Alarm System - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
VN750 General Discussion

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-14-2010, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 19
iTrader: (0)
Alarm System

Not sure where to put this thread, but here goes.
I am looking to get a simple alarm system for my bike, because I moved and it is going to be sitting in a parking lot with the cover on it. I will have the forks locked, but someone with some balls could back up in the middle of the night, and throw it in their truck, with some help. I just want something that if the bike is moved at all, it will make some noise, any ideas?
scottneidert is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-14-2010, 12:21 PM
vulcanjoe's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Dale City, VA
Posts: 942
iTrader: (0)
Send a message via MSN to vulcanjoe Send a message via Yahoo to vulcanjoe
i live in a apartment and keep mine outside i use 2 disc locks on the front brakes ad a bicycle lock on the rear tire

34k so far member #613
Keep the shiny side up
de-goat and baffles removed
jetted 42-150 2 shims
Earshaved with unifilters
inside of tank coated
spline lube
long Beach Blue Pearl Paint 4/07
Shindengen FH012AA r/r
TPE stator
Exide sc30lfa Battery 28ah 445cca
Saddlemen saddlebags
2001 HD fatboy solo seat
Custom taillight & rear turn signals
Fergy's coil relay mod
Fiamm El-Grande high/low tone horns
vulcanjoe is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-14-2010, 01:15 PM
At Least I Can Spell!
msh1156's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Monroe, NC
Posts: 615
iTrader: (1)
save your money. no one wants to steal this bike. they want popular bikes they can sell. if it will make you feel better lock it like vulcanjoe, even hang some jingle bells on it, but an alarm system... no.

2002 Nomad 1500
VROC #29972

msh1156 is offline  
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-14-2010, 01:58 PM
and the Adventure Cycle
hyperbuzzin's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Western PA
Posts: 6,138
iTrader: (1)
If your apartment isn't too far from where it will be parked, for a cheap price ya could probably pick up a baby monitor from a garage/rummage sale and put it under the cover when parked. That way, you'll hear when/if someone is trying to haul it off.

AKA: Tim & 'The Adventure Cycle' VROC #24567, NEVROC, SteelCity VROC

"When life throws you curves,
Aim for the apex."

Author Unknown
hyperbuzzin is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-14-2010, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 19
iTrader: (0)
Thanks for the info guys
scottneidert is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-14-2010, 09:20 PM
Senior Member
skalding's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 409
iTrader: (4)
Somebody did an instructables mod of a battery powered dollar window alarm. You know the kind where when the magnet moves away from the unit the unit goes off?

'86 VN750
MF Battery, Iridium Plugs, RR relocated, Voltmeter, 170/80/15 Kenda Kruz rear tire, DIY Samsonite hard bags, DIY shaved seat with Beaded seat pad ('cause that's how I roll) and the dreaded STATOR CHANGE.

Shining Black Bess '86 VN750, retired for parts after a fried stator and being knocked (kee-runch) in her parking spot.
skalding is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-15-2010, 01:52 AM
Linkmeister Supreme
OlHossCanada's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 7,960
iTrader: (8)
I got a vinyl coated cable about 18 feet long, and a big padlock when I got my bike. I looped the cable around a light pole and through a wheel at a hotel we stayed at one weekend. The cable and lock were about $40-45 IIRC. It is not invincible, but will slow down a couple or 3 guys from picking it up and throwing it in the back of a truck.


1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady" or "Bad Girl"?
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15

OlHossCanada is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-16-2010, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 19
iTrader: (0)
I was thinking about a HG switch, so it is open when the bike is on the kick stand, but when you move it, the horn gets 12 volts. to shut it off there is just a switch somewhere on the bike. That would probably make enough noise.
scottneidert is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-16-2010, 12:35 PM
Columbus, Ohio
jimkonst's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 523
iTrader: (2)
I was thinking of wiring the kick stand, too, but I wonder if the thief would just drop the bike and run, not bothering to put the stand back down. I think a hardened steel chain with a quality lock, attached to something immoveable, would be a good way to go. And if you can park it where a truck can't get close, that would help, too.

'95 Kawasaki Concours

Sold my Vulcan

I do LOTS of dumb stuff. Riding is only one of them.
jimkonst is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-16-2010, 06:07 PM
Members who have donated towards server costs
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 198
iTrader: (1)
I use the XENA XX6 disc lock that has a built-in alarm: Lockitt also has some other good stuff that might help.

Mark is offline  
Sponsored Links


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome