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Old 05-18-2010, 02:49 PM   #1
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Motorcycle security?

i've been looking into alarms for my bike ever since i got it and would like some suggestions. anyone think they're rediculous, necessary, useless. give me your opinions here. any stories of how an alarm saved your bike? im looking for a 2 way paging system (scorpio i-500) and i found one on ebay and i'm deciding whether to pull the trigger or not.
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:55 PM   #2
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the garage has worked for me the year ive been riding.
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:59 PM   #3
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I say the viper 5901. It has a true 1 mile range on it. I have it on mine and I can start it and detect problems from inside buildings such as walmart, theaters. You get the point. It works great and is fast at the alerts to the transmitter.
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well its not my garage i'm worried about. its everywhere else i go i'm worried about. my girlfriend makes fun of me saying i love my bike way more than her because anywhere we go its all i think about so i check on it like every 10 minutes. if i had a pager this would eliminate this problem.
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the garage has worked for me the year ive been riding.
For those of you like Racer X that do not ride your bike, the garage might be the best solution. However, there are those of us that ride, and actually park the bike elsewhere for several hours.
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lojack is crazy expensive isn't it?
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lojack is crazy expensive isn't it?
I think it's like 699 or so. Well worth it considering they can get your bike back within 24hrs.
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thats way outa my price range but will be a major consideration in the future.
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:17 PM   #10
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Lojack or it gets stolen with the alarm. If they want it there going to take it, and nothing a alarm or lock will do to deter them. Just look at all the stolen bike threads here. Sucks for sure, but that is the way it is, and make sure to have theft as most I have seen that get stolen are the idiots that dont have theft and ride a new bike that still owes.

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For those of you like Racer X that do not ride your bike, the garage might be the best solution. However, there are those of us that ride, and actually park the bike elsewhere for several hours.
lol i put more miles on my bike than my car
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pull the trigger! buy an alarm if your not gonna get lojack, and if your bike doesn't have full coverage. its better than nothin.
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+1 on Lojack...I believe they have a 100% recovery rate in Houston.

I have progressive insurance, and it only cost me an extra $1 to have theft coverage.
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lojack w early warning will email, text etc your chosen numbers the moment its moved without the pager transmitter close to the keyfob.

That's pretty good. AND its a one-time fee.....



DMack's alarm is good but it shorted out when water got on the send/receive antenna.

Mine is through Huata(70 bux or so on ebay) w no problems thusfar. It SAYS it has a 2 mile range but thats not the case. Its very sensative and I scattered it about the bike. Easy three wire power/ground/ignition on for basic install. You can also install remote start if desired. Comes w 2 removes, visual flash, loud siren. disarming button is controllable to how many presses turns off the siren. Auto arm and passive arming, visual/audio arming all adjustable.

Always park w cops and in well lit areas where you can watch your bike. Chain to others is a plus w a small bike lock. Anymovement will set off your alarm.

All that will deter thieves. Full coverage is an aftermath protection.
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:51 PM   #15
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Just for the record I sprayed the water on the antenna not thinking when i washed it. Its a good alarm but it is not cheap.
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:00 PM   #16
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At home
1. I keep in Garage
2. I have Garage door Locked and it has different locking rods that I put in place in case someone Breaks the lock they still cant open the door.
3. I put my Rotor Lock on
4. Remove my Key and place in House
5. Block Garage door with Vehicle so close they cant fit Bike between(They would have to steal the Vehicle as well)

Out in Public
1. Park by Front door (If they wont let me, I go somewhere else)
2. Put on Rotor Lock
3. Lock Steering
4. Timely check-ups on it (Every 30 Minutes or so at least make Eye Contact w/ Bike)

If I had the Money I would definitly put Lo-Jack on it but until then, do the best I can
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:07 PM   #17
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lojack if you want your bike back

they have this new feature that tips you immediately if the alarm is triggered and your key pager isnt near your bike

ratings say that 97 or 98% of bikes are recovered the first 24 hours when it stolen

something like that

well. how much u wanna pay/protect it depends on how much u love your bike
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I have theft and liability. And the alarm is deffinently my next purchase. Chris I think you would like what I've done so far. But I still need to set something up to get the title and registration finished.
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That one dollar for progressive is not theft coverage. It's just a fee for law enforcement which is ironic cause they never find any vehicles after they're stolen
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I say the viper 5901. It has a true 1 mile range on it. I have it on mine and I can start it and detect problems from inside buildings such as walmart, theaters. You get the point. It works great and is fast at the alerts to the transmitter.
isnt that a car alarm? is the install similar? i've never installed an alarm before, but considering it.
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