<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">What kind of problems are people having with the alarms as I was thinking of getting a couple for my bikes?Originally posted by gixxerfever:
do yourself a favor and buy a nice hefty chain and kee your bike locked when you're home don't bother with an alarm, those things are garbage, and become a problem.
Like I say on every post about securing your bike.....From someone who's worked with and installed alarms for 3+ years: Your best bet is to go over to Circuit City and pick up the motorcycle alarm they carry. It's made by Audiovox and costs about $120 which includes installation. It has a built in proximity sensor and can also be wired for a starter kill, flashing lights, and extra siren(horn honk). It's very tiny so it's easy to hide and does not have an led so it uses far less power than a normal car alarm(which is still minimal). I have one myself and it's useful. Keeps the inexperienced thieves and the curious kids away while also reducing your insurance! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" />
I have a garage so this would only be for when im out on a ride and want to go inside some place.As a rule I dont park my bikes out of my sight but some times you just don't have any choice.Like I say on every post about securing your bike.....
If you don't have a garage and you can't get it up the stairs to your apartment, go rent a storage unit. You can get the tiny one's for like $15 /month. Just drive your cage over to the storage shed when you want to go for a ride. An alarm aint gonna stop 3 guys and a truck. And when a bike is getting stolen every 6 seconds in the U.S. I wouldn't trust a lock a chain either. Just my .02. I chained my first bike to the rim of my car and they just took the car rim with them.