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Has anyone installed an alarm? where did you installed it? I had a look under the seat but there is almost no space available. I saw somewhere a tail tidy that freed up some space under the passenger seat area, but can't find it now.

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TBH having a bike alarm is only any good if you can hear it. Any bike can be lifted into a van with the alarm going off and no one would bat an eyelid. Much better investing in a decent chain and lock and if you can, getting a ground anchor fitted where you keep your bike. Also alarms drain the battery and if they go wrong, an expensive pain to sort out. Any discount you get of your insurance isn't going to cover the cost of the alarm.
p.s. the last two bikes I've purchased from new i didn't bother with an alarm.
 

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Hi Guys,

have a look at Almax chains with a Squire stronghold padlock. Just type in Almax and it'll come up. Proper beast of a chain.
 

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Half the time its all about deterence. If their is a load of bikes and yours has a chain on it a disk lock and a sprung key imobiliser for example like my little moped work hog (brand new yamaha xmax dont laugh) its enough for them to pick another bike.
If its being stollen to order.....well they will have it
 

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Half the time its all about deterence. If their is a load of bikes and yours has a chain on it a disk lock and a sprung key imobiliser for example like my little moped work hog (brand new yamaha xmax dont laugh) its enough for them to pick another bike.
If its being stollen to order.....well they will have it
An alarm and a disc lock is not deterrent to a thief. They simply lift them into(sometimes a soundproofed)van and work on removing them in their own garage. Anytime you have a locked bike with a decent chain and lock, it is a deterent.Most newer bikes have an immobiliser built into the keys/ignition system anyway and essentially the alarm is just adding a noise to it.
 

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I hear you guys. I just think the odds are a little better if you have an alarm and a GPS tracker. These days you can have both for 50€, so not a high price to pay.

A trickle charger will prevent the battery from going flat if standing for longer periods. Chain and lock is not really an option when you're out and about, unless you can always park next to a lamp post :).
 

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Half the time its all about deterence. If their is a load of bikes and yours has a chain on it a disk lock and a sprung key imobiliser for example like my little moped work hog (brand new yamaha xmax dont laugh) its enough for them to pick another bike.
If its being stollen to order.....well they will have it
An alarm and a disc lock is not deterrent to a thief. They simply lift them into(sometimes a soundproofed)van and work on removing them in their own garage. Anytime you have a locked bike with a decent chain and lock, it is a deterent.Most newer bikes have an immobiliser built into the keys/ignition system anyway and essentially the alarm is just adding a noise to it.
If its chained to something they cant lift and take it......your more likely to be bike jacked on the move these days rather tham having your bike nicked especialy in london etc (slow streets). You get followed by 2 lads on a moped and another guy on a ped and they sandwhich you and drag you off the bike and away they go with your ride.....
Becoming more popular these days..... vids on youtube...

Theiving toe rags!!!! Work hard and pay for it like the rest of us!!!!
 

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Ok. Installed. There was just enough space where the documents go under the seat. Didn't use any of the avanced functionalities, didn't even attach to the turn signs, although it would have been pretty easy. Didn't want to hack into the wiring. Also took the opportunity to wire the cable for the trickle charger. Now, need to find a spot with a clear view of the sky for the gps tracker :).
 

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Hi guys, I had my beauty stolen in my parking last week
I had the chance robbers stole 2 other scooters (TMax) the same night, and that one of them got a GPS Tracker that led cops directly to the truck they had been put into! So lucky!! Now that I got my baby back, I'm gonna mount a GPS tracker very soon but I still hesitate on the model. So many cheap devices on Amazon or eBay but they are copies/clones of original ones that cost a lot more (150 euros). If you have any recommandation... Anyway be careful to your bike, looks like XSR starts to attract professional robbers.
 

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I have been using alibaba... Unbeatable prices. I think one of the issues is how long operators will support 2G (and even 3G) going forward. The "el cheapo" gps trackers are all 2G. 3G are more expensive, but I'm not sure whether it buys you a better prognosis... I'd go for a sub 20€ unit, with internal battery and low power mode, and if it becomes useless overtime, not much is lost.
 
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