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Offline vstrom01

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New member
« on: August 05, 2019, 05:59:49 »
Hello everyone
New on here and just bought a 2010 DL 650 - pick it up in a couple of weeks after the family hols.

It's my first 'big bike' having passed Mod 2 in May.

If you all don't mind I'll lurk for a while - then start bombarding you all with questions about the bike.

My first one is on alarms. What's good and what's not?

Offline TLPower

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Re: New member
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2019, 06:50:51 »
 :welcome: from  :traitor:

Personally I believe a big f*ck off lock is better. No one responds to alarms and false alarms bring resentment.
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Re: New member
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2019, 07:05:32 »
 :welcome:

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Re: New member
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2019, 07:49:20 »
 :welcome:
Old enough to know better, but still too young to care...

Offline MartinW

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Re: New member
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2019, 07:50:41 »
 :welcome:

Don't fit an alarm. You're asking for trouble.
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Offline Graham62

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Re: New member
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2019, 08:17:54 »
 :welcome:
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Re: New member
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2019, 08:27:15 »
 :welcome: As the others have said no to a alarm but fit an ground anchor and a good quality chain  :thumb:

Offline kwackboy

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Re: New member
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2019, 09:07:07 »
 :welcome2:

Agreed with other comments, steer clear of alarms, more trouble than they are worth. :thumb:

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Re: New member
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2019, 10:42:07 »
Hello and  :welcome2:
Security :
like they said the only person likely to be inconvenienced by an alarm is YOU
A disc lock with a reminder lead around your twist grip is OK but better by far is big old chain and padlock through the rear wheel.

I have trackers fitted to my bikes. It doesn't stop them being stolen but it might help catch "the little shits what dun it".
P.S. never tell the Insurance folk what you do to protect it as they will make it a mandatory part of your policy.
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As fast as you possibly can.

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Offline UK_Vstrom650

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Re: New member
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2019, 18:37:03 »
 :welcome:

Offline pieman53

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Re: New member
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2019, 20:53:17 »
 :welcome: I agree with most members, a dirty great big chain with a good grade security padlock. Enjoy your hols and then enjoy the big bike. :lala:

Offline SuzukiSte

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Re: New member
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2019, 22:16:31 »
  :welcome: :thumb:

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Re: New member
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2019, 22:38:55 »
 :welcome: move to West Wales, no need for locks or alarms.
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Re: New member
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2019, 23:29:57 »
 :welcome: