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Old 13th July 2017, 03:16 PM
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Hi all.
Haven't been on here in a few centuries.😁 I just bought a 2014 Gsxr 750 and I want to get it alarmed. Any suggestions on what is the best alarm to get and what shop would be the best for getting it installed. Any suggestions would be appreciated.☺
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Old 13th July 2017, 03:30 PM
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chopper here does alarms. Get a two way.
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Old 13th July 2017, 03:36 PM
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a .22 or a 3 gauge is the only answer,yet to hear of a thief proof alarm
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Old 13th July 2017, 04:26 PM
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Default Re: Best Bike Alarm.

Originally Posted by menapia dude
a .22 or a 3 gauge is the only answer,yet to hear of a thief proof alarm
No alarm or security system is theif proof. But they're instead a deterrent... where it will either make them go to the next bike that has no alarm or slow them down enough to make it a bit more risky.

Anyways... just get something within your budget and don't get lost in all the bells and whistles as, like above, none of them if really, really thief proof.

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Old 13th July 2017, 04:49 PM
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one that doesn't go off the whole time, and one that doesn't have an immobiliser built in that will leave you with a dead bike when it decides to throw its toys out of the pram (which it will)
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Old 13th July 2017, 04:52 PM
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ive datatool on mine, get someone to take it off and u can keep it..
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Old 13th July 2017, 05:11 PM
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Had a Datatool on a VFR - got it removed. Annoying as fuck and drained the battery constantly.
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Old 13th July 2017, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by juicer2006
ive datatool on mine, get someone to take it off and u can keep it..
Originally Posted by gary79
Had a Datatool on a VFR - got it removed. Annoying as fuck and drained the battery constantly.
My first job when I buy a bike with a Datatool fitted is to remove it.

I've a load of Datatool alarms lying around. Most of them are fucked but a few were removed before they got the chance to fuck up.

In my experience, there are two types of Datatool alarm. Those that have left people stranded, and those that are going to leave people stranded.

I don't know if any of the other alarms are any better.
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Old 13th July 2017, 07:40 PM
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The best alarm you will ever buy is a big lock and chain and lot the bike to an immovable object
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Old 13th July 2017, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Gixxer
My first job when I buy a bike with a Datatool fitted is to remove it.

I've a load of Datatool alarms lying around. Most of them are fucked but a few were removed before they got the chance to fuck up.

In my experience, there are two types of Datatool alarm. Those that have left people stranded, and those that are going to leave people stranded.

I don't know if any of the other alarms are any better.
Yep,they are pure shite the bin is the only place for them!!
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Old 13th July 2017, 09:29 PM
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I have Meta and so far it works very well... It looks like it's fitted for years and still works perfect... If you try to move the bike (just a little is enough), alarm will go off, but it stands there in place for 5 days now, never heard false alarm... Also have immobiliser but this can be disconnected if you don't like...

Don't know the model or price, got it with bike...
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Old 13th July 2017, 09:37 PM
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Thanks for the reply,Iv had problems before myself with my Lazerline alarm on my Gixxer thou,the only reason I want to put an alarm on my bike is for Insurance purposes,Is your Premium much higher if you haven't got an alarm.??
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Old 13th July 2017, 09:44 PM
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I have been left stranded by a datatool alarm
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Old 13th July 2017, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by VJMC
The best alarm you will ever buy is a big lock and chain and lot the bike to an immovable object
Yeah true but the only reason I want an Alarm is for Insurance purposes, Surely your Premium will be much higher if there's no alarm on the bike,if they even insure you.
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Old 13th July 2017, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by vinniecopenhagen
Yeah true but the only reason I want an Alarm is for Insurance purposes, Surely your Premium will be much higher if there's no alarm on the bike,if they even insure you.
I have never been asked if I have an alarm (oh I tell a lie I was) but my reply is always the same "an alarm is not worth a shite, I have a lock and chain" in which case they just brush by the question and no effect on anything, also I dont tell the insurance company my house is alarmed (not saying why just dont)
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Old 13th July 2017, 10:36 PM
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Default Re: Best Bike Alarm.

Originally Posted by VJMC
I have never been asked if I have an alarm (oh I tell a lie I was) but my reply is always the same "an alarm is not worth a shite, I have a lock and chain" in which case they just brush by the question and no effect on anything, also I dont tell the insurance company my house is alarmed (not saying why just dont)
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Old 14th July 2017, 02:04 AM
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Default Re: Best Bike Alarm.

I've had spyball alarm/immobilsers on my bikes and never had any issues. Although I only arm them when I'm out and about, garaged and locked when at home.

There are guys on here that fit them.
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Old 14th July 2017, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by vinniecopenhagen
Yeah true but the only reason I want an Alarm is for Insurance purposes, Surely your Premium will be much higher if there's no alarm on the bike,if they even insure you.
I don't think you'll get your premium lower than a tener for having an alarm. You'll definitely won't get the cost of the alarm itself back in savings for at least a few years.

Ring and ask, but that's what I figure it'll happen. Where you keep your bike might be a bigger factor, but they'll find something to fuck you over anyways.

Get an alarm if you fancy it by all means, but don't do it if it's just for the insurance cost because it's not a good investment.
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Old 14th July 2017, 11:16 AM
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Good value, handy to fit and voted 6th out of top ten bike alarm systems for 2016?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/BlueFire-Un...otorbike+alarm
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Old 14th July 2017, 12:06 PM
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Default Re: Best Bike Alarm.

Originally Posted by RTV
I don't think you'll get your premium lower than a tener for having an alarm. You'll definitely won't get the cost of the alarm itself back in savings for at least a few years.

Ring and ask, but that's what I figure it'll happen. Where you keep your bike might be a bigger factor, but they'll find something to fuck you over anyways.

Get an alarm if you fancy it by all means, but don't do it if it's just for the insurance cost because it's not a good investment.
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