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Old 09-14-2005, 10:34 PM   #1
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being a poor college guy, and living in the ghetto i... well, i just take my chances and own a gun.



but hey, i've heard of lowjack for motorcycles before.



and yeah, first post.
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Old 09-15-2005, 02:58 AM   #2
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Went to my local H-D dealership the other day and all the bikes have full-color glossy LoJack flyers on them, so they definately are available for bikes.

The system draws only a milliamp while on standby, probably just enough to keep the receiver on, when the LoJack is activated after a theft the transmitter/locator turns on at full power.



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Old 09-15-2005, 04:36 AM   #3
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Lojack has a great product, but does NOT have nationwide coverage.



You'll have to go to their websites sitemap to see coverage area. They used to have a map. I did not see that, but they do have states & metro areas listed.



Lack of national coverage is why insurers don't give rate concessions on high value equip such as dozers, excavators, etc.



Again a good product, but does it meet your real needs? Caveat Emptor.
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Old 09-15-2005, 04:43 AM   #4
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Which reminds one of the old joke about the guy who left his accordian in his car and parked it at the mall. When he returned his worst fears were realized - someone had broken in and there were two accordians in his car.
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Old 09-15-2005, 05:07 AM   #5
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You better hope that mscuddy doesn't read your post.
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Old 09-15-2005, 06:27 AM   #6
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excessive accordion exposure may cause excessive threshold shift.
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Old 09-15-2005, 07:16 AM   #7
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"Currently LoJack for Motorcycles is only available for sale in select cities in Massachusetts, Florida, and Texas. As we expand to new areas we will add dealers to the locator."



Right now it doesn't seem to be available hardly anywhere, so IMO not really worth looking into yet. One guy on 1000rr.net forum had one installed (like $600 total) and I forget how much the monthly fee is, but not really that cheap.

I'll just stick to wedging my bike between my truck and some bushes, disc lock and cabling it to the bumper of my truck. I have guns too, but sleep pretty hard, only to wake up to pee.

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Old 09-15-2005, 07:39 AM   #8
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Right, this is where I was confused. If the transmitter is only a milliamp, it has a really really short range to receive a signal to activate and broadcast its whereabouts, so, I wonder how they do that?
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Old 09-15-2005, 10:34 AM   #9
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I think it's works like a pager (reciever) most of time. It is constanly listening for a signal which doesn't take much power (milliamps). When it recieves the appropriate signal ("hey you are stolen tell me where you are", it wakes up and starts broadcasting like cell this time using more power. It takes more power to transmit then to passively recieve remember. I think the technology is sound and I don't think it is going drain your battery. I know guys who have expensive customized cars who swear by it.
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Old 09-15-2005, 10:59 AM   #10
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I was at a bike event a few weeks back here in MA and LoJack had a big display and was pushing it hard.
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