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Does anyone have an Alarm System hooked up to their Maj?

Is there one that Yamaha suggests?

Would love to find one that would remote start...let the scoot warm up in the morning...

Feedback...please.

Rich
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Xena disc lock with built-in alarm. No installation. Essentially pick-proof, and makes a loud enough noise to deter casual thieves.

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I have an Emgo disc lock but it doesn't have an alarm. I've bought a Gorilla alarm but haven't installed it yet. Need to take off a lot of the bodywork so I'm waiting till my shop manual comes as I want to do some engine work while I've got the bodywork off.
The Gorilla alarm looks very simple to install - it has the following components:
- a wiring harness that attaches to your battery terminals. All the other components have connectors that click in to a the harness
- a main computer box that is pretty small, with hardware to bolt it or zip tie it to your frame
- an antenna wire that receives signals from your remote
- a tilt sensor that senses when the scooter has changed position from being on the sidestand to upright. This mounts with Velcro and is quite small
- a little remote you mount on your keychain
- the main computer has a shock sensor that is programmable to 7 different levels of shock and can also be turned off in case you park your scooter next to a construction site or something
- a voltage drop sensor that causes the alarm to go off in case anyone hot wires your scooter.
- a flashing LED that fits through an 8mm hole in the bodywork to tell you and theives the alarm is on
- the whole deal cost $90 which is not bad
- you CAN also get a remote alarm for the Gorilla alarm- this is like a beeper that you wear on your belt that signals you your bike alarm has gone off. The electronics are already built into the computer box and the antenna works to transmit to the remote so all you need to buy is the remote unit. I figured that's overkill but if I lived in a really bad neighbourhood I'd get one.
- a while ago I DID live in a bad neighbourhood and had to park my
'84 Honda Goldwing Interstate outside so I had an alarm with a remote.
For some reason something - I don't know if it was CB radios or what would trigger the remote from time to time - this would result in me running downstairs and out the backdoor, shotgun in hand, only to find the bike was sitting there under it's cover unmolested :wink:
- I WOULDN'T trust your scooter's "lock" function for security. Two reasons: my nine year old daugher could stick a big screwdriver into the ignition key slot and break the "lock" tab and then hotwire the scooter.
The second is many bikes are stolen by simply having four guys and a pickup truck - they lift up the bike and put it into the back of the truck and drive off. When they get home they can unlock the bike at their leisure. I was at Daytona Bike Week a while ago and someone parked a brand new Suzuki GSXR 750 next to my bike. No disc lock, no chain, just locked the bike. When he came back his bike was GONE.
I don't know how it was stolen but this was an expensive bike he had owned for less than a month. I'd get a disc lock first - they're cheap protection, and like I said $90 is not bad for the Gorilla alarm. Just be prepared to removed a lot of bodywork.
P.S. - there is nothing more embarassing than trying to ride off with your disc lock still in place. Get some kind of reminder - I use a red plastic milk bottle cap with a magnet I epoxied to it I put over the key slot - to remind me my disc lock is attached. This is the voice of experience speaking! :oops:
 

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Ishabaka said:
- I WOULDN'T trust your scooter's "lock" function for security. Two reasons: my nine year old daugher could stick a big screwdriver into the ignition key slot and break the "lock" tab and then hotwire the scooter.
The second is many bikes are stolen by simply having four guys and a pickup truck - they lift up the bike and put it into the back of the truck and drive off. When they get home they can unlock the bike at their leisure.
A friend who is a locksmith came to my rescue on Tuesday after I had locked my keys in the trunk (don't ask). He doesn't do automotive anymore, but he was surprised by the fact that the cover plate swivels 360 degrees. He told me that would prevent screwdrivering. It took him about 15 minutes to pop my trunk, and nobody bothered us.

As far as four guys and a pickup truck goes: my SV-650 was sold for parts. They just threw the lock out.
 

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Two guys, a pickup truck, a board, and a quart of oil. The locked wheel slides on the oil.

Talon alarm...
 

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Ishabaka said:
I have an Emgo disc lock but it doesn't have an alarm. . . .
P.S. - there is nothing more embarassing than trying to ride off with your disc lock still in place. Get some kind of reminder - I use a red plastic milk bottle cap with a magnet I epoxied to it I put over the key slot - to remind me my disc lock is attached. This is the voice of experience speaking! :oops:
I also have a disc lock for my Majesty. Most cycle shops also sell a disc lock reminder. It is a bright orange or green coiled cable that locks into the disklock and you run it to the handlebars. It makes for a very obvious reminder. The salesman threw it in for free (it's usually $5-6) since he had not purchased one with his and took a "handlebar dive" off his crotch rocket two weeks before!
 

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I agree, a warning that your disc lock is on is a good idea - I learned the hard way by being forgetful on another bike.
I took a red plastic milk carton top, glued a magnet to it and would stick it to the bike's ignition switched - it worked, but it won't stick to the Majesty's so I put it on the speedometer and haven't ridden off with the disc lock on the Maj yet..........
 

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I really like your idea of an ignition cover. It would be nice to get a plastic "blank" key that one could put into the key slot. It would cover the key slot as well as act as a reminder. It would only need to be about .5 in. long to do the job. . . . . . :idea:
 

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In a fit of having more money than sense, I bought a self contained alarm with remote from www.aerostitch.com

The alarm will fit in a jacket pocket or velcro onto the bike.

The best protection, seems to me, is not to go too far from the bike.

If you do, lock / alarm / bike cover.
 
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