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Old 04-24-2013, 08:08 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Fight against bike thefts

What do you guys think about the Scorpio alarm system?
And I know these things aren't cheap but guys, think about this. Would you rather spend $400, or lose your bike. I'm not saying an alarm system is 100% foolproof, but it could definitely help with lowering the rate of thefts.

Ex:http://www.solomotoparts.com/Scorpio...FUWo4Aods1oALw
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:26 PM   #3
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Nice, but I'm saying for everyone consider the costs of a theft vs. cost of an alarm system.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:44 PM   #4
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Real easy. If you leave it outside it'll dissapear into thin ebay.
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I have been considering it...especially if you just going to grab a bite or something where your eyes aren't constantly on the bike. Atleast it wil scare of amatures and notify you of any attempts. I would get the one with the proximity detection.
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I have been considering it...especially if you just going to grab a bite or something where your eyes aren't constantly on the bike. Atleast it wil scare of amatures and notify you of any attempts. I would get the one with the proximity detection.
ANYTIME I go out to eat or park my girl anywhere, I always place her near a window that I can keep an eye on. I work at UTMB, and I hate leaving my bike in the garage.
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What if they strip a bike quickly?
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Smart choice, then have it hidden.
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I had a setup a couple of years back that was a real pain in the but kept mine from getting stolen. I had hookers living in my apartment complex to give you an idea about the demographics of the neighborhood. I couldn't afford a garage so had to make do the best I could.

Had a chain with a matching lock with I believe a level 9 security rating. Ran it through the main frame of the bike through the main frame of my truck (and a ball bat next to my bed) for about 9 months before I left. Specs of the chain was 30,000 lbs of point pressure to cut through. Don't remember what the melting point was but it was ridiculously high, supposedly a plasma torch wouldn't cut it.

If I remember correctly, the trick of the alloy was that titanium and boron, which have pretty amazing properties in their own right, are insoluble (don't mix up well in a liquid state). When the liquid metal mixture cools back to a solid, the titanium and boron form interlocking crystalline structures. In layman's terms the two metals together multiply the strength and durability (including raising the melting point well above that of either metal by itself) of the chain rather than just add (analogy is 2X2 instead of 2+2). I called it my badmutherfukinchainthatwontgetyourshitjacked in the hood. If anyone cares I'll hunt down the thread.

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I had a setup a couple of years back that was a real pain in the but kept mine from getting stolen. I had hookers living in my apartment complex to give you an idea about the demographics of the neighborhood. I couldn't afford a garage so had to make do the best I could.

Had a chain with a matching lock with I believe a level 9 security rating. Ran it through the main frame of the bike through the main frame of my truck (and a ball bat next to my bed) for about 9 months before I left. Specs of the chain was 30,000 lbs of point pressure to cut through. Don't remember what the melting point was but it was ridiculously high, supposedly a plasma torch wouldn't cut it.

If I remember correctly, the trick of the alloy was that titanium and boron, which have pretty amazing properties in their own right, are insoluble (don't mix up well in a liquid state). When the liquid metal mixture cools back to a solid, the titanium and boron form interlocking crystalline structures. In layman's terms the two metals together multiply the strength and durability (including raising the melting point well above that of either metal by itself) of the chain rather than just add (analogy is 2X2 instead of 2+2). I called it my badmutherfukinchainthatwontgetyourshitjacked in the hood. If anyone cares I'll hunt down the thread.
This......this is genius. And what if they take the truck too?
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This......this is genius. And what if they take the truck too?
That... would have been a real trick.

link to thread: http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=162860

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That... would have been a real trick.

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If they can take the truck, they can keep it.
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ANYTIME I go out to eat or park my girl anywhere, I always place her near a window that I can keep an eye on. I work at UTMB, and I hate leaving my bike in the garage.
Sorry to thread jack temporarily, is your ninja the monster energy one? I go to school at UTMB.
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You could just buy an undesirable bike, like a Kawasaki 650r. Nobody is going to steal that

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Sorry to thread jack temporarily, is your ninja the monster energy one? I go to school at UTMB.
No, I'm on the black gixxer, parked at the admin building. There is an 09 ninja zx6r at the research building that belongs to one of the blood bank techs. Where do you park? I'll be at the hospital friday and all weekend.
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I have the Scorpio 900
It might keep amateurs away
The perimeter sensor is a nice feAture as well as ignition kill
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What if they strip a bike quickly?
Better than an alarm...actually, depending on the one you buy, it can also act as an alarm.

Here are some articles you might like:
http://www.wtoc.com/story/8911637/lo...cle-theft-ring

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-relea...-58881622.html

http://rermag.com/gps-telematics/loj...ion-theft-ring

Concerning the what if statement:

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