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Old 17 October 2005, 13:48   #71
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Padlocks ?what's that ?
Where is it exactly you keep your boat

Looks like if money stretches the honda it is. Don't like their outboards (Although am well aware i'm in a minority there!) but if a genny is up on eBay, will snap it up.

Somebody must be able to explain about the best padlocks, who was it was talking about freezing them then hammering them? Come on, spill the beans, which padlocks are bad, which are the best?
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Old 17 October 2005, 13:52   #72
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at what point you become so concerned about the feelings and emotional wellbeing of people on this forum - first time i came accross you on this forum you launched an attack on me telling me i was bald and needed to go to weight watchers. (which i probably do - but thats besides the point).

It was YOU that did it.... yes I was out of order. When I needed help on my GPS YOU helped me... that's what I call in my book as being
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Old 17 October 2005, 13:55   #73
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Whoa, whoa. - I dont think you can use an electric motor on an inverter!!!!!!!
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No you wont - mine works fine on my 2000w invertor - £150 off EBAY - now plumbed into my Landie so 240v wherever I go - only trouble is it draws nearly 200 amps flat out!!!
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Old 17 October 2005, 14:09   #74
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You missed point Jimbo
I, like a few others, take Codders to task when he posts advice on threads started or viewed by people that donít know him and think that his opinion is reliable
My real worry is that someone actually takes a bit of his advice Take this thread as an example, he is telling people that a £10 chain could not be bolt cropped ....complete coddler.... and anyone take that advice would regret it so hopefully by challenging him people can see that it is not all black and white as often portrayed in his posts. Des
I NEVER sy things are black and white - one of my pet hates - the world is full of grey areas!!!

Take £10 chains for example - some of them are crap but SOME of them are ok.

I don't think Oxford would be too impressed with people saying their cheaper chains are total shit and I don't think Thatcham would have given them a certificate if they were!!!

Obviously the more you pay the better it gets but as even SOME cheapies CAN withstand bolt croppers why pay more if all you want to do is deter???

And by the way the bolt croppers I have are the Record 4ft ones(NOT 5 as I said earlier)

http://www.tool-up.co.uk/shop/diy/RE...ml?id=VkoznjK5

They will only cut up to 12.7mm anyway and they are FAR bigger and more xpensive than the ones most people have - I had them cheap in an auction with a load of other junk - the bolt croppers were new and unused though!!!
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Somebody must be able to explain about the best padlocks, who was it was talking about freezing them then hammering them? Come on, spill the beans, which padlocks are bad, which are the best?
I use some old Ingersoll locks on my factory. They are "virtually impregnable" as the shackle is completely surrounded when in use...... but...... no padlock is 100% safe. To vastly increase their effectiveness, it's best to shroud them if you can or at the very least position them where it's difficult to access them.....

That having being said.. a few years ago some toe-rags took my bike, chain padlock ground anchor and all.......
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If you want to lower your insurance and they offer discounts for it, buy a thatcham approved lock/chain.

If you really want a good chain to stop theft then sod thatcham approved bike chains, buy a decent quality A4 stainless one with thick links and stick the thatcham approved lock on it.

A4 Stainless doesn't freeze/shatter as easily, isn't going to leave rusty marks on anything, and takes as long to cut with a grinder as the good thatcham approved chains.

It also can't be cut with an oxy-acetylene kit-you have to melt it rather than cut it and that takes a lot longer.

And dump the lock in a tub of melted grease before you use it...
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Somebody must be able to explain about the best padlocks, who was it was talking about freezing them then hammering them? Come on, spill the beans, which padlocks are bad, which are the best?
Ride magazine (motorcycles for those under forty ) did a test a couple of years ago. From them all the £7 Halfords took the most abuse before giving up the ghost, they only put it in the test as a "control"

As Jono points out Ingersol are pretty tough ones too, we used them to lock up ammunition and small arms.

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And dump the lock in a tub of melted grease before you use it...
what a good idea thanks - sure beats trying to force it in with a grease gun, which is what ive been doing
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Just remember not to use high melting point grease....
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