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Still works as new after 2+ years...,
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This review is from: JDC MOTORCYCLE Motorbike Disc Lock ALARM - Yellow
UPDATED 1ST FEBRUARY 2015: So two and a half years have passed and the lock is still going strong. Works perfectly like new. The only slight problem is the colour (in yellow) has started to fade, but that would be easily avoided I suppose by spraying it regularly with WD40. I try to maintain it as much as possible by spraying lube (I use WHITE LITHIUM GREASE-slightly more expensive but better than WD40 for this job) in the lock part every 6 months but ideally you would do it every 3 months. So I maintain it half as good as I should and it still works very well. The original batteries are still in it and after 2.5 years still going strong. I calculate with the two spare sets you get with it, the batteries will last around 10-15 years. So safe to say you never need to worry about buying spares. If the internal electronics will last that long..only time will tell (you can still use it as a lock if they fail though). I use this alarm-lock around London in solo motorbike bays leaving it hours at a time and I'm always confident no one will touch my scooter and so far no one has.
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Unlike other reviewers, I have no problem with the loudness. It's 110 decibels which is on the limit of how much your ears can take. Which is loud enough in my opinion because who wants to get ear damage from a mistakenly set off alarm when you go to deactivate it..!!!?? I don't... No the problem I have is that torrential rain sets the alarm off. Granted, it was raining very heavily, but the lock was covered and there was zero wind. So I have no idea why it would set it off...it happened more than once on separate occasions of torrential rain (so it was not a one off) and I have no doubt this will happen all the time. (UPDATE-PLEASE READ UPDATE BELOW) So now I have a dilemma of how to avoid this since it will wake a lot of people up if it rains like that during the night. What gets me is I can quite roughly move the bike before the alarm even hints at going off yet rain, which is not even hitting the lock directly, can set it off. A design flaw somewhere there. Pity...otherwise feels quite solid.
edit: after having been tested further, I have found no other false alarms, even with very heavy/torrential rain so I decided to update my review. I am beginning to think that maybe the fact it went off when it rained heavily was due to the positioning of the bike cover hitting the disk lock. So I have added another star.
UPDATE-PLEASE READ: After testing this lock out extensively, I can confirm that the false alarm was caused by a badly placed bike-cover NOT because the alarm is too sensitive. Further torrential rain did NOT cause false alarms. So I give this product 5 star and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. It's been perfect and good value for money, nicely built too. Upgraded it to a well deserved 5 stars.