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Sportbike theft

  • 07-30-2009 | 03:34 PM
  • Particle Man
  • Quote TIGGER
    Maybe but I firmly believe that alarms tend to make thieves think twice about bothering your bike. Besides, most bike alarms page the owner and I'm sure that thieves are allergic to getting shot!
    high velocity lead poisoning ftw
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  • 07-30-2009 | 06:59 PM
  • Amber Lamps
  • Quote Dave
    i wish you could rig the alarm to about 10 lbs of c4. He wont be putting his grubby dickbeaters on your shit again
    How about rigging your alarm to a HID ballast and running wire around the grips? Down side is they'd drop your bike...

    Also, most alarms come with ignition kill...in fact my buddy's bike won't start at all without the remote being close. I'm not saying that an alarm is a foolproof method to protect your bike but I'm just really surprised that they don't mention it.
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  • 07-30-2009 | 07:23 PM
  • Dave
  • Quote TIGGER
    How about rigging your alarm to a HID ballast and running wire around the grips? Down side is they'd drop your bike...

    Also, most alarms come with ignition kill...in fact my buddy's bike won't start at all without the remote being close. I'm not saying that an alarm is a foolproof method to protect your bike but I'm just really surprised that they don't mention it.
    thats a pretty sweet idea but only works if they ride it. id even throw in mercury switches as anti tip sensors
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  • 07-30-2009 | 08:15 PM
  • Gas Man
  • Quote TIGGER
    Maybe but I firmly believe that alarms tend to make thieves think twice about bothering your bike. Besides, most bike alarms page the owner and I'm sure that thieves are allergic to getting shot!
    Yep

    Quote Particle Man
    high velocity lead poisoning ftw
    DING DING FTW
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  • 07-30-2009 | 09:45 PM
  • askmrjesus
  • Quote TIGGER
    How about rigging your alarm to a HID ballast and running wire around the grips? Down side is they'd drop your bike...
    The other down side, is that you'd get sued/arrested for installing a booby trap. Way not legal, (unfortunate, but not without reason).

    Quote TIGGER
    Also, most alarms come with ignition kill...in fact my buddy's bike won't start at all without the remote being close. I'm not saying that an alarm is a foolproof method to protect your bike but I'm just really surprised that they don't mention it.
    If, as the article states, the more sophisticated thieves are using a "plug & play" pig-tail to bypass the ignition, that alarm system maybe useless (depends on how it's wired).

    I run a simple solution, that can be adapted in several different ways. On my Duc, I've wired a hidden toggle switch into the fuel pump wiring. You can hook up all the pig-tails you want, but if you can't find that switch, you ain't riding my bike anywhere. You can also wire sidestand and clutch switches to do the same thing.

    None of those things will keep a determined asshat from tossing your bike into the back of a van, but they will give you a chance to shoot them.

    JC
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  • 07-31-2009 | 01:32 AM
  • Amber Lamps
  • Quote askmrjesus
    The other down side, is that you'd get sued/arrested for installing a booby trap. Way not legal, (unfortunate, but not without reason).



    If, as the article states, the more sophisticated thieves are using a "plug & play" pig-tail to bypass the ignition, that alarm system maybe useless (depends on how it's wired).

    I run a simple solution, that can be adapted in several different ways. On my Duc, I've wired a hidden toggle switch into the fuel pump wiring. You can hook up all the pig-tails you want, but if you can't find that switch, you ain't riding my bike anywhere. You can also wire sidestand and clutch switches to do the same thing.

    None of those things will keep a determined asshat from tossing your bike into the back of a van, but they will give you a chance to shoot them.

    JC
    That's not a bad idea! My alarm wires to the battery directly, to the ignition and it has a back up battery as well. Of course the ZoomBak wires to the battery and has about a 3 or 4 day internal battery. Like I said, I don't think it's foolproof by any means but I also run a 1/2'' cable lock to the swing arm and I installed a second LED just to be sure that they understand that my bike has an alarm on it. To be honest, I have full coverage and about $3,000 into my bike at this point so I really should let them steal it!
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