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I have Geico insurance here in New York and today I received an offer from them as they have teamed with LoJack. Seems they will install their unit on the bike as they claim a motorcycle is stolen every 8 minutes here in the U.S.A.
Does anyone have the LoJack unit or would anyone consider this? Just curious.

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yea the salesman threw in the lo jack for free. I live 5 minutes from Seaside NJ and my buddy's bike got stolen from there last summer. The cops had ii in an hour all in 1 piece. I would have gotten it even if i was paying for it.
 

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I couldnt get it thrown in for free, my insurance will cover the bike but i would have liked to have lojack. they tried charging just over a grand for it down here. I dont get whats so secretive and exclusive about it though
 

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Same here. My dealer offered it to me for an additional $1200.00. I had to pass because my available finances were limited at the time. I would like to have one though. Maybe I'll spring for it when I have more money....and when I'm done spending on aftermarket accessories.
 

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I know there used to be an alternative to lojack on cars that was based out of europe, it offered realtime tracking through GPS and i think 3g that you could pull up on your computer. If i recall correctly cost was about 1/2 as much with like a 10$ monthly to use the 3g but i remember seeing it at SEMA back like 2 years ago
 

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That's some good information guys. I am going to look into the LoJack this week and see what i can get through Geico. If it's around $20 per month it might sound attractive. The more modifications we put on our bikes, the less money we get in return GOD forbid it is stolen. Full insurance covers the bike but those extra $$$ on the various upgrades are gone. Might be worth looking into.

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not sure if it was lojack, but the dealer tried to sell me something like that when i bought the bike. he said it was like onstar for bikes... if you are riding out somewheres all along, and you lay it down that the device would gps the ems to you... if so thats well worth it... but i declined it at the time cuz i was short on funds... but sounds perty kawl!
 

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That's some good information guys. I am going to look into the LoJack this week and see what i can get through Geico. If it's around $20 per month it might sound attractive. The more modifications we put on our bikes, the less money we get in return GOD forbid it is stolen. Full insurance covers the bike but those extra $$$ on the various upgrades are gone. Might be worth looking into.

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Larry, my insurance covers up to 3K in addon parts, which was a clause I had to add and which was pretty cheap, although I don't remember exactly how much atm. You might check into this if you haven't asked your insurance guy if it's available on your policy and for how much.
 

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Larry, my insurance covers up to 3K in addon parts, which was a clause I had to add and which was pretty cheap, although I don't remember exactly how much atm. You might check into this if you haven't asked your insurance guy if it's available on your policy and for how much.

I called my insurance agent when I started dumping money into my bike. They told me to just keep documentation on what I have in the bike and I would be fine. I specifically told them what I was spending on the Sumo Kit, wheels and they said just keep good records.
 

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I called my insurance agent when I started dumping money into my bike. They told me to just keep documentation on what I have in the bike and I would be fine. I specifically told them what I was spending on the Sumo Kit, wheels and they said just keep good records.
I called my agent as well. Geico covers up to $2000 in extra custom accessories. Progressive has an ad that states they cover up to $3000. After that, the documentation is nice BUT if you asked them if you were getting back $$ for the extras which in some of our cases can exceed 5-6 K after they pay off the bike .......... uhhhh Fuhgettaboutit!!

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There are numerous aftermarket traking units for cars and motorcycles. Most use GPS technology and have a monthly fee. Most also allow yo to go to their web site and view the location on a map. Some will email or text you the GPS coordinates. Just put GPS Tracking into your web search engine. The down side to most tracking units that rely on GPS is that they don't work underground or inside a metal container (the units must be able to receive the GPS signal.

As Senor Gar stated, one of the biggest drawbacks of Lojack is its initial cost. It is also registered to the VIN which is why it cannot be switched to a new bike. The best thing is a good alarm and a .45.
 

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There are numerous aftermarket traking units for cars and motorcycles. Most use GPS technology and have a monthly fee. Most also allow yo to go to their web site and view the location on a map. Some will email or text you the GPS coordinates. Just put GPS Tracking into your web search engine. The down side to most tracking units that rely on GPS is that they don't work underground or inside a metal container (the units must be able to receive the GPS signal.

As Senor Gar stated, one of the biggest drawbacks of Lojack is its initial cost. It is also registered to the VIN which is why it cannot be switched to a new bike. The best thing is a good alarm and a .45.
Colt .45 ....what good would being drunk while your alarm is going off do? I use the tree locks, a Xena disk lock with built in alarm, Bike rolled to where there is only a touch of play between the disk and the caliper and left in gear.
 

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Colt .45 ....what good would being drunk while your alarm is going off do? I use the tree locks, a Xena disk lock with built in alarm, Bike rolled to where there is only a touch of play between the disk and the caliper and left in gear.
I don't drink, so "drunk" is not an issue. Besides, it's harder to shoot straight(let alone drive straight) when you are drunk.
 

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I have Geico insurance here in New York and today I received an offer from them as they have teamed with LoJack. Seems they will install their unit on the bike as they claim a motorcycle is stolen every 8 minutes here in the U.S.A.
Does anyone have the LoJack unit or would anyone consider this? Just curious.

Thanks ;)
Larry
Larry... I got it when I bought the bike... you know the whole living in northern Mexico thing (about three miles from the border)... It would take nothing for someone to grap it and dash over the line.
I must say that I like it alot... if I ride without the early warning key tag I can only get about two miles down the road before my phone starts going nuts with a phone call and emails to two different accounts. IMO, a must have for peace of mind.
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