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Old October 11th, 2010, 10:08 AM
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Quote: Originally Posted by RZRfla View Post
.....I like the GPS Tracking capabilities....
many other ways to use each of these services above.

keeping the thread positive:

no sir, aint got all the answers, but what i see various insurance companies are doing to take/ get business justifies in some cases.

another insurance discount is use of reflective films on fleet vehicles. on my website is a gallery of just reflective fleet work. the trades want it.
they claim to get discounts for their visibility with workers, reduction of accidents. coming and going early and late, particularly in these fall winter shorter days. you may save your worker from getting t-boned in an intersection at 6am.
they say they get a discount anyway

keeping to the thread......and what common thief carries around a tracking map? not being a wise guy here.
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Old October 11th, 2010, 10:18 AM
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Re: Keep your ride safe overnight

Really depends on the theif.. They don't need a tracking map.. Just 10mins with your RZR. In my mind there is only a couple places to hide any kind of tracking.. Either under the center console or under the dash. The Console would me a little more secure, but would also be down lower in the elements.. Console can be removed in about 2 mins with a drill though. If some meth head down the road steals your RZR for cash. Then a tracking device will probably work. If its a full time theif or someone who just knows much about a RZR they will probably find the device pretty easy.. Its not like a car where there are lots of hard to get to places.. You can strip a RZR down to nothing in 30 mins.. Could strip it down good enough to find a tracking device in about 10 mins... Atleast IMO
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Old October 11th, 2010, 10:34 AM
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well aware...another good point.....about to leave on vacation, and have thought about it some. even printed out a few polaris places along the route including the guy outside valley of fire, st george. if mine needs any work or god forbid disappears, no worries, pull in get it fixed or get another, and keep driving.
most of the printing was to stop and see what they had inside or out back, extra cool stuff i might want , they are tired of. im new at this. am i doing it wrong? its vacation.
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Old October 11th, 2010, 11:58 AM
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Re: Keep your ride safe overnight

Bought a Pro-Locker and mounted it on the flatbed trailer. I lock the front wheel into it and it's a pretty good deterent. I'm sure that if someone wanted it badly enough they'd figure out a way to get it, but it'll take them a great deal of work to git-r-done. By the time they figured it out they'd probably have a bullet hole or two in them.
A friend of mine hauling his Harleys in an enclosed trailer had the trailer and the bikes stolen off the back of his rig. There is no sure fire way to protect them. Just buy some good insurance.
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Old October 11th, 2010, 12:21 PM
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Just buy some good insurance.
indeed - just for fun call around for insurance in Clark Co., NV on a 65' truck - not length, bucket ht.

amazes me how landscapers around Vegas have 5 sided trailer cages!, and while on a job site! but around peoria they leave 2 X-Marks and 5 Stihl tools sitting on an open flatbed.
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I have a very large German Shepard who thinks my Razor is his bed.
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All these suggested locks and alarms will deter somewhat though.
Right....And if they like your truck, they'll just take the whole damn thing, trailer and sweet RZR. That's the real worry. It's probably easier for a real thief to just take the whole package.

I like the idea of the cell phone with the GPS. Don't like the idea of somebody trying to get their machine back with their loaded handgun.
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Re: Keep your ride safe overnight

Get a stainless steal braded cable thats plastic coated that locks with a key. I have one that is 1" thick and the only way you might could cut it is with a plasma torch.
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I haven't read all the way through, but just a reminder..this is a public forum...let's try not to teach any would-be RZR thieves anything. Not only that but be cautious about your personal info,how you protect your stuff..if you give out too much personal info on the net and then give details about how you secure your machine and someone wants to they can find you and take your sh!t..trust me it HAS happened..and if I know of 2 cases where guys helped thieves steal their stuff because of posts on a forum I am sure there have been many more.. Granted those guys had some highly sought after "stuff" that got taken...but hey some of the modded RZRs here might be on some thieves "have to have" list...just saying..
Don't think theives aren't looking..

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Good point HIGHOCTANE..... I have to say I posted my GPS Tracker on here but told nobody where it is. You can be crerative and even build something that blends in to put on your RZR so you can then put the GPS Tracker inside. That is what I did and it works great and you would never know its there. Here is what I installed and I almost dare someone to come take it...LOL..... ( almost )
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Good point HIGHOCTANE..... I have to say I posted my GPS Tracker on here but told nobody where it is. You can be crerative and even build something that blends in to put on your RZR so you can then put the GPS Tracker inside. That is what I did and it works great and you would never know its there. Here is what I installed and I almost dare someone to come take it...LOL..... ( almost )
.... Find It Now USA - FindItNowUSA.com ..
For common thieves,kids ect the GPS tracker will normal bring you the satisfaction of recovery. But I wouldn't let it give you a false sense of security...I prefer to deter the theft attempt over having to recover my property. Multiple devices...and honestly last on my list is a GPS tracker. Theft rings are what I would be more concerned about,they are more common than you think..I promise you there are many theives out there that could come get your RZR and the last blip on the map you would ever see was them loading it in an enclosed trailer...and the text message alerting you that it moved..it will be too late.
Also there are ways to easily find most GPS tracking devices..no matter how hard you try to hide it...let's put it this way there is a common device that will locate it for the thief...and don't think they don't have/use them...
I could go on and on about how unsecure your property is...bottom line is if someone wants it bad enough and knows what they are doing they will get it..most of the devices just keep honest people honest. Deter the theft by making it too risky or too much trouble..that and have good insurance..JMO
I kind of like my Pitbull sleeping in the Garage,bed of the truck,RZR ect..hasn't failed me yet If nothing else I can follow the blood trail..

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Quote: Originally Posted by rzr4now View Post
Good point HIGHOCTANE..... I have to say I posted my GPS Tracker on here but told nobody where it is. You can be crerative and even build something that blends in to put on your RZR so you can then put the GPS Tracker inside. That is what I did and it works great and you would never know its there. Here is what I installed and I almost dare someone to come take it...LOL..... ( almost )
.... Find It Now USA - FindItNowUSA.com ..
For common thieves,kids ect the GPS tracker will normal bring you the satisfaction of recovery. But I wouldn't let it give you a false sense of security...I prefer to deter the theft attempt over having to recover my property. Multiple devices...and honestly last on my list is a GPS tracker. Theft rings are what I would be more concerned about,they are more common than you think..I promise you there are many theives out there that could come get your RZR and the last blip on the map you would ever see was them loading it in an enclosed trailer...and the text message alerting you that it moved..it will be too late.
Also there are ways to easily find most GPS tracking devices..no matter how hard you try to hide it...let's put it this way there is a common device that will locate it for the thief...and don't think they don't have/use them...
I could go on and on about how unsecure your property is...bottom line is if someone wants it bad enough and knows what they are doing they will get it..most of the devices just keep honest people honest. Deter the theft by making it too risky or too much trouble..that and have good insurance..JMO
I kind of like my Pitbull sleeping in the RZR..hasn't failed me yet
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Nothing beats a good old steel cable with a lock that can't easily be cut. Get about 20-35ft of cable depending on what you are cabling up and where to. we have a 20ft trailer and most of the time there is 4-5 bikes on it when going out of town luckily we haven't had to lock anything up yet due to where we stay but when the day comes we have a 25ft steel cable and a lock(actually we have 2 cables and 2 locks) we run it through several parts of the machines and through the trailer as well. The trailer is locked to the vehicle as well as the ball is locked to the vehicle. We take no chances but that doesn't mean anything. If someone wants it bad enough they will get it, but they are going to HAVE to work for it in our case
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Hey 8ball...just a little FYI......I have a GPS Tracker on mine and this is what I did. I put mine in a hard plastic box and mounted it behind my ignition. Out of site and you would have to be very low and look there to even see the little box where it is. I don't see anyone realizing whats inside it. It does have 2 small wires running from it but if they clip those it has a built in back up battery so it can still be tracked and those wires are hard to see. Locks and ( or ) chains never work. Bolt cutters will take care of that in a few seconds. If that doesn't do it don't think freezing the chain and smacking it with a hammer won't do the job almost as quick.
Guess I probably shouldn't tell people where it is but you guys don't know me so...........and i also feel pretty good about ther system as it reacts quickly ...just a little FYI for those who care about protecting their RZR...I would die if they took mine even though insurance is obviously a must it will not pay for deductable and add ons, etc
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Re: Keep your ride safe overnight

Like I said it really comes down to the theif. Under the dash like you did or under the center console is really the only places to hide one. Also they probably don't work in cargo trailers.. Most theifs aren't going to run around with stolen RZR out in the open. It just seems pretty easy to me for them to stick it in a cargo trailer ride off with it and then check the machine for trackers or lojack when they can. Not knocking them.. I just think I'd save the cash for the insurance deductible.
I honestly don't worry about mine. It lives in either my garage connected to my house or a cargo trailer when we are on the road.. The only time I worry with locking it up is when we camp it sits outside the trailer.. Thats when I lock the wheel and steering wheel. Just to keep someone from pushing it away from camp.
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Lowes Bldg Materials has cables at a good price.
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