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FS: Solex Locks

Post by truenosan » 08 May 2008 17:26

I have PM'd a mod here and have been so far approved to sell these.

I am the Canadian distributor for Solex Locks. They pretty much fit all cars with an external car door lock on all pre-89 cars.

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Twin Cam Series 9
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GTX 1300 "Barrel" Style Series
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These come with a 90 day limited warranty.
I will need the original box and the defective lock.

I'm in the Richmond/Vancouver BC area, shipping is available.

Prices are $50 CDN picked up
$60 CDN shipped anywhere in Canada.
My Paypal address is truenosan@shaw.ca (Please add $2 for Paypal as there is that darn service charge :cry: )

Any questions? feel free to PM me or e-mail me at truenosan@shaw.ca
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Re: FS: Solex Locks

Post by duke » 08 May 2008 17:34

Do you know where I can get these in the US?
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Re: FS: Solex Locks

Post by truenosan » 08 May 2008 17:41

For the US, you can get them at Drift-Office

http://www.hachiroku.net/forums/showthread.php?t=10012

theres a link to all the info you need.

4040 Auburn Way N, Ste #6
253.520.3888
http://www.drift-office.com

They are the sole distributor for the US.

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Re: FS: Solex Locks

Post by duke » 08 May 2008 17:46

Cool, thanks!
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Re: FS: Solex Locks

Post by defdes » 08 May 2008 17:55

The goofy name tag rings can also be taken off if you are careful.

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Re: FS: Solex Locks

Post by brknrekord » 09 May 2008 06:48

I like the idea of new locks, I just dont like how the solex units protrude so far from the body surface.

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Re: FS: Solex Locks

Post by truenosan » 09 May 2008 07:08

They do stick out a bit more then an OEM lock. But the reason being is so they can't be simply punched in.

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Re: FS: Solex Locks

Post by brknrekord » 09 May 2008 07:54

Wouldn't a langer O.D. help with this, not sticking out farther?

The other issue is, not one has been able to answer diffinitively whether they can be easily opened with a Bic pen housing, like the old Kryptonite locks.

I'm not trying to rip apart your product or sales, I would love to have new locks too, these are just concerns I have personaly contemplated while considering solex locks in the past.

Any chance solex will be making a newer slimer model?

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Re: FS: Solex Locks

Post by truenosan » 10 May 2008 00:36

I understand your concerns regarding the Bic pens opening the locks. I haven't heard of anything to date with the Solex locks. The barrel style keys seem to be more popular then the key type ones.

Solex used to have a much slimmer model, but that was years ago and as far as I know, they have been discontinued.

I personally ran the barrel style ones on my old AE86 with no alarm and never had any issues for the time I owned that car.

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Re: FS: Solex Locks

Post by wilderb » 10 May 2008 14:58

I would think that barrel style are better for the simple fact that you can't stick a flat head in it

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Re: FS: Solex Locks

Post by truenosan » 08 Jun 2008 22:44

Touch Tall Trees

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Re: FS: Solex Locks

Post by wilderb » 09 Jun 2008 20:01

truenosan wrote:Touch Tall Trees
what does ^^^^ mean :?:

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Re: FS: Solex Locks

Post by 510-Trevor » 09 Jun 2008 20:11

wilderb wrote:
truenosan wrote:Touch Tall Trees
what does ^^^^ mean :?:
TTT

How do you accecpt payment for those of us not in Vancouver? Do you take PayPal?
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Re: FS: Solex Locks

Post by zuum510 » 12 Jun 2008 08:55

solex locks cannot be picked with the bic trick... they have a double locking system, where they are "dead bolted". They can however be picked using a locksmith barrel lock pick though, but the normal locks can be picked easily as well.

I like to consider myself and anti-theft expert, using more than one theft deterrent is the most effective way of keeping your ride in the driveway. So far I have never had a car stolen... I use the most effect method which is to disable the vehicle completely so that no matter what it cant be driven... but thats my little secret.

As far as the solex locks go, they are a very nice unit, work very well for their intended purpose, AND replace all three existing locks with a MATCHING SET, which is really the nicest feature of all. For those of you who are tired of your keys wearing out so quickly, well not having to unlock your doors will make them last MUCH longer.

just my 2cents. :mrgreen:
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Re: FS: Solex Locks

Post by truenosan » 12 Jun 2008 19:37

Thanks for the good review/insight. :D

Sorry, I do take Paypal, I will add that to my original post.

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