There are several types of bike locks but the most common and popular among bikers are those with keys or those that have number combinations in the locking system. This type of lock is good but the tendency of the bike owner to forget the combination can lead to some minor issues when it comes to recovering the numbers and resetting for a new one.
Enter the WordLock bike lock as the best alternative where the bike owner can easily learn how to set a WordLock bike lock in just a few minutes. They are a company that provides one of the highest standards when it comes to personal and commercial locks including those specially designed for bicycles. This type of lock uses letters of the alphabet when creating possible combinations. For me, this is much better and comfortable compared to the more confusing number combinations.
Why the Need to Set a WordLock Bike Lock?
There are many reasons why it is important for a bike owner to set his WordLock bike lock consistently. For one, when it is new and the combination is still at default, it is important for the bike owner to change it to his personal preference.
The advantage of using a preferred combination is it will be easy to remember as he can set it with a group of letters or words that is familiar and won’t be easy to forget. Also, the default combination is usually the same in all locks if I am not mistaken and those thefts definitely know it one way or the other. So, failure to change the default combination can lead to giving the thieves an opportunity to steal your bike.
Another reason for setting a new combination for your WordLock bike lock is when you forget the original combination you set. The chances of this from happening are very slim to none as the WordLock bike lock is not as confusing compared to the number combinations.
Lastly, if and when a lot of people already know your secret combination, then it is high time to change it to a new one for security purposes. As much as possible, it is important for you to keep your secret combination but if not, tell them to people whom you trusted the most.
How to Reset a WordLock Bike Lock?
When it comes to resetting the WordLock bike lock, any bike owner can do it, and can be done in just a few minutes. There will be an instruction that can be found on the product package but I will also explain it here as an added reference. Please find the step-by-step process below:
Setting it Using the Default Password
When you just buy the bike lock, you need to change the default password to your preferred one and this can be that by following the steps below:
Step 1: Unlock the bike lock first using the default combination provided by WordLock.
Step 2: Once it is unlocked, you will find a “set” mechanism inside that must be twisted clockwise around 180 degrees for the setting process to start.
Step 3: After that, set the new combination of letters that is preferred by you It should be a combination that is easy to remember and will not be forgotten.
Step 4: Once you set the new combination, it is now time to turn the “set” mechanism counter-clockwise to end the setting procedure.
Step 5: The last step is to test the new combination to confirm if it is now working and it should work as expected.
Setting it Without the Password
What if you forget or do not have the password on the bike lock? There is still a way to set it using a unique gut feel or sound-based technique. Please remember to use this only when needed or you do not have any idea of what the password is.
Step 1: The first step is to use both hands to pull both sides of the lock apart from each other.
Step 2: Then start twisting the rings and try to guess the correct letter of a particular ring while you are pulling it apart. If possible, start twisting it from the first letter found on the right. You will find that it is the right letter once you feel that there is a change in the way that it is clicking during your twisting motion.
Step 3: Repeat the process to the 2nd until the 4th ring until it will be unlocked. When doing this, please bring your patience because you will be guessing the letters using a trial-and-error method and it will take some time before you will have the right combination.
Step 4: If you have unlocked it already, you can have the option not to change the secret password or have it changed to a new one using the setting process similar to the one when you have a default password.
Learning how to set a WordLock bike lock is a unique skill that must learn as a biker. It can be used to protect your bike from opportunists who want to steal your bike if it is left unattended. However, if you have set a strong password for your WordLock bike lock, it will be impossible for the thefts to steal your precious investment.