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post #1 of 7 Old Feb 3rd, 2008, 8:29 am Thread Starter
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Lojack anyone?

Sometime ago, I noticed that Bob's BMW was carrying Lojacks for the bikes they sell. This monring, I came across this story of some idiot in in Texas who got caught on a stolen bike because of the Lojack system:

http://cbs11tv.com/video/[email protected]

Has anyone done an install? Pricing? Details?

First, I was thinking about finding ways to protect my family, now I'm thinking proactively to avoid having my LT stolen? What's next?

Man, I must be getting old!

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From a Lojack Press Release

Below are LoJack's top motorcycle recoveries for 2007:
  • "Biggest Single Chop Shop Recovery" - One LoJack-equipped Suzuki GSX-R600 led Orlando, FL area police and auto theft investigators to discover a chop shop with 11 other non-LoJack equipped motorcycles, 8 motorcycle frames, multiple motorcycle parts and tools, with a total value of $200,000.
  • "Fastest Motorcycle Recovery" - In this recovery, a Yamaha YZF750 was stolen from a locked garage in a gated community outside Denver, CO. Fortunately, the owners also equipped the bike with LoJack and area police were able to find the bike only SIX minutes after system activation.
  • "Best Bust Reflecting the Trend of Selling Stolen Parts Online" - In this recovery, a LoJack-equipped Suzuki GSX600 led Chicago area police to a chop shop with not only multiple stolen motorcycles and engines, but also hundreds of stolen motorcycle parts - all readied to be sold online. Officers discovered that the thieves had more than 200 transactions of selling stolen parts online in the previous six months.
  • "Best Recovery From a Bike Rally" - In this recovery, the owner of a Suzuki GSXR1000 had his bike stolen from a rally in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Fortunately, he equipped the bike with LoJack and area police not only recovered his bike within mere hours of system activation, but also found multiple other stolen motorcycles.
  • "Best Recovery Showcasing Strength of RF Technology" - A stolen LoJack-equipped Yamaha motorcycle led police in Fort Worth, TX to the bike's location in a metal building. Thanks to LoJack's Radio Frequency technology -- which operates even if the stolen asset is in a steel container, under dense foliage or in a concrete building -- the bike was recovered in only 12 minutes after system activation. This recovery also uncovered a chop shop with other stolen bikes.

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I like the idea. Not sure of the cost. Realistically,how many LT's get stolen though. Crotch rockets or Harleys,that's a different story. When I get a new LT, I will consider it though.

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Below are LoJack's top motorcycle recoveries for 2007:
Moral of this story: don't ride a GSX-R.

And if an LT is stolen, you'll probably find it at the first stop sign lying on its side. Or you can follow the final drive oil trail.

Seriously, the risk of an LT getting stolen is pretty low. But if it makes you feel better and you can afford the cost then go for it.

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The cost is about $500-$700. There is no monthly fee . Lojack is a good system. I have recovered several stolen cars with it. Some were in a garage. They are excellent for motorcycles, especially if the motorcycle is common stolen motorcycle. Due to the fact the motorcycle would be put inside some kind of structure. Whether or not it worth the cost to put on the LT is up to you. LTs are not stolen much at all.

Of all the cars I recovered that had Lojack, none were involved in pursuits or wrecked. I like Lojack.

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Here is a cheaper idea for you. Buy the loJack for your laptop computer (yes, they make one and it is a lot cheaper). Keep it in the bike.

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Moral of this story: don't ride a GSX-R.

And if an LT is stolen, you'll probably find it at the first stop sign lying on its side. Or you can follow the final drive oil trail.

Seriously, the risk of an LT getting stolen is pretty low. But if it makes you feel better and you can afford the cost then go for it.
I am still interested to see if ANYONE has even heard of an LT being ripped??

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