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In the UK you can buy a motorcycle alarm module for £4! - Motorbike Alarm Module

Jut wire it into your horn circuit. (with a switch)

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Just had a look at that, that's a real bargain!
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Just had a look at that, that's a real bargain!
Not bad is it! They used to do DIY kits for all sorts of applications including alarms.
They would give you all the parts and a diagram but they have become a bit more "supermarket" like... tend to only stock fast movers.

This little modul fills the gap though
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In the UK you can buy a motorcycle alarm module for £4! - Motorbike Alarm Module
That is the mercury switch I took out of a heater-thermostat. I would not call that a bike-alarm. Just a part of it.

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I know a thing or two about security and can say there's nowt better than a big chain and proper lock. Thick chain is good but heavy however works anywhere. Chain your bike to something or another bike at least, if nothing else round back wheel and frame. keep padlocks off the floor.

A bike alarm is great and I would suggest getting one, however be familiar with the extra wiring if it goes wrong andyou need to get rid of it. Ive been left immobilised due to this!

My present bike has no alarm but I put a £5 rape alarm under the seat and attach the pull out pin to the back spokes(use fishing wire so they can't see), anyone tries to wheel it away I can hear 100%
Alarm and batteries are only an issue if you leave the bke stood for a while, a battery will not drain over a week.
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A bike alarm is great and I would suggest getting one, however be familiar with the extra wiring if it goes wrong andyou need to get rid of it. Ive been left immobilised due to this!
The Gorilla alarm does not tap into any existing wiring and is as easy to install as to put a heated vest on.

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I bought the Gorilla alarm due to recommendation and at the moment im thinking its a pile of junk.

Even with the sensitivity at its lowest it just goes off all the time for no reason.

I have it on in my garage and nearly everynight it goes off for no reason

Also, i have it on when I park my bike at work within sight. Again, randomly going off with no distrubance and no wind.

Can anyone help here ????? I have mine placed where my tools were on my XT600E

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I don't have any answers for you, but I'm having the same problem with my Gorilla Alarm. I am about to take it off since I never turn it on anyways with all the false alarms. I have it mounted in the same location that you do on my DR650. Has anyone found that mounting the alarm so that the siren is facing up or down rather than sideways reduces the sensitivity?
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I don't have any answers for you, but I'm having the same problem with my Gorilla Alarm. I am about to take it off since I never turn it on anyways with all the false alarms. I have it mounted in the same location that you do on my DR650. Has anyone found that mounting the alarm so that the siren is facing up or down rather than sideways reduces the sensitivity?
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I was thinking of wrapping mine in thin foam or bubble wrap on all sides apart from the siren. I can not mount mine anywhere else

I dont know if its the knock sensor which is over sensitive or the tilt sensor.

I might give gorilla a call and kick off. I cant return it though, bought it from the US so not worth the hassel.

Other people seem to be happy with it.
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