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Old 08-08-2007, 03:03 PM   #1
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Theft Deterent Trick (Cheap)

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I was just reading up on Precision Cycles about the bikes that guy stole. I discovered a little trick that, I believe could serve as a simple theft deterrent for your bikes. I'm not sure if it's the same for all bikes, but it's good for Hondas.

In addition to a Xena Alarm disc lock, or if for some reason I do not have the disc lock with me, I take the the seat off, open the fuse box, and take out the black 3-prong plug at the lower corner of the fuse box, then replace it with another black plug I bought from a salvage yard for $1.00. Only on the replacement plug, I snapped off all 3 prongs. The bike won't start. The console indicator lights go on, but the ignition won't. I'm not sure if it's actually a fuse, since it has no amperage indicated on it. It's just a black plug. Maybe a pro might know this trick, but with the fake plug in place, he might not realize why.

Not sure if this is a known trick or not, but just thought I'd post it for those that don't know, and have limited funds for an alarm.

Disclaimer: just so you know, it has not been tested in any real-life situation, and this won't prevent someone from just throwing the bike on the back of their truck, but hey, it's one more trick to make their objective more difficult, which could buy you time.

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Old 08-08-2007, 03:10 PM   #2
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Disclaimer: just so you know, it has not been tested in any real-life situation, and this won't prevent someone from just throwing the bike on the back of their truck, but hey, it's one more trick to make their objective more difficult, which could buy you time.

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I cant recall too many bikes being hotwired lately. I would worry more about a few homies throwing it into the pickup. Get a fix for that, let us know how it works out.
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Old 08-08-2007, 03:30 PM   #3
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I cant recall too many bikes being hotwired lately. I would worry more about a few homies throwing it into the pickup. Get a fix for that, let us know how it works out.
Get a sign that reads "I have a bomb under my seat". That should deter anyone from getting near your bike.

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I cant recall too many bikes being hotwired lately. I would worry more about a few homies throwing it into the pickup. Get a fix for that, let us know how it works out.
Sorry. No fix for that, but at least the Xena alarm will be sounding off as they drive off. Like I said, just a cheap, if any costs at all, little deal that takes a minute of your time. Best thing is a heavy chain wrapped around a 10 ft.+ pole. I'd like to see them lift the bike over that!
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Get a sign that reads "I have a bomb under my seat". That should deter anyone from getting near your bike.

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Sorry. No fix for that, but at least the Xena alarm will be sounding off as they drive off.
You mean, driving off in the car, right? Because with the Xena disklock, they have to carry the frontwheel (if that is where you mounted it too).

The thing actually already goes off when the bike is just slightly moved. I accidentally hit the exhaust once with my door when getting out of the truck and the thing sounded an alarm.

Another time, I was in the living room with my mom and we heard the alarm go off, I ran outside and my Dad was sitting on the bike. He just wanted 'to see what it felt like'.. He was so busted. He never wanted to get on it when I asked him to, always saying the thing was too dangerous for him, so he tried to sneak out and sit on it. Busted. :laughing6
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I think that rabbit guard would scare me more!
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Get a decal from Lojack and place it on the windscreen. Will they chance it?
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another good trick is to make the hand grips out of rubber , nobody will steal it then.
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this has got to be the quote of the year...good one:laughing6:laughing6
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I HAVE A SCORPIO ALARM, IN THE EVENT OF THE BIKE BEING HOTWIRED THE 130DB ALARM WITH COME OFF AND AFTER 30 SECONDS IT WILL IMOBILIZE THE BIKE BY SHUTTING OFF THE ENGINE. AFTER THAT THE ALARM WILL CONTINUE SOUNDING UNTIL THE BATTERY DIES OR THE ALARM IS DEACTIVATED WITH THE REMOTE. OF COURSE, THE BIKE CAN STILL BE LOADED INTO A TRUCK, BUT NOT WITHOUT GOING UNOTICED.
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i looked on ebay, didnt see anything....can anybody find where to buy a lo-jack sticker??? Thats actually not a bad idea....if i can deter 1 out of 10 thieves for a 5 dollar sticker i want to do it (even though i think it would be more effective than that)
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YEAH, I THOUGHT OF THAT TOO. CHECK OUT AT THE DEALERS, THEY SHOULD HAVE ONE.
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Sorry. No fix for that, but at least the Xena alarm will be sounding off as they drive off. Like I said, just a cheap, if any costs at all, little deal that takes a minute of your time. Best thing is a heavy chain wrapped around a 10 ft.+ pole. I'd like to see them lift the bike over that!
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what keeps them from throwing it in the back of a uhaul and part it out
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nothing. get insurance. if someone wants it there gonna get it when your not paying attention. simple fact is get insurance and if it gets stolen get a better nicer one. but if i ever see someone trying to steal mine and there on here. i shot a 249 out of 250 on my last shooting exam with a 45glock. so hey if you up for a challenge come and get it!
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