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Old 10-20-2010, 06:41 AM   #41
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Dammit Patrick. You're making it very difficult for people to be full of with all your facts and statistical data.
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Dammit Patrick. You're making it very difficult for people to be full of with all your facts and statistical data.
I don't believe mammothmc to be full of fwiw, seems as if he has valid points concerning theft protection systems outside of the lojack coverage area. It seems as if Patrick really knows his lojack information too, which is to be expected from such a great MC shop owner and enthusiast. Not everyone on this forum lives in a lojack coverage area, there's no reason to dismiss valid information by calling people "full of " when they aren't. Please don't misinform the uninformed. . .
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I don't believe mammothmc to be full of fwiw, seems as if he has valid points concerning theft protection systems outside of the lojack coverage area. It seems as if Patrick really knows his lojack information too, which is to be expected from such a great MC shop owner and enthusiast. Not everyone on this forum lives in a lojack coverage area, there's no reason to dismiss valid information by calling people "full of " when they aren't. Please don't misinform the uninformed. . .
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I live down here in corpus and there is no coverage at all so a GPS tracking system or extra full coverage is the only thing I have come up with.
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Look, obviously Lojack is not the only alternative, and in some cases it may not be available in your area yet.

As I've said multiple times in this thread, I'm always open to new methods of theft deterrent.
My primary focus in this thread is to help educate about the pros and cons of Lojack and dispel some of the misinformation out there.

Several people have brought up valid points about the shortcomings of Lojack, although some of those have been exaggerated a bit.

In the end the best option is to carry theft coverage on your insurance, but unfortunately that doesn't always guarantee you'll get what your bike is fully worth.
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There is nothing wrong with lojack other than its widely publicized weaknesses. I really can't believe that they haven't ever expanded coverage. If they did, they would own the market. As it is, I think it is a better fit for cars which can't easily be taken as far or stripped as quickly.

A skilled thief can be dumping your frame & lojack in about 2 hours.

As far as it being the "only" system used by law enforcement.........
I've personally worked with an auto theft task force that used something different.
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I think the issue is, we don't do well with exageration. :-)

If someone is really worried about it...pony up and get both lojack and a gps based system.
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^^^ That's what I was going to say. LoJack has been out for YEARS and so I'm surprised their coverage isn't greater. Worries me because other than the home front, nothing I do is with in their coverage area. But Patrick is absolutely in all his fine points.. So the answer would only be buy a hybrid. (Surprised LoJack hasn't added GPS tracking to their system as a back up). It's almost pointless to have an alarm system the a siren screams. No one listens no days. So it'd have to be something that you could track. And to the person that asked if you would track it yourself and show up with guns? It was done for a friend's dog that was dying with a posse, so I don't see why not for a bike.. hahah.. But if you have both, you're at least giving the system a chance first to prove themselves worthy.
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Lojack has slowly expanded their system, but one of the requirements for coverage is that the local P.D. has to be willing to have the units in their cars.
Lojack does offer GPS as an option on their car system, so it may become an option on their bike system in time.
We'll see.
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I just DON't Get this....how can ANY DEALER sell something that they know already doesn't work in most of the Country and within miles of their own Dealership. ???
Is this the type of Dealer you want to rely on and trust. My dad is a Ex State Trooper and knowing what I know is exactly why I would NEVER waste money on LoJack...it is a joke and most cops do not want to be bothered with it. Their "Tracking Modules" inside the cars are only a direction finder and good for about 2 or 3 miles...at best.....90% of the vehicles in areas that LoJack CLAIMS to have coverage in ...DO NOT even have the tracking modules.
And by the way...there are lots and lots of Cops, Detectives, FBI, etc that DO USE GPS type devices. They use them everywhere as bait cars and bikes so they can TRACK them and have a History of where they go and where they have been.
Dealers that sell LoJack do not tell you the limitations.....why would they as that would mean they won't get your hard earned cash !!!!
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I just DON't Get this....how can ANY DEALER sell something that they know already doesn't work in most of the Country and within miles of their own Dealership. ???
Is this the type of Dealer you want to rely on and trust. My dad is a Ex State Trooper and knowing what I know is exactly why I would NEVER waste money on LoJack...it is a joke and most cops do not want to be bothered with it. Their "Tracking Modules" inside the cars are only a direction finder and good for about 2 or 3 miles...at best.....90% of the vehicles in areas that LoJack CLAIMS to have coverage in ...DO NOT even have the tracking modules.
And by the way...there are lots and lots of Cops, Detectives, FBI, etc that DO USE GPS type devices. They use them everywhere as bait cars and bikes so they can TRACK them and have a History of where they go and where they have been.
Dealers that sell LoJack do not tell you the limitations.....why would they as that would mean they won't get your hard earned cash !!!!
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Lmao!!!! Omg! Patrick just owned the outta that guy! Patrick...is Motorcycles Unlimited your cover for your real CIA/FBI job? You kill bad guys at night don't you? Lol
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I just DON't Get this....how can ANY DEALER sell something that they know already doesn't work in most of the Country and within miles of their own Dealership. ???
Is this the type of Dealer you want to rely on and trust. My dad is a Ex State Trooper and knowing what I know is exactly why I would NEVER waste money on LoJack...it is a joke and most cops do not want to be bothered with it. Their "Tracking Modules" inside the cars are only a direction finder and good for about 2 or 3 miles...at best.....90% of the vehicles in areas that LoJack CLAIMS to have coverage in ...DO NOT even have the tracking modules.
And by the way...there are lots and lots of Cops, Detectives, FBI, etc that DO USE GPS type devices. They use them everywhere as bait cars and bikes so they can TRACK them and have a History of where they go and where they have been.
Dealers that sell LoJack do not tell you the limitations.....why would they as that would mean they won't get your hard earned cash !!!!
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and i only say that cause its gotta be the same guy. again. ugh.
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