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Offline KnightOwl

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Alarm or Tracker
« on: Jul 15, 2019, 06:25 PM »
Hi everyone,

New member so be gentle with me. I've seen many posts on it not being worth having and alarm on the Versys and just a good lock and insurance will do. However being the proud owner of a brand new Versys 650 SE GT if I had to go one way or another for peace of mind would you go with an Alarm or a Tracker?

Regards and TIA...

Paul

Offline uralrob

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Re: Alarm or Tracker
« Reply #1 on: Jul 15, 2019, 10:36 PM »

 
Maybe your insurance company has suggestions? :notsure:

 Rob.
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Offline Craigasaki

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Re: Alarm or Tracker
« Reply #2 on: Jul 16, 2019, 12:09 AM »
I'd suggest a tracker if you can afford it, common belief that nobody pays any mind to alarms any more and tea-leaves can shut them up quick anyroad.
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Offline TimTyler

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Re: Alarm or Tracker
« Reply #3 on: Jul 16, 2019, 02:46 AM »
I keep a Spot Tracker in my bike. I like the set it and forget it approach. Change the batteries about every nine months.

Get a free Spotwalla account and your pals can track your trips. Spotwalla will let you hide your exact location when you're in certain zip codes so people won't know where you live or work.

Call Spot a month before your plan is set to renew and tell them you want to cancel. They'll put you on hold and then offer you a discount to stay. Hold your ground and they'll offer you a bigger discount. Take it.
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Offline Clunkyboy

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Re: Alarm or Tracker
« Reply #4 on: Jul 16, 2019, 12:31 PM »
Who actually benifits from a tracker, you or the insurance companies  :notsure:
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Offline Graeme

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Re: Alarm or Tracker
« Reply #5 on: Jul 16, 2019, 09:43 PM »
Might depend on your choice of alarm and where you plan to keep your bike. For many years I had to keep my bikes chained to my front wall. Decided to have an alarm fitted when I bought my first 'big' bike... complete pain in the arse, going off every time there was a gust of wind... it was particularly sensitive between the hours of 2 and 5AM! As for nobody noticing, I can assure you the lady of the house always heard it and made sure I responded! I'm afraid I can't remember the alarm manufacturer and technology has probably improved in the following 10 years but I wouldn't have another one.

Offline Evil Twin

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Re: Alarm or Tracker
« Reply #6 on: Jul 17, 2019, 06:36 PM »
I have a biketrac tracker which was already fitted when I got the bike. Luckily it's not been much use for its intended purpose, but it's handy as it tells me when my 12v battery is low.

Also if I'm on a ride and get lost, I can ride around until I see a sign for a main road I recognise, or use the application* on my phone to find out exactly where I am.

*Couldn't bring myself to type 'app'

Offline Duarte

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Re: Alarm or Tracker
« Reply #7 on: Jul 18, 2019, 07:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by uralrob [+]
 
Maybe your insurance company has suggestions? :notsure:

 Rob.

Insurance donít do anything apart of getting money from you.

Offline Duarte

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Re: Alarm or Tracker
« Reply #8 on: Jul 18, 2019, 07:07 PM »
Alarm doesnít save your bike tracker does. My tracker was the best thing I ever bought in my bike life. Already saved my bike twice. In any of them I called insurance to let them know. That would put my insurance up right? Think about that

Offline ianjl

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Re: Alarm or Tracker
« Reply #9 on: Jul 18, 2019, 09:05 PM »
Tracker & some big visible locks / chains. Nobody pays any attention to alarms  - even at 10.30 in the morning in a public car park  :023: