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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-14-2010, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Alarm System

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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?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-14-2010, 01:21 PM
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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


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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.

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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.


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Thanks for the info guys
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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?

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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.

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Interesting
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.
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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.


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I use the XENA XX6 disc lock that has a built-in alarm: http://lockitt.com/xn/06xxylseriespg.htm#prod. Lockitt also has some other good stuff that might help.

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