05-05-2008, 12:34 PM
I just got back on my bike this morning to find the front of my bike a little messed up... like somebody backed into it in our back parking lot :wtf. I popped some of it back into place but I'm livid since I have to take apart the front end to correct it all and get some new plastic fairing connectors. There is only 1 neighbor who could have backed into it, or his friends and they didn't leave a note or anything. It was under a reflective bike cover to add insult to injury.
So now I am looking into alarm systems that will alert me to somebody knocking into my bike or picking it up. So far I found the scorpio SR-i600S but I don't care about proximity sensors! I just want a remote that will tell me its been moved, and a really freaking loud siren. I live in Boston so its more than likely to happen again. Any other ideas?
And yes, this is the same bike I JUST got finished fixing the front end after laying it down. :banghead
05-05-2008, 12:37 PM
check out Intermatrix. heard nothing but good things about it and its about half the price of the scorpio. i should be getting mine today so ill let ya know how it is.
05-05-2008, 12:42 PM
Awesome, I'll check it out
05-05-2008, 07:57 PM
I've heard a lot about scorpio alarms...
05-05-2008, 10:16 PM
I installed the i900 scorpio last week and it works great. Everytime my neighbor gets out of his car and takes a few steps into my parking area where my Gixxer is I can hear the chirpping and if he does not back off the chirrping gets faster and eventually trips the full on alarm and pages my scorpio pager which also has audible and vibrating alerts. As soon as my pager goes off I run downstairs and check things out. The i900 RFID is a great feature...you just have it in your pocket and the bike auto arms and disarms when you come to or leave your bike. No fumbling around for the remote and forgetting to arm/disarm. Pager tells you how many times each alarm was tripped and at what time. Gives you visuals for what alarm was tripped. If your pager is out of range of your bike, when you start it, the turn signals will flash indicating what type of alarm was tripped (perimeter, shock, tilt, battery or ignition tamper). The remote ignition kill is nice also and your pager can send a kill command to the engine after a couple warning chirps. The K7 wiring harness works for the K8 and install requires you take off the left side tail section. For the ignition kill, I cut the Orange iginition wire on the bottom of the Fuse box and spliced the Scorpio ignition kill switch inline (make sure you firmly splice the switch in place otherwise you may get stranded and have to fix the wiring miles from home). Other than that, placement is key and antennae placement is extra important for maximum pager comm with bike. Well worth the $489 shipped. It is only warranted and returnable if you buy through Scorpio directly. Ask for Harley Hogue...he threw in the $20 wiring harness for free....since I was hessitent about it working with the K8. Is your bike worth the extra $$? If so, go with the Scorpio i900.
05-06-2008, 12:30 AM
This does not work for your bike
But this does
05-06-2008, 04:09 AM
some asshole bent my number plate. im just glad it wasnt the bike
05-06-2008, 12:03 PM
I put one on my bike, it has a led, and a 1/2 mile range, with shock and throttle kill. Its decent, cost about $200 and it was professionally installed. My sugestion would be to go to a local shop there (any car/sterio shop) and flat out tell them that you have a bike and want an alarm set up for under $250 (including a tilt i didn't want a tilt sensor because they set off all of the time). But mine is a python, and its ment for a car, but they put it in perfect. So you don't really need to spend $500 (though that is probably nicer) but i spent less and still pages me when it goes off. I cought someone running back to there car the other night around 10 (bastard took off before i could break his windsheild, but i live in the highest bike theft area in AZ)... so now i know it works
I just installed my Gorilla 7007 alarm. It's decent. I made the mistake of mounting it with this tar like removable adhesive that isolates it a bit from shocks so it doesn't go off sometimes. It still is sensitive enough to tell when the bike lifted or sat on. I may remount directly to frame later on but for now very satisfying way to spend $85...Love the option to disable the shock sensor - i park it at the train station where a shock sensor would go CRAZY. Can be upgraded with a pager. I plan to splice in my own kill switch in the future - that being the only short coming of the alarm.
05-12-2008, 07:09 PM
that grip lock does not work u can just break or but the lever