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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.
 

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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.
<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?
 

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the main problem is battery life and battery charge, bike batteries are not like cars, they don't hold a charge as well as car batteries do, so when you have power from the alarm constantly draining juice out of the battery is only matter of time until your battery goes dead. once it goes dead it is a pain in the ass. it is just not worth the hassle
 

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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!
 

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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!
 

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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" />
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.
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I wouldn't be leaving it with the alarm on for any length of as it would only be when its parked some place other then at home.It might be on for a max of 4 hours do you still see this as being a problem or are you talking a longer time frame like over night.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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Good point... Here in Florida, you can get a license to carried a concealed weapon for $160. Needless to say, if I ever see anybody trying to take my bike they just might get a few pounds of lead in their arse. LOL
 
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