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Offline Gavin

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Lock for a 51 Plunger
« on: 21.08. 2011 14:51 »
I think I'd like some comments on the following:

I have devised a steering lock for my 51 plunger. I hope the enclosed photos will do the explaining. I used a lockable bar from a Reece hitch, 2 10inch shifters and a coil spring (hardware shop) for a bit of tension. Also a spare "cotton reel" that fitted the side car lobe, and away we went cutting the shifters to fit over the back of the steering head stop points.

To unlock, I use the key, taking the RHS end off, then slip the RHS bar down, now I can move the handlebars and the LHS lock can fall down. Replace the locking mechanism and the springs will keep them in place pointing to the deck. I am free to ride. The plan is that I'll be free to park it, lock it and not have to keep it in eye shot while I am out n about.

I am sure I will appreciate the comments the forum seems to thrive on putting up.

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Re: Lock for a 51 Plunger
« Reply #1 on: 21.08. 2011 14:57 »
Gavin,
I like that; you are more than just a pretty face!

BTW, isn't it unecessary?  I thought that they were all honest God fearing church-going folk in Mandurah (or it the children that are the problem?)

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Re: Lock for a 51 Plunger
« Reply #2 on: 21.08. 2011 20:33 »
Very clever Gavin, but I thought out there they could ride a few hours before they would need to turn the bars anyway. ;)
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Re: Lock for a 51 Plunger
« Reply #3 on: 21.08. 2011 22:21 »
Who'd pinch an old plunger Flash, anyway?   *smile* *smile*

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Re: Lock for a 51 Plunger
« Reply #4 on: 22.08. 2011 10:19 »
True enough Muskrat, mostly out here you could just lean n get round the traffic.

The Indicators are led, 12v running Independent of the 6v system. A compromise to be sure, but when ya start riding at 58 you're just glad no one notices the trainer wheels on the back !!!

Trev, the only thieves out this way discriminating enough to nab a 51 plunger are probably getting round on gophers and using seeing eye dogs, so I may have wasted my time.  They'd need an ambo before they could kick it over. (or pretty soon after !!)

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