So much that in the few months I have owned it I've racked up 23K+miles. Yes, that was not a typo I'll hit 24 thousand by the end of the week. Like all who have been in my shoes I began to buy acce$$ories. I fell in love with the quick release method and found the down side of it. Anyone can walk away with your stuff. I began to look for a way to lock my stuff and the only lock mechanisim I found was Harleys own product, it'$ nice "too nice" for my already dried up pockets. I decided to build my own lock, after several failed tries I came up with my latest invention.

    My riding buddies saw the potential in it liked it and convinced me to market it. The rest my friends is as they say history.
     
  10. lionsm53

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    It looks like a good idea and it is cheap insurance to me to keep your back rest setup and that's why I bought a set, and it is an alternative to the "HD" one with the key. I leave mine on year round for my wife, and want it to stay on.