Tracking device?

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Tracking device?

Post by Dazza22345 » Dec 14th, '12, 18:20

Hey everyone,
Anybody got any experience of tracking devices? How good they are, prices, best ones, insurance discounts etc.?
Was thinking about getting one for my bike just for a little extra security, as really can't afford for it to go missing!
Failing that what would be the best alarm to get?
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Re: Tracking device?

Post by scorcher » Dec 14th, '12, 19:22

Not too many places you can hide a tracking device on a bike. OK if your local constabulary are on the ball and straight on the case, but with the cutbacks I wouldn't count on it. Probably better off with an Almax Chain and something decent to chain it to. At the end of the day if they want it , they'll have it.

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Post by billinom8s » Dec 14th, '12, 19:40

Go for ground anchor, decent locks.
Alarm wise, spyball, Meta, datatool - alarms are as good as your budget really. I have no problem with either of mine.
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Post by Rsv4Col » Dec 15th, '12, 14:46

i had a trakker fitted on my Rsv but only cause the alarm gave me so much aggravation and Bridge did me a deal on alarm removal and trakker fitting.
I will never have an alarm fitted again after getting stranded at haldon cafe just before the summer rideout and for the amount of insurance discount you get they arent worth the hastle.
Never had anything fitted on my RSV4 and the insurance never asked me to get anything fitted either.
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Post by PeterHalls » Dec 27th, '12, 09:31

I bought spy-ball and never had any issues with it. Good device to rely on.

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Post by Super1ight » Jan 6th, '13, 15:14


I'm after one off these tracker thingers just so I can get insurance on my bike with all the mods declared. Anyone had issues with insurance due to declared mods??

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Post by Tomcat » Oct 18th, '18, 11:34

Old thread resurrection.

There is a relatively new product I read good reviews on and decided to try. It's called Monimoto and it's a tracker device that is designed to be hidden under the bodywork of your bike. It's small and unobtrusive, about the size of a cigar tube, and runs off Li-ion batteries that should have a life of a year under normal conditions. It needs a GSM subscription which you buy annually from Monimoto for EUR 36 or you can supply your own SIM. I think the price is quite reasonable.

The way it works is this: you get a fob about the size of a 50p with the system and it is paired to the tracker. If the tracker senses movement it checks if the fob is in range (about 25m) and if so, takes no further action. If it doesn't find the fob it makes a call to your mobile to inform you the bike has been moved then follows it at 5 minute intervals with reports of its position according to GPS. This continues until it either senses the fob, you tell it to go to sleep via the app, or the battery runs down (about a week in alarm mode). Keep the fob in your pocket not on your keys, because if your bike is stolen with the keys the tracker won't work.

Costs about £140 off ebay and having done a trial run it does what it says on the box. Very happy now I know I have a way of bringing the cops to my pride and joy if the worst does happen.

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