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Old 01-29-2007, 09:12 AM   #11
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Default Re: LoJack Releases Results of First Annual Motorcycle Theft Study

It is a scam in which someone (usually the owner of the item in question) puts in a bogus bid in order to drive up the price.



We were discussing this at the latest meeting of the Collector Spoon Addicts Support Group, in fact. Hypothetically discussing, I mean. I need help...
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Old 01-29-2007, 09:15 AM   #12
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When the seller bids on their own auction to artifically drive up the price.
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:33 AM   #13
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This is great except for the whole ' C-4 in the frame ' thing. I know that stuff is stable and all but what about some kind of electronic failure/short circuit?

'hard to ride' would become an understatement if it happened to you at 80 mph.
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:01 AM   #14
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I can tell you there was at least one, my 2001 VFR800, in Albuquerque... the LEO's say it's such an industry in the Southwest border states that they have it in a truck and the LOJack discarded/destroyed in minutes... and within hours my Italian Red beauty, complete with all the aftermarket bits and all the suspension and engine changes and development, the finished product of hundreds of hours spent wrenching and tweaking and tuning and polishing to make it exactly the bike I wanted was across the border and on its way to South America. I guess I should feel respected, the LEO's said they only steal the best of the best...

Somewhere in Buenos Aires or Rio somebody's riding the world's sweetest VFR, and for me, LoJack didn't do Jack.
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:07 AM   #15
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OK, a statistically negligent return for the close to $1,000 LoJack investment . In short, doesn't even register on the graph. So, this is NOT the answer, unless of course, there were only 292 bikes equipped with the thingee in the first place! BTW, can the font be any smaller on the article?
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:43 AM   #16
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I work on Autotheft in the Atlanta area. If a car is stolen an it is equipped with LoJack it is usually recovered that day. I have not recovered a motorcycle with LoJack on it. That is probably due to the fact that Shops around here are just now getting certified to do it. If you live in an Apartment in Atlanta and you have a new sportbike chances are pretty good it is going to get stolen. LoJack is around 600 dollars please get it I want to catch some motorcycle thieves.
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:45 AM   #17
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font looks normal to me...check eyes
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:47 AM   #18
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Well great, I just go out and buy a Suzuki and they're the number one stolen bikes...ain't that some sh*t



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Old 01-29-2007, 11:49 AM   #19
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Btw I think it should be called LoJoke. If you check their website, to the "how it works" it shows a picture step-cycle, and it goes like this:



1. Installation ---> 2. Notify police bike is stolen --> 3. Police activate the unit --> 4. Police locate signal --> 5. Your bike is returned to you! (with a guy in his garage smiling)



What a joke, I've never heard of a police officer actually using this. I think if anything it's more that the police contact lojack company who then track it down themselves, at least in most cases. Larger departments might actually have access to equipment to track the bikes, but I doubt the majority of police departments do.
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Old 01-29-2007, 12:40 PM   #20
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Uh actually lojack gives the police department the tracking systems for free. I recover cars with it all the time. Got one last week with a murderer driving it believe me LoJack works very well.
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