FAQ’s

  • How is the RoadLoK different than a disc lock?

    The RoadLoK is installed on your motorcycle brakes. Some systems are installed on the back of your caliper and some are installed in between your caliper and fork. To lock your wheel a pin is inserted into the RoadLoK. The pin is what locks the rotor from moving. Because the RoadLoK is permanently installed it cannot damage your motorcycle in any way. A disc lock is removable and is placed loose on your rotor when you want to lock up. When you ride the disc lock is stored either on the rider or in a trunk. Click HERE to see how it works.

  • Can't I just remove the bolts that hold the RoadLoK on the bike to defeat it?

    The bolts we use to hold the RoadLoK on your fork are standard OE grade bolts. If the bolts are removed while the RoadLoK is in the locked position (meaning the BrakeBolt pin is inserted) the RoadLoK is still locked to the rotor like any other lock. The bolts just hold the RoadLoK in place, the lock itself is physically locked to your rotor and can only be removed with the key.

  • Does the RoadLoK get me a discount on my motorcycle insurance?

    Yes! We actively work with insurance companies to get the RoadLoK system as an approved lock for discounts on insurance policies. There are several insurers in the US and UK that will give you a discount for using a RoadLoK to protect your motorcycle. Ask your insurer if you are eligible.

  • What happens if I forget to remove the pin before I ride?

    Nothing! The RoadLoK is specifically designed to prevent any damage to your motorcycle or hurt you, the rider. Because of the design of our systems, movement is eliminated and therefore you cannot damage your rotor, fender or caliper. Imagine holding your front brake and releasing your clutch. Your engine will stall. This is exactly how the RoadLoK works.

  • Does the RoadLoK interfere with my Anti-Lock Braking system? (ABS)

    No. The RoadLoK is designed to work with both non-ABS and ABS braking systems. If our systems interfere in any way with OE braking components we do not sell them.

  • What happens if I lose both of my keys?

    When you get your new RoadLoK system you should register it before you remove the key cylinder seal. Register here. If you do not register your system and you lose your keys call us at: (888) ROADLOK . Please make sure to have your receipt and proof of purchase.

  • IWhat happens if I lose my pin?

    You can order a replacement pin online or visit your local dealership for one. All of our systems use the same pin.

  • What is the warranty on my system?

    RoadLoK XDA / XRA / XGC and XRC have a Limited Lifetime Warranty on the lock body, pin and the key cylinder. Chrome plating is guaranteed for two years. If you have a chrome warranty and there is not a RoadLoK logo on the front of your lock, call us at (888) ROADLOK to learn more about your chrome warranty.

  • How do I install my new RoadLoK?

    All RoadLoK systems can be installed by riders with general mechanical knowledge. You must use a torque wrench to apply the proper amount of torque when replacing bolts holding your calipers. Instructions for system installation can be found here. If you have any questions about installing your RoadLoK, call us at (845) 567-1918 ext: 118. Any certified motorcycle dealership or shop can install your RoadLoK system, as well.

  • My motorcycle does not have the OEM rotors / calipers. Will a RoadLoK fit?

    Our systems are designed to work with OEM braking systems. We do not guarantee proper fit when anything other than original braking components are used. If your new system does not work correctly please fill out an RMA request here to return your system within 30 days.

  • My brakes lines look tight or do not allow enough slack for installation.

    All systems are designed to work with OE braking components. Some models may require the installation of a longer brake line to be properly installed. For a list of motorcycles where brake lines are known to be tight, click here. There are some motorcycles that have enough brake line when a special spacer is used during installation. These models are noted in our internal system. There are some motorcycles with known brake line issues and may not appear in the model list. If you are looking for a RoadLoK and you know your lines are short but you still want a RoadLoK, call us at (888) ROADLOK . When a system is purchased the motorcycle year, make and model are asked during checkout to help our warehouse pack the appropriate spacers if your model requires them. If your brake line is not allowing your RoadLoK to be installed and you do not want to buy a longer brake line, click here to create an account and fill out an RMA to return your system within 30 days.

  • How are your systems tested?

    All of our RoadLoK systems are thoroughly tested to conform to OE standards of your motorcycle. Our systems are tested by OE manufacturers, A2LA certified independent test labs and insurance companies both domestic and international. We test our metals and design for strength in protecting your motorcycle from roll away theft and we test our systems for interference with OE braking components. If our systems do not meet the requirements for the model motorcycle being fitted, we do not sell them. Our systems sold in Europe and the United Kingdom are tested by Thatcham for security.

  • How do I maintain my lock cylinder?

    Our locks are designed for outdoor use and all use a high quality lock cylinder that requires little maintenance. For best results clean your lock cylinder every 3 months by using compressed air and water directly into the key hole. Lubrication is NOT necessary. If your lock cylinder is becoming tough to operate, call us at (888) ROADLOK .

  • The pin is difficult to pull out sometimes. (when key is turned completely clockwise)

    The RoadLoK system uses a steel pin that goes through your rotor hole to prevent movement in either direction. Because of this, pressure on the pin by the rotor can create resistance when removing the pin. To assist in removal, after key is turned clockwise, remove pressure by either lightly pushing or pulling on your fork or wheel. The pin will pop out. If you are parked on a hill this will be more noticeable. This is normal due to the design. Remember to keep your kickstand fully extended when removing your pin for safety.

  • When I insert my pin and roll my bike to engage the lock the bike continues to roll. (there may be a faint clicking noise, but the lock does not fully engage)

    On motorcycles that use an axial mount caliper routine adjustment may be necessary. This is normal. Most motorcycles use floating rotors to increase braking performance and because of this the hole in the RoadLoK and the rotor hole may not align exactly. You can adjust your RoadLoK pin by loosening the mounting bolts holding the RoadLoK to your fork and inserting the pin to engage the rotor. Roll your motorcycle until the pin fully engages and torque your bolts back into place. This will align your lock. In cases where alignment is necessary more than once a riding season, visit your local dealer to check the pressure of the button holding your rotor to the carrier.

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