The $5.68 Hardware That Easily Defeats Motorcycle Locks (with LockPickingLawyer)


[deep synthetic rumble] [electrical pop]
[gentle vinyl static] [rising chime]>>BRIAN: Back again with the LockPickingLawyer. What are we learning today?
>>LPL: How are you guys doing? Well, what I’ve got here is
a motorcycle disc break lock. It’s something that you put around the disc break rotor of a motorcycle, lock into place,
stops the wheel from turning and prevents most forms of rollaway theft.>>JASON: So it’s like The Club but for your break disc.>>LPL: That’s exactly what it is and like The Club,
this has some problems.>>BRIAN: I mean, it’s got a lock on it so I have a feeling I know
where this is headed.>>JASON: I know how this ends.>>LPL: The lock is one thing, but it’s the body of this
that’s the main issue here. This is made out of cast zinc
or a zinc alloy of some kind. And while it’s great for casting, it’s not very strong. That allows us to do some things with this that we wouldn’t be able to do
with a hardened steel lock. So, what we’re going
to do is lock this on. [light metal clanging] And what I’m going to give you is this.>>BRIAN: Well first of all, what is this?>>LPL: This is a bolt extractor. It’s something that you would use to take out a stripped bolt. But what we’re going to do,
is put it right here. You’re going to screw that in and as it penetrates,
it’s going to spread this open and break this in half.
[Brian gasps sharply]>>BRIAN: The moment I saw this
I thought of a car jack and how you would cycle it around and
my guess is, just like it’s enough strength
to lift up a car, you’re going to be
able to pry this thing wide open.>>JASON: You’re just boring into the space between the zinc and spreading it open.
>>LPL: We have a double mechanical advantage. The first is with the screw and the second is with the wedge-shaped piece of material here.
>>BRIAN: Got it!>>LPL: So it compounds it but the first thing we’re going to do is we’re going to put a
little bit of grease on it. It’s going to make things a lot easier. ♪ [upbeat tune] Okay, now that we got that on, put this in as close to the top and turn it backwards.>>BRIAN: When you said
“a little bit of grease,” you meant just a little bit. Oh okay, and you said this
is reverse-threaded?>>LPL: Reverse-threaded, so–>>JASON: Because it’s meant to pull
stripped bolts out.>>LPL: What you’re going to do is what you would normally do
while loosening something.>>BRIAN: Okay. Oh yeah.>>JASON: Can you just feel
the zinc giving? ♪ ♪
[table creaks with the rotational torque transferring as outward pressure on the table, stressing the leg joints] Oh you can see it starting to bulge.>>BRIAN: You can see that the… that the grease makes a huge difference.>>LPL: It does, I’ve done this without grease before, and you can do it but it takes a lot more force.>>JASON: This is going to be one of those episodes where people close their eyes and just listen to what we’re saying. [Brian laughs]
And it gets weird.>>LPL: Okay stop for just a moment, because we can already see
that crack forming right here.>>JASON: Oh yeah!
>>BRIAN: Oh we’re going to full on break this thing?>>LPL: We are. We’re going to break
this thing right in half.>>BRIAN: Okay. It is so… easy at this point.>>LPL: Right now, it’s–
[extractor clatters] [rewinding] Right now, it’s–>>BRIAN: Oh my god! Are you kidding me?
>>LPL: That’s it.>>BRIAN: So in this case, the hack, the exploit,
is just the brittleness of the stuff that this is made out of.>>LPL: They used a cheap material, it’s easy to manufacture but you don’t want to be
using cast zinc for locks.>>JASON: So,
where do you get one of these? Can you just get it at a hardware store?>>LPL: Amazon, hardware store, auto parts store, they’re pretty common.>>BRIAN: And more importantly, where can we get more of
the LockPickingLawyer?>>JASON: ^^>>LPL: We’ve got some more things lined up, so stay tuned this week folks.>>JASON: Check him out. [Brian gasps]
>>BRIAN: Dude, that’s terrifying. ♪ [music comes to a slow, somber conclusion] — CC BY BIZARRE MAGIC — [quietly]
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100 thoughts on “The $5.68 Hardware That Easily Defeats Motorcycle Locks (with LockPickingLawyer)

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  2. Okay but chances are if they put one of these on they've also locked their steering column. What would be the point of this? With the column locked you could only turn in circles, so you would have to lift the bike up. If they can lift the bike up this product is useless anyway. My bike is over 800lbs so good luck.

  3. Anyone who thinks this is educating bike thieves is very naieve. They already know that zinc locks are garbage… that screw extractor idea is pretty novel but i've seen theives snap them with a thin crowbar in seconds then wheel the bikes into a van and drive off… the whole operation under 30 seconds. This video is to show consumers that there are products on the market that are advertised as being secure but are actually worthless. Invest in a hardened steel disc lock if you want to give theives more of a headache.

  4. I knew cast body locks were crap and even hammer and chiselled a few off my own bike when I misplaced the keys but never never used a bolt extractor even tho it make common sense!

  5. Oh yay I love LPL! Just wish this was 85x longer!

    Also you guys should do a series in Australia, yes? See how we do things differently down under!

  6. No lock will completely prevent theft, the goal is to add enough time and steps that the thief just moves on to an easier target.

  7. you can defeat nearly any lock with a ramset gun(it uses a .22 blank to drive a bit and can be used as a nailgun,or it can be used to completely destroy a lock)

  8. after watching the episodes with lockpicking lawyer, i'm truly convinced that the most secure way to lock anything up, is to just weld it….

  9. Weeeeeee tip kids…Stealing motorcycles can be VERY bad for your long term health!!
    …modern Rouge, now teaching kids how to die brutally by the hands of a biker lol!

  10. "oh dude that's terrifying" is pretty much what i say during every LPL video ive ever seen. I almost dont even trust locks any more and just feel like i might as well leave everything unlocked because what's the point.

  11. I use the smaller one, and lock it on the hole, there is not much gap between disc and lock, so, even some one break it, at least I lock it.

  12. As a motorcyclist this is extremely nerve wracking, what other locks are better suited for protecting a motorcycle? I've seen how the hadlebar locks are easily managed and this worries me. I want to protect my investments but also not break my bank as well 😳😳😳😳.

  13. Yeah, motorcycle locks like that aren't even very common anymore for modern bikes, because it's been really popular for manufacturers to build in their own security. My bike is almost 10 years old and it has a built in physical lock that locks the handlebars in a permanent position, plus a remote fob that if the bike moves more than a few feet without the fob close enough it engages a separate bolt lock on the front brake. I'm fairly confident that unless someone took the time to remove the whole front end of the bike, they're not going to steal it. Just saying. Maybe if there's an exploit for that system, I'll be interested in upgrading.

  14. My dads has an alarm that incredible well tuned. So you’d have 30 seconds tops to bypass the other factory locks and a padlock. Or you know if you’re just picking it up and putting it on a truck who needs to break the lock?

  15. 0:10 – 10 seconds in and we have the LockPickingLawer and a Masterlock…
    Yeah that lock never stood a chance…
    … Also Damn, the cinematography of this new hand channel is AMAZING!!…

  16. Motorbike mechanic, 20 yrs exp here! I've removed dozens of these pointless wastes of money in my time, usually 'coz the lock rusts up…. Never used an eezy-out to do it though. Prybar/crowbar will break them, hammer & chisel will break them, 2 open ended spanners back to back will break them, looking at them sternly & pointing a finger will break them too. Another common way to bypass these is to simply kick them HARD with your heel, brake disc snaps, bike can be pushed. This is why it's better to put them on your sprocket rather than a disc, sprockets aren't hardened as much & tend to bend rather than snap clean. I think gently rubbing them with a bit of rabbit fur will break them. Seriously, they're completely useless & what they DO do well is utterly destroy the space under the seat where folk store them. I've even seen them breaking vital components (reg/rec usually) while stowed under a seat. "But Biggus, they're handy for a quick deterrant while you nip into the shop for a pint of milk"… Honestly you're better off with a regular padlock. Tougher to break, cheaper to buy (usually), and just as effective at preventing the quick "push away" theft. Neither can stop 2 strong lads with a van though…

  17. But with that being on a motorcycle. You probably won't be able to get that tool inside of it. And with a wrench. And even if you did. It extremely obvious. Most thief's want to be very quick. Seems like a good security lock to me

  18. cast zinc well its only the metal with the fourth lowest melting point on the entire periodic table
    if you include galieum and mercury the 3rd being lead
    zinc melts at around 600 degrees I think so this lock would be easy to not only melt but also easy to just simply break like shown in the video

  19. If the brake were mounted on a motorcycle, would the lock have simply fallen off? I would expect the mechanism to have remained in the wheel, but I guess it depends on the particular geometry of the wheel.

  20. My god… That's it. We need to ban screw extractors. That's just way too much power that criminals could use. You should have to have an engineer's license before you can buy those. We need common sense lock control now!

  21. What I always find anyoing on lock videos is, that it's not in a real environment. I want to see you do that to a motorcycle, a bike, door or whatever. It makes it so much harder, due to the limited access to the lock.

  22. Welp… Time to hand forge myself a motorcycle lock. Probably need to come up with some complex item based lock system like from Capcom video games.

    You need the bronze mask to unlock the silver mask to unlock the key to unlock the room with the locked away gold mask, then find the frog statue in the pond to place in the fountain in the main hall to open the knight's mask to get the key to the wine cellar, find the correct bottle of wine to place in the slot on a shelf in the dining hall to unlock the red key card to unlock the gun safe to get the green key card that opens the hidden door in the basement that gives you the blue key card to get access to the vault that holds the silver key for the chest in the attic that contains the key for the gold mask that then goes into a recess that opens a secret passage that leads to the encrypted cipher that unlocks a chest that moves around the house every hour so you can get the key to open the slide on the motorcycle lock so you can finally access the 18 pin Italian door lock used to secure the disc brake lock on the motorcycle. whew. Who needs a treadmill after that?

  23. Seriously you need to ask this guy.
    What's the best locks out there?
    I mean this channel shows the seedy side of the internet.
    But
    Where's the responsibility?
    What's his recommendation of the best
    Pad locks ever.

  24. Thankfully disc locks are not all such cast zink garbage like the one in this video. Also a lot harder to do on a brake disc when attached to a wheel.

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