2001-2007 "Wing" Load Bars - Is there an actual lock?

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2001-2007 "Wing" Load Bars - Is there an actual lock?

Post by packetfire »

I picked up a pair of load bars to fit my rails on my 2004 v70.

These are the "wing shaped" type, the ones that are said to be as quiet as possible.

The "security torx screw" used is not at all obscure, I had a whole set of them in my driver bits kit, right next to the regular torx driver bits.

But there does not appear to be any lock available for these, nor any provision for a lock - has anyone found a locking bolt that would fit, or some other scheme? I'm thinking that I could at least slow a thief down with small cable locks, but this would require me to drill a hole through the plastic covers, and steel cable would likely mess up the aerodynamics, not to mention look ugly.

Any suggestions?
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Post by Rattnalle »

As far as I know pretty much all locks for roof bars, bike holders etc are of the kind that can be opened with a butter knife in five seconds. Actually having to undo the screw even if the bit isn't very unique is thus much slower than forcing the locks on these kinds of things.

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Post by Rattnalle »

If I wanted to secure the bar I'd try switching the screws so you need two or three different bits to get it off, not just one.

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