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Motorcycle Alarm

#1 Post by brooklyn » Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:36 pm

I'm considering on getting an alarm for my CBR. Iv seen various alarms on the net and the one that caught my eye was a spy which features are: displayed on the pager’s LED screen:Current sensor, tilt sensor, shock sensor warn away mode, clock,screen lamp, range indicator, power save, button lock, pager vibration mode

Any ideas to what Alarm is best and price?
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Re: Motorcycle Alarm

#2 Post by hurtank » Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:53 pm

you cannot put a price on your baby's protection ^.^ i would say go all out but obv thats stupid. i reccomend the one that will pager you. or one that just screams out. pager might be quick but are you quick enough to get there in time?
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Re: Motorcycle Alarm

#3 Post by Voodoo » Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:51 pm

I think an alarm is a great idea, but personally I recon a £40-£50 alarm is as good as any other as long as it has a tilt sensor. An immobiliser is good too, but there are ways to make your own immobilser if it doesn't have one on it.

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Re: Motorcycle Alarm

#4 Post by Stu » Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:53 pm

:stupid:

no good having an alarm if its not locked securely to something thieves will just pick it up and put it in a van and sort the alarm later :?
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Re: Motorcycle Alarm

#5 Post by vicki » Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:59 pm

Alarms - more trouble than theyre worth. 8-)

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Re: Motorcycle Alarm

#6 Post by brooklyn » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:22 pm

:stupid:

no good having an alarm if its not locked securely to something thieves will just pick it up and put it in a van and sort the alarm later :?
Good point. I also have a good quality chain that i put on the back wheel
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Re: Motorcycle Alarm

#7 Post by Stu » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:27 pm

buy a cheap alarm and immobilser if you must and spend the rest on more physical security :)
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Re: Motorcycle Alarm

#8 Post by Ira » Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:12 am

vicki wrote:Alarms - more trouble than theyre worth. 8-)
It will only drain your battery and eventualy it will just stop working at all, alarms dont stop thieves as they know how to deactivate them in seconds, any electronic deterent will be based under the seat, they force the seat and snip a couple of cables it's history and your bikes in the back of a van, a good lock and chain will cause them more grief than an alarm and datataging or a similar smart tagging will really stop them dead, the last thing they want is to get caught with a traceable stolen bike or marked parts.

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Re: Motorcycle Alarm

#9 Post by queen bodecia » Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:34 am

Other than an insurance discount, there's really little point to an alarm. Most recent bikes have a built-in immobiliser, but that's little deterrent to a professional thief. A secure garage, ground anchor and decent chain is the best security you can have. Not completely thief-proof (nothing is) but the majority of bikes are stolen from being parked in the open and not locked to anything, regardless of an alarm. Ask yourself, does anyone ever actually take any notice of an alarm going off?

An alarm also means you'd need a trickle charger to keep the battery in good condition and some have been known to cause problems with the bike's ignition mapping.
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Re: Motorcycle Alarm

#10 Post by Ingah » Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:56 pm

Stu wrote:buy a cheap alarm and immobilser if you must and spend the rest on more physical security :)
I really wouldn't want to underestimate this combination. Especially if you can have your alarm sensitive enough to go off if someone starts twiddling with the chain (as this is very likely to put them off bigtime). Not sure if this would mean setting it so sensitive that the wind also sets it off though... :(

An alarm with a pager/alert system would be better still, so you can and will come running (preferrably out of the undergrowth) at said thief, ideally waving an iron bar and yelling for added scaryness.
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Re: Motorcycle Alarm

#11 Post by tsurugi-ijin » Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:06 pm

Careful about how cheap the alarm is..

It's what killed the alarm on my CBR :)
(Last owner installed it.. not me..)
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