The Kovix KCL10-110 alarmed chain lock reviewed... Review: Jeff Ware.
We all get paranoid from time to time about harm coming to our bike or bikes. As the saying goes, if someone wants a bike bad enough, they will get it, but being prepared and making it as difficult as possible gives you every chance to stop them getting away with your bike.
I was recently looking for a mega chain to lock my pride and joy up, my beloved RG500, and I wanted something that was alarmed so either my dogs or myself would be alerted to any potential thieves moving my bike. I had a look around and found this, the very serious Kovix KCL10-110.
The chain is massive, so would need at a minimum a grinder to cut through it. It is 10mm strong hardened chain and is 1.1M long, it has a really heavy duty fabric sleeve over it so you don’t damage your bike at all while fitting it, and the chain link at the male end locks directly into the lock body. The alarm is really loud at 120db and the lock comes with three sturdy keys.
The actual alarm is brilliant. It can be switched on or off easily and is encased in stainless steel and well protected. It has a rechargeable battery and the charging system is a simple USB plug in, too easy. Charging takes two hours and so far, I have had the lock activated for three weeks and it does not require charging yet. Kovix recommend that the battery is charged every three months, which is easy but something you may want to diarise to ensure you don’t forget as the 3.7v lithium battery requires regular charging for longevity. You need to remove the alarm from the lock with an allen key to charge it with the USB plug but that is an easy job. The entire system is weatherproof, too, so the bike can be parked outside, however, in windy conditions the alarm may be activated so best to place it sitting on the front guard, swingarm or wheel in that case.
So far I have been really impressed with the Kovix KCL10-110, particularly as I have not had to deal with any false alarms – in three weeks it has not gone off once, unless I have purposely bumped the bike. I have dogs and kids and I am glad the lock is not ultra sensitive, so if the bike gets a small knock the alarm does not go off, only if the bike/lock is moved 1cm or so. The Kovix KCL also comes with a heavy duty material carry bag as an added bonus.The only thing I have done is sprayed WD40 into the keyhole a few times, as I found the key was a little hard to get in.
Overall a fantastic product by Kovix at $124.95 RRP and highly recommended. For more info ask your local dealer or visit the importer and distributor, Pro Accessories.
The Verdict | Product Review: KOVIX Alarmed Chain Lock KCL10-110
Great heavy duty lock…