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bluedogok
02-18-2005, 11:19 AM
I saw this over on TriumphRAT.net (http://www.triumphrat.net/)

TriumphRAT.net
LoJack Corporation Announces Tracking and Recovery Solution for Stolen Motorcycles
DRSoCal writes: "WESTWOOD, Mass., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LoJack Corporation (Nasdaq: LOJN), the company that created and leads the global stolen vehicle recovery market, today announced LoJack For Motorcycles, a tracking and recovery solution for stolen motorcycles.

With this product introduction, LoJack translates its expertise in tracking and recovering other valuable mobile assets -- such as stolen cars, trucks, construction equipment and commercial vehicles -- to address the growing problem of motorcycle theft, which rose a full 55 percent from 2002 to 2003.*

Link: Press release from Lojack (http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/02-16-2005/0003024495&EDATE=)

10-95
02-18-2005, 11:41 AM
LoJack is da bomb. Of course you have to have something worth stealing before you get it........... :roll:

OnStar for GM vehicles is pretty good too. When my wife worked for our Dispatch she took a call where OnStar was tracking a stolen Cadillac south on SH6 after it left Dallas. They opened up the mic in the car and actually listened to the guy talking on a cell phone and tracked him with GPS. He got stopped in Navasota and they listeneed in to him being 95'd. (sorry, arrested) :dude:

Technology..........actually it's pretty scary. :eek:

Texas T
02-18-2005, 10:25 PM
LoJack is da bomb.
10-95, correct me if I'm wrong, but unless you have a Lo-Jack receiver in a helicopter that is in the area, you're not going to find a vehicle that's off the beaten track if you're looking for it with patrol cars due to it being a proximity type detection.

My understanding is that Onstar is a GPS/Satellite type system and is therefore easier to track/find.

10-95
02-19-2005, 12:08 AM
There is a handheld box that can be used in patrol cars. Never used one but they look preety simple. No helicopter needed.

Texas T
02-19-2005, 05:58 AM
There is a handheld box that can be used in patrol cars. Never used one but they look preety simple. No helicopter needed.
Yes, but according to the auto theft task force guys I've talked with, if the car is out in the boonies and the receiver unit is in a patrol car on the highway you're not going to get a signal. I don't know what the radius of the transmission is, but I get the impression it's not that big. I understand that DPS has a unit in the chopper for those cases in which they know the general area the vehicle might be in but can't get to it due to access issues.

Texas T
10-31-2005, 06:16 PM
I followed up with LoJack about the availability of the service and they told me they'd contact me when it was available. They called today and then sent me an email with the dealers around the state. I don't know how well this will format once I copy and paste, but here goes...

Thank you for your interest in LoJack for Motorcycles! We are as excited as you about our new product. LoJack is currently partnering with dealers in your state to sell and install LoJack for Motorcycles.

Listed below is the contact information of our current dealers in your state. Please feel free to contact them regarding LoJack for Motorcycle or you can visit us on the web at: http://www.lojack.com/find-a-dealer/motorcycle_index.cfm to locate a dealer in another state


Again thank you for your interest and contact me if you have any questions.



Thanks,

Tim





Dealership Name
Address
City
State
Zip
Phone #
Website
Models Sold

Al Lamb's Honda
9205 LBJ FWY
Dallas
TX
75243
972-238-7148
www.allambsdallashonda.com
Honda

BMW Motorcycles of N. Houston
26620 I-45 N.
The Woodlands
TX
77380
866-791-2691
http://www.bmwmch.com/
BMW

Cycle Center of Denton
516 South I-35E
Denton
TX
76205
940-383-1012
www.cyclecenterofdenton.com
Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki

Fort Worth Harley Davidson
3025 W. Loop 820 South
Fort Worth
TX
76116
817-267-2646
http://www.fortworthharley.com/
Harley Davidson

Grapevine Kawasaki / Polaris
721 W. State HWY 114
Grapevine
TX
76051
817-481-2500
http://www.grapevinekawasaki.com/
Kawasaki

Yamaha, Suzuki, & BMW
1505 W. Hurst
Hurst
TX
76053
817-285-9999
http://www.yamahasuzukioftexas.com/yamahasuzukioftexas/
Yamaha, Suzuki, BMW

I-35 Yamaha
1452 N. Interstate
Lancaster
TX
75134
972-224-8400



Yamaha, Suzuki, West
3052 Altimire Dr.
Fort Worth
TX
76116
817-277-8881
http://www.yamahasuzukiwest.com/yamahasuzukiwest/
Yamaha, Suzuki

Plano Honda
202 W. Parker rd.
Plano
TX
75075
972-422-4703
www.planohonda.com
Honda

Stubbs Cycles
4400 Telephone Rd.
Houston
TX
77087
713-644-7535
http://www.stubbscycles.com/
Harley Davidson, Honda, Suzuki

Stubbs Cycles Southwest
8200 Southwest Freeway
Houston
TX
77074
713-772-7771
http://www.stubbscycles.com/
Harley Davidson, Honda, Suzuki

Texas Harley Davidson
1839 Airport Frwy
Bedford
TX
76021
817-267-2646
www.texasharley.com

hardybaker
10-31-2005, 08:05 PM
Why not just buy a BMW and you can leave the keys in it. Nobody wants a Beemer, but us Beemer owners, and we buy ours.HB

Tourmeister
10-31-2005, 08:26 PM
:rofl

Or scratch your bike up like mine so no one will think it is worth stealing :-P

hardybaker
10-31-2005, 08:43 PM
Scott, When I bought my 03 GS Adventure , last year from a guy in Idaho, he said it had only been upside down once. He told me about the scratches etc,,, no problem. He sent me numerous picture of the bike showing the condition,,,, ok. So I drove something like thirteen hundred miles to pick it up and when I saw it, what a shock. In the pics, the bike was clean, but lordy, lordy, that was the dirtiest bike I ever laid my eyes on. How anybody could do that to a "buyer", I'll never know. Yes, I bought it and after a trip to the car wash and about ten bucks and five cans of spray gunk, the love affair was started. Can't imagine being without a GS.HB

igo-wfo
11-01-2005, 08:08 PM
Lojack. iz cool.
I was at home listening to my scanner a couple years ago to the local PD when one of the cars got a signal and they started chasing it through town.

Turns out it was some sort of training vehicle that was passing through from another city on it's way somewhere and they didn't shut it off or notify our PD they would be coming though our city with it.
It was funny listening to the guys trying to figure out what was going on and why they didn't have any info on the "stolen" car.

I do know that when you get it installed, they will not allow you to watch where/ how the unit is mounted on the vehicle.

Texas T
11-06-2005, 04:59 PM
I do know that when you get it installed, they will not allow you to watch where/ how the unit is mounted on the vehicle. Which is silly since most riders that do their own work will just go home and find the box anyhow.

Sleepy Weasel
11-15-2005, 11:17 AM
Maybe they mount it inside the muffler, and the whole exhaust system becomes a big antenna.
:-D