Oxford Boss Alarmed Disc Lock
Customer Product Reviews
Solid, chunky, weighty lock with loud alarm. You don't have much time to unlock it but that's ok for me - the less tamper time for thieves the better. Would be nice to have a minder cable included but I got one off amazon for a few £. Overall v. Happy with product.
Reliable and does the job!
I bought this for my Tiger 800, and it works as it needs to. It fits through the front brake disc perfectly, and the bright color automatically attracts your attention to it. I have my bike parked on the side of the road, and haven't suffered any false alarms with it, but the alarm does go off if i turn my wheel, or try move the lock in anyway. The alarm isn't piercing loud. but it is quite loud, enough to attract the attention of everyone in my street or in a parking lot during the day when its busy - which for the price is worth it.The lock itself is pretty solid and feels very heavy duty. It isn't quite as compact as a Xena 14 / 15, so it doesn't fit under my seat on my bike, and can be a bit clunky if its in your pocket, but that's OK for me as I have a top box to put it in when travelling. This lock does exactly what i bought it for.
It certainly is BOSS!!
The Oxford Boss Alarmed Disc lock is almost a necessity for me in this hobby! Like all locks they're a deterrent to slow down thieves but not only does this one slow them down, it screams at 100db to scare em off too and alert anyone nearby. That is because it has a motion thingymajig that when its put in alarm mode, and it's moved, it'll ring. It's sturdy as hell, and it feels like a hardy product. Like I said, a necessity!
Does what it says in the tin (kind of)
It's a good lock with a loudish alarm, however the lock isn't big enough to go through both the wheel and disk of a KTM super duke gt. You end up just "hanging" it off the disk. It's still a visual deterrent though which is the main purpose.
So good, so far
Looks solid enough and provides that visible deterrent I was looking for as my bike is kept in my drive to the side of my house. Alarm seems sensitive enough but I do wish it was just a bit louder. Had one or two false alarms but its probably due to the winds right now (Thanks for that Storm Dennis!) Its also surprisingly compact, I expected it to be fairly big. all in all very pleased!
Nice and sturdy
This lock is really big, bulky and bright, so thieves will definitely run away when they see one of these. The only thing I could ask for is for the alarm to be a little bit louder. Not that the alarm featured in this one isn't loud, it is, it's just that it would be nice to have an alarm that makes your ears want to explode whenever you hear it.