I am glad there is a place i can ask people questions. I just threw down 70 dollars on a NY LOCK STD from Kryptonite, and to my dismay and outrage, they have this silver sliding piece that slides off the damn lock every time you open to lock your bike. Thing is, i dropped that silver sliding piece three times the first day that I bough the lock and eventually lost it completely the second day.
I am concerned that now that i have lost that silver piece the protection capacity of the lock has been reduced. Is my bike easier to steal now? I am so infuriated that Kryptonite would make a lock with a stupid piece that falls off every time you want to lock up. How inconvenient!
i will call them tomorrow, but nevertheless, it is a stupid idea. thanks for the responses!