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When i get the 250r i plan on getting the scorpion alarm system but it supposedly doesnt support the 2008 ones.. is there anyway to go around it or no? is it even a good alarm system?
 

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Bikes and alarm systems.... the best type to have is the one that has the little motion sensor... that way it beeps you when someone sits on it, or knocks it over... if you get the one that has those darn pads.... you are gonna have A LOT of false alarms.
 

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Very true... If you live in an apartment complex or something, you might wanna invest in some sort of storage rather than an alarm.
 

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I live in a home but i o to school so i want some protection. I heard the scorpion one is about 300 dollars but they have motion, and a radius sensor so if someone gets too close to the bike it beeps and i would have a beeper thing where it tells me when e alarms going off but the only problem is that i dont know if it is capable with the 2008 250r's because the alarm system is only compatable with the 02's but not any other gens.. why?
 

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That doesnt make much sense becuase the model did not change from the 90's till the 2008 model.... this on is beyond me.
 

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i have an alarm system on my bike made by Thor, very simple system, easy to instal your self has:shock sensor so if you touch it it blares, makes lights flash and stuff, very very loud siren, can be tied into ignition to lock the engine if someone starts it with the alarm armed, has remote start. i bought it off ebay for 35 dollars. and it works fine for me. and yeah you will have false alarms. mine goes off a couple times a day as a result of the neighbors bumping into it. although i probably could move the bike away from the walk way right?
 

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I have the full Scorpion system on my ZX-6R. I rather like it, and it was pretty straightforward to install.

The 2008 250R is all new so you need to give them a little time to come up with a bike specific kit.
 

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So do you think i should get the bike when they come out with it or should i just get the bike thn get it? because i dont want it to get stolen the day i get it...
 

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Like stated before... the alarm system is not going to keep them from getting it... buy a Lo-Jak... better investment in my opinion.
 

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All alarm systems are is a deterrent, which is good. Buy a wheel lock until something comes out that works with the bike.

My bike is a bit heavier, my opinion - if 3-4 people want to lift my bike into the back of a truck, I am not sure I would try to stop em. Well I would, but pretty sure I couldn't.
 

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All alarm systems are is a deterrent, which is good. Buy a wheel lock until something comes out that works with the bike.

My bike is a bit heavier, my opinion - if 3-4 people want to lift my bike into the back of a truck, I am not sure I would try to stop em. Well I would, but pretty sure I couldn't.
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No, not lol. This kind of thing does happen. If you want the alarm and they're going to offer you a deal with it already on the bike, then get it. If you want to install it, wait until there's a specific kit that is plug and play and get it then. If you want antitheft, get a huge chain and a cement anchor and chain your bike through the frame to the ground.

The real jist of this thread is, if someone really wants your bike, they're going to get it. That's why there's insurance.

Where the heck do you live that you're this worried about your bike walking off, NYC?
 

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I live in NJ but NY is not even 20 minutes away from where i live, i just want to be safe ya know? they install antitheft systems at the dealership? Moneyisnt a problem, ill spend whatever it takes to give the bike the best protection=/ it would defenitly be best if i just kept it in my garage when im not using it right?
 

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well if money is not an object LoJack would be the way to go. other than that you might wanna add cheap alarm to be an audible deterrent I think buying one with a starter interrupt is a waste of time because someone is not going to sit there and HOTWIRE it most likely it will get carried into van and driven away.
My brother had this happen to his bike when he lived in redondo beach, cali. he was in a bar shooting pool came out at closing and his bike was gone.
 

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Folks, I hate to say this, but be it car, truck, motorcycle, atv or rv, if a thief is skilled enough, desperate enough, what ever, they WILL get your "thing" if they want it bad enough.

I was a for many years car eclectronics installer (including alarms) and trust me when I say this, alarms are mostly ignored anymore and a poorly installed alarm is extremely easy to by-pass.

Proximity (radius) sensors are only so good, but remember, it puts an invisible "bubble" around it, so what happens when that neighborhood stray cat gets too close? Motion sensors are a joke, setting them properly is near impossible. You set them on a flat level surface and park anywhere not level and they are off. You set them too sensitive and fart near it, they go off, you set it "higher" and they may not work when you want them too.

Now, on the flip side, they do help with insurance rates if professionally installed and they do provide the owner a little piece of mind, but even the absolute most expensive and "best" alarm WILL NOT stop some one truly desperate.
 

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That doesnt make much sense becuase the model did not change from the 90's till the 2008 model.... this on is beyond me.
Not quite true. There are 2 distinct submodels with some electrical differences. Year brackets for what he's talking about sound right
 
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