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Old 07-22-09, 12:45 PM
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Kryptonite...

So I got my kryptonite fahgettaboutit today. It's ****ing lovely but... the little latch bit that cover the keyhole already broke off. I mean, I havent even used the damn thing save for locking it to my frame to see how it worked.
The lock looks goddamn solid but why the hell is there a little plastic piece that can break off? Why is this piece so cheaply made? Why the **** is it even on there, what purpose does it serve?
I'm kind of annoyed at it breaking off cause you can see that a piece broke off when you look at the lock. It's not that what my lock looks like is that important but it is kind of lame.
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Old 07-22-09, 12:47 PM
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Is it still useful for fighting off pedestrians?
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It was bound to break off one day anyhow.
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Man, I've been holding it in my hand and kinda swinging it, and I'm pretty sure I could kill mike tyson with this. It's like with gun safety. Don't point it at anyone you dont want dead, don't swing it at anyone you dont wanna kill. If I hit someone, with the heavy end, not the U, of this lock, they would be dead.
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Old 07-22-09, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Dinosaur88 View Post
It was bound to break off one day anyhow.
That's what I figure, and that's why I'm not too pissed off about it. BUT, considering Kryptonite is the biggest name in locks and that they are just about synonymous with indestructable, why would there be a little breakable bit on there?
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i have no idea why that piece covering the key hole even existed in the first place. Mine is still on but I never closed it. If it broke off, I probably would not care a bit.
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I'm sort of compulsive about stuff like that, and always close it on my Evo mini. It's (I assume) to keep dirt/debris out of the keyhole.
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I'm sort of compulsive about stuff like that, and always close it on my Evo mini. It's (I assume) to keep dirt/debris out of the keyhole.
Last winter I left mine open while it was locked outside. I guess it got some water in it and froze, because I couldn't unlock it for about a week. Luckily it wasn't locking my bike up at the time (it was a u-lock I leave at work, locked to the rack) but it was pretty annoying.

So yeah, the keyhole lid is a good little accessory. Keep closing it.
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well if u just got ur lock, can't u get it replaced under warranty?
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I suppose I could. But then I'd be the guy trying to replace my kryptonite lock cause the little plastic thingy broke. Also then I'd have to send it back to the US from spain where I live. So **** that. I just wanted to know if this was common and why the hell the piece exists in the first place.
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Originally Posted by robertv View Post
I suppose I could. But then I'd be the guy trying to replace my kryptonite lock cause the little plastic thingy broke. Also then I'd have to send it back to the US from spain where I live. So **** that. I just wanted to know if this was common and why the hell the piece exists in the first place.
It exists to keep dirt and water out of the keyhole.

It probably breaks off eventually for most people who use their lock daily.
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is it just me or has their production standards been lowering lately?

with the most recent evo i bought, the orange rubber shell ripped the second day i used it.
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first thing I do to a new lock is brake off all that cosmetic plastic crap tends to lighten the lock quite a bike and it also eliminated random crap from getting stuck in the cylinder disabling the lock
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Originally Posted by norskagent View Post
Is it still useful for fighting off pedestrians?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUFiowOcnIw
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