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Old 11-03-2010, 06:34 AM   #16
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If they want your bike, they're going to take it no matter what you do. The one good thing about the EWS is that the bike cannot be started if it's stolen, it's impossible to hotwire it, the ECU needs a key code to start, they need the key, so the bike is only good for parts.. and there's not a big market in stolen BMW parts, so it's not a desirable target for professional thieves.

What you want to prevent is the joyrider or the pranksters from moving your bike from its parked location.
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:48 AM   #17
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The one good thing about the EWS is that the bike cannot be started if it's stolen,
...or if it gets rained on, or if the EWS is just having a bad day.

It has stranded me twice. I'm not bitter.
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:25 AM   #18
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...or if it gets rained on, or if the EWS is just having a bad day.

It has stranded me twice. I'm not bitter.

Ewww... that is one spare part I don't run with, wondering if I should pack one on longer trips... I sure would hate to have to use my SPOT button just for an electrical glitch but I would have to see how big it is, taking up space and weight is not fun!
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:29 PM   #19
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I've been meaning to look into getting a GPS-style homing device. I've seen some out there but not sure if it would be economical. That way if it gets stolen it will let me know where it is - possibly even showing me the route taken and times etc. Now that would be a sweet recovery method! Though I suppose if it were in a truck perhaps it would be ineffective, unless it worked off a cell-phone signal.

Maybe the technology will catch up to provide this product/service?

edit: This might work, but is about $450.00

http://www.spygadgetonline.ca/produc...roducts_id=224
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:34 PM   #20
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I've been meaning to look into getting a GPS-style homing device. I've seen some out there but not sure if it would be economical. That way if it gets stolen it will let me know where it is - possibly even showing me the route taken and times etc. Now that would be a sweet recovery method! Though I suppose if it were in a truck perhaps it would be ineffective, unless it worked off a cell-phone signal.

Maybe the technology will catch up to provide this product/service?
It's already out there, I don't know what it is called but supposedly it works everywhere and you can track it yourself if you want to. Lojack only works where there are cops and they are the only ones who track it, I have it on my sport bike but it should work well here in the metroplex.

I just keep my bike from being stolen by parking in visible areas or not letting it out of my sight, it's also heavy, ugly, scratched up and covered in dirt and mud
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:21 PM   #21
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It's already out there, I don't know what it is called but supposedly it works everywhere and you can track it yourself if you want to. Lojack only works where there are cops and they are the only ones who track it, I have it on my sport bike but it should work well here in the metroplex.

I just keep my bike from being stolen by parking in visible areas or not letting it out of my sight, it's also heavy, ugly, scratched up and covered in dirt and mud
Ender....Anyone that steals YOUR 800 is not an inmate and is probably having a real bad day. Let 'im go...
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Old 11-05-2010, 05:40 AM   #22
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beefy chains

I have a really beefy 6' long chain and a Kryptonite disc-lock that I use. My bike overnights with the frame locked to the metal firestair where I live. The firestair end has another disc-lock.
If anyone really wanted to try to get it they would make alot of noise for starters.
These are the best chains I have found. I don't have one of these yet.
http://www.almax-security-chains.co....oducts/c-1-73/
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:41 AM   #23
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Ender....Anyone that steals YOUR 800 is not an inmate and is probably having a real bad day. Let 'im go...
Haha, true, my 800 won't sell for much but I think I still love it and enjoy the rugged looks (especially for scaring soccermoms)
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:05 AM   #24
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Vegas is not a problem unless you are staying getto.
Most hotels have bike specific parking close to the entrance and security is pretty serious. I got chased off from an empty parking garage because I was peeing in the corner. (but that's another story)
Bad for hotel if your car is broken in to.
If you are traveling with a mate, chain your bikes together facing opposite directions, side by side.
Disk lock with alarm.

Don't worry, be happy.
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:01 PM   #25
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Xena XX15:



Ultra-High Security

An extremely strong lock body and piercing alarm make the high-performance XX15 a remarkably effective way to protect your motorbike.


Lock: High nickel-content stainless-steel mono-block construction with a broad fit profile and 14mm double-locking, carbide-reinforced hardened-steel locking pin. Freeze-spray proof, pick-proof key and barrel.


Alarm: Shock & motion sensors trigger a piercing 120dB anti-theft alarm powered by a single CR2 long-life Lithium battery. Self-arming, with no on-off switch, re-sets to armed mode within 15 seconds.


For a short video showing how this all works on the brake disc, click here.



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Old 11-06-2010, 06:18 AM   #26
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ABUS Granit Detecto 8000/12 KS 120 Black Loop

Tough chain to prevent thiefs from just loading the bike into a van together with an alarm brake disc lock with motion sensor that will make lots of noise if they try to break it. It's heavy do I mostly use it around towns where it's more likely to get stolen.

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Old 11-06-2010, 07:06 AM   #27
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Watch these clips and see how well all the expensive chains do. Usually about 20 seconds.

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Old 11-06-2010, 04:49 PM   #28
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I just put a "KLR" sticker on mine.

Kidding !!!! Just had too!!!
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:13 AM   #29
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Be aware that despite being a BMW, being ugly (to some), having a unique key/transmitter, and being parked at home... some people will still TRY to steal it.

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Which is a real waste because then you can't ride it either.

So, good insurance is your best protection.
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:38 AM   #30
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Park it next to a Super Tenere 2010, they'll just leave the BMW.
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