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Hey guys,

With Daytona coming right around the corner, I am beginning to think about an alarm system for the Boss. I remember last year one of the members of the yahoo group had his FatBoy stolen from a secured parking lot while he and his wife had some lunch.

I know that the Boss Hoss isn't a bike that is likely to be stolen, due to its limited production and its weight. But I am one of the guys that only has liability insurance. If it gets stolen, I am up the proverbial creek without a paddle.

Lamont, you installed an alarm last year didn't you? As I recall, it wasn't too expensive either. Can you tell me something about it?

Anyone else that cares to input on this matter, please do. I like to do as much research on something like this as I can. I like to get the most bang for my buck. I think that I would like something with a pager.

Any thoughts???


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I installed a remote starter on my Boss not an alarm. I'm sure an alarm would be a lot easier than what I did. :roll: Bulldog makes a nice units.
 

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Check out this alarm

Hey guys, do you think that this car alarm system with pager could be used on the Boss?




Is there room enough for this setup in the battery box if I put the odyssey 680 in there? It is out of the weather to some extent, and I don't ride much in the rain anyways.

Here are the specs: Some of them apply to a car, such as door tampering. Will this affect an installation on a motorcycle?

Mini Alarm controller module
Dual-zone shock sensor
One 5-button 2-way pager remote
One 5-button remote
Siren
Wiring harnesses

One 5-Button 2-way Remote Control
One 5-Button Remote Control
Built-In Parking-Light Relay
Plug-in user programmable Coded Override Switch
Plug-in Dual-Zone Dual Adjust Piezo Sensor
Horn Output
Remote Door Locking/Unlocking negative outputs
Passenger Unlock Output
Two Auxiliary Channels
User-Selectable Auto-Arming
User-Selectable Auto-Rearming
Remote Panic with Smart Locking/Unlocking
User-Selectable Auto-Lock
Remote Keyless Entry and Accessory Activation Even in Valet Mode
Remote-Controlled Courtesy Lighting
Pre-wired LED, Sensor, and Valet Switch Connectors
Auto Disarm with Auxiliary 1 Activation (Trunk Release Output)
Alarm Trigger zone Identification


Thanks,

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Has anyone installed a perimiter sensitive alarm on thier bike. My wife had one on her car a few years ago that said (STEAL STOPPER STEP BACK) and then gave you a limited time to step away before the alarm went off.
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Seriously, anyone know about this?

Hey guys, This alarm is for auction on ebay and the auction ends around 6:30 today. I won't buy it however unless someone can tell me if it will work on the Boss Hoss.

Sorry about the pressure, but I am pressed for time.


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Re: Seriously, anyone know about this?

hossman said:
Hey guys, This alarm is for auction on ebay and the auction ends around 6:30 today. I won't buy it however unless someone can tell me if it will work on the Boss Hoss.

Sorry about the pressure, but I am pressed for time.


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It will work but your going to have to make it work. The fact that your even asking makes me think that you may be in for more than you want to. :? I don't mean any disrespect but it's not going to be a bolt on deal. Your going to have to figure out what you need and what you don't need and go from there. I had to solder in 4 diodes to make my remote work the way I wanted to. If you take your time and can read schematics then you can make just about any alarm system work. Remember this is just a car without all those extra wheels, doors and windows :D
 

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Thanks Lamont, that was kinda what I figured. Wanted to know if it would be worth the effort.

You are right. I am not up to the task. Or rather, I might attempt it, but would probably need to be bailed out by someone else.

I will look for an alarm that is meant for a bike.


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Hossie, don't buy an alarm system with the old shock sensors. They make
too much fake alarms. Try to find one with an electronic earth gravitation
sensor. These sensors have no mechanical parts inside, and they measure
the earth gravitation to set theiself to zero. We've got a kickstand, and you
never have the same angle (in degrees) when you park your bike. The gravitation sensors will awake your alarm system if someone touch your bike and change it's angle only 1/2 degree! Good systems have additional (electronic) shock sensors, a "build in" alarm siren (120db) and are very small. They are waterproof, and they have a build in emergency accu. They are able to make an alarm in case that someone cutted the main elecricity. Use a motorcycle alarm system - not a car type system with thousands of wires. The KMR alarm system is Germany's top motorcycle
alarm. It has got a remote control, pre-alarm, and it's ultra small. Pager is also available as an option. The highlight of this system: you need only two wires to install it! Power and ground are enough! There are sensors for your saddlebags available, too- if you want to protect them.

Here is a link to M+S's KMR alarm systems. I'm sure there is something similiar available in the states.

http://www.m-u-s.com/art03set.html

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I was considering a perimiter alarm but after some thought and seeing the alarm you suggest I think it is more practical.
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Hi Bill,
just found another nice option on the website of KMR. There's an optional "Microwave sensor" available. They claim that even the area around the motorcycle is protected with microwaves. A pre-alarm, if someone's coming close to the bike (5 sec), and full alarm if he don't leave....hmmm....nice feature. 8)

Not for a bike week or such, but very nice if you have to leave your bike alone at the parking lot at work or at other unprotected parking lots....

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How do you spell your name OLAF or LOAF. I have seen both and would like to at least call you by your right name.
signed Ibll
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Hehehhe...my right name is Olaf, but Ken (Kublin) wrote in an early V8cyclesgroup posting I would look like Meat Loaf - just as a joke.
I shortened it to Loaf, because I always hated the name V8soundlover.
But I had no better idea when I registered a few years ago at V8CG.
V8soundlover sounds a little bit like a gay with a pink Boss Hoss...hehehe
I like Loaf better. It's also nice to play with the letters.


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Good Luck Barry!

I hope you sell a lot of bikes. You going to do service and everything? Or just send them through?


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We are opening without a service tech but we don't expect to be that way very long....hoping some guy getting paid $10 and hour at a big shop when the shop is charging $50 will want to rent our back shop and bring his customers with them...see what happens

We are hitting a high of -20 today and -25 tomorrow!!!
 

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I just bought an alarm from Aritronix. It's called the Scorpio SR-i500. Their website is, www.aritronix.com. Goes for $299. Not cheap, but a nice system.
The pager/clicker is one unit, and the master "box" is pretty small too. I attached it to the left rear downtube. Easy connection, not too many wires. They tell you to connect to the left and right turn signals as the alarm flashes them, but I found that back-feeds the system, so I hooked it up to the brake light. You can also get a perimeter sensor, and battery back-up option if you want it. Check it out. You might like it.
 

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Don,

I think that will work out good for you. I had one of their ThunderPager systems on my Fatboy and it worked good. It is funny you posted this cause I almost placed an order for the very same system you got yesterday. I can't make my mind up. One side says it is slim somebody would try to steal it but it does bear on my mind while at hotels along the way. It is probably the easiest thing to steal out there if you got the balls to try it. I also thought about putting a battery disconnect behind the right side panel above the parking brake instead of an alarm. I want to do something before Daytona comes up. I really like that system.

Chris
 
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