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    Home-made motorcycle alarm

    I'm not fortunate enough to have a secure brick garage so my Bros is parked under a bike cover behind a 10ft high bolted wooden fence but I do not have any lock on it apart from the standard steering lock. As such, I've been wondering recently about whether or not I should think more about security and came across an ingenious idea on another motorcycle forum for a home-made bike alarm that I'd like to share with you all.

    The idea is to buy one of those small inexpensive personal attack alarms that can produce up to around 140db (they can be found on ebay for less than $10). You then secure it in a discrete place on the bike and attach the rip cord to one of the spokes on the wheel when you park up. If the bike is moved more than a few inches the rip cord becomes detached from the device and the alarm goes off.

    I know a lot of people ignore alarms going off but for the sake of $10 I think it might be worth implementing.
    '88 Bros NT650J
    Progressive fork springs, '93 CBR600 F2 fork caps, CBR900RR rear shock, Puig 'Raptor' fly screen
    Fabitappi Monoposto seat cover, Heated grips, Braided brake lines, Buell indicators/turn signals
    Ceramic coated stock headers with custom Yoshi shorty muffler & Muzzy collector

    If you have to store it outside, secure it to something like a ground anchor
    or read this:-
    "Life may begin at 40, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 150."

    • '88 in Candy Flair Blue + '90 in Italian Red
    • Ohlins Rear Shock
    • F2 front wheel
    • VFR750 rear wheel
    • Hiperform seat&headers
    • MSMotorsport Seat Cowl
    • Steve Lenac Tokico six pot caliper


      alarm disc locks work well....

      but if you always park it there, put an anchor point, and chain it down.. lol