Frequently Asked Questions
- It is very easy to forget about a disc lock and try to ride off with the it still attached. This generally results in falling off and damaging your bike.
- Due to a disc lock being fitted to the brake disc on the wheel, they are harder to attach and it’s very easy to get dirty, wet or oily when fitting them.
- People who own a smaller or older scooter, or a quad bike don’t have brake discs, so they cannot use a disc lock.
- Disc breaks tend to heat up pretty quickly so you have to be cautious when applying a disc lock.
Since there is pressure on the brake, the thief will have to punch the bolt out. That takes time and creates noise, both undesirable to a thief. The Grip-Lock would still be attached to the throttle grip making it very difficult to ride.
It’s important to keep in mind that 90% of motorcycle theft is opportunistic and the thief aims to ride off with the motorcycle he just stole. A motorcycle with a Grip-Lock still stuck to the throttle grip and without a front brake lever is not only very noticeable, but also very hard to ride.
The Grip-Lock consists of 4 hardened steel rods covered by a glass-filled polyamide for maximum strength. Glass-filled polyamide is extremely strong. Automotive manufacturers use this material to produce air intake manifolds due to its strength and durability. Neither a saw nor a screwdriver will do much to the Grip-Lock.
Every Grip-Lock comes with 3 rubber adapters to ensure a snug fit to throttle grips between 27 and 38 mm. A tight fit makes it almost impossible to move the Grip-Lock while it is in place. Also, we have designed the Grip-Lock slider’s opening to be small enough to catch on the curve of most levers and on the ball on the end.
There are a few exceptions:
- Some motorcycles like top-of-the-range Harley-Davidsons and Triumph Rocket have very large throttle grips, which may be too thick to suit a Grip-Lock.
- Some off-road motorcycles have hand guards that are close to the grip, making it too difficult to install Grip-Lock.
What people are saying about Grip-Lock
“I own a motorcycle with large rotors and not enough clearance to use a rotor pin style lock. This is a great alternative. Feels decently solid. Easy to use. Decent key and cylinder. Not a replacement for chain and anchor, but a great secondary piece of visible security to let any thief know your motorcycle is no easy prize. And since they are almost always opportunists, the thief will move on.”
“I’ve been using this for a couple months and it’s super quick and in perfect working order- it’s my go to lock for quick “in and outs” of stores while my precious bike sits outside under prying eyes.”
“I have had my Grip-Lock for years and found it very easy to use. Impossible to forget to remove (unlike a disc lock). I am very pleased with it. It is also useful as a parking brake on an incline.”
“I love this product. It serves as a visual theft deterrent. I opted for this rather than a wheel lock, because as absent minded as I am, it would just be a matter of time before I forgot to disengage a wheel lock and tried to drive away with it, resulting in a damaged scooter.”
Advice - if your Front brake lever is adjustable, adjust it further away from the grip so it will completely lock up the front tire when you pull the lever in to close the lock. The front tire won’t budge. Perfect.
Wow!! I can’t speak enough about how much I was surprised by the quality and easy of use of this product . I 200% recommend for the money you pay you get something with x10 the value in return.
Love it and also the keys quality are great too.
My Honda 2020 CB 500F ABS has a storage under seat and this easily can store there. 👌