Snowmobile alarms

Snowmobile alarms

Post by Mike » Thu, 21 Jan 1999 04:00:00


After waking up at 3:30 in the morning to hear my MachZ running outside my
hotel window and seeing 3 losers frantically trying to start my MXZ, I find
myself in the market for some anti-theft equipment.  Besides chaining them
down and installing a hidden kill switch, I heard that some company makes an
alarm which will page you if someone tries to move your sled.  Does anyone
have any info on or experience with this alarm system?

Mike.

97 MachZ
98 MXZ500 - with factory anti-theft primer feature (prime it more than 3X
and you aren't going anywhere)    :-)

 
 
 

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Post by Jake Mitchel » Thu, 21 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> After waking up at 3:30 in the morning to hear my MachZ running outside my
> hotel window and seeing 3 losers frantically trying to start my MXZ, I find
> myself in the market for some anti-theft equipment.  Besides chaining them
> down and installing a hidden kill switch, I heard that some company makes an
> alarm which will page you if someone tries to move your sled.  Does anyone
> have any info on or experience with this alarm system?

> Mike.

> 97 MachZ
> 98 MXZ500 - with factory anti-theft primer feature (prime it more than 3X
> and you aren't going anywhere)    :-)

yea, i know what you mean about the mxz, i got the same sled.  
did you at least get to beat the hell out of them with a bat.

 
 
 

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Post by Tom S » Fri, 22 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Ddi they make off with your Mach?

Tom S.

Quote:

>After waking up at 3:30 in the morning to hear my MachZ running outside my
>hotel window and seeing 3 losers frantically trying to start my MXZ, I find
>myself in the market for some anti-theft equipment.  Besides chaining them
>down and installing a hidden kill switch, I heard that some company makes
an
>alarm which will page you if someone tries to move your sled.  Does anyone
>have any info on or experience with this alarm system?

>Mike.

>97 MachZ
>98 MXZ500 - with factory anti-theft primer feature (prime it more than 3X
>and you aren't going anywhere)    :-)


 
 
 

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Post by R384 » Fri, 22 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Check in the MSA publication, i was an ad
 
 
 

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Post by Mike » Fri, 22 Jan 1999 04:00:00

The guy that was on my Mach immediately tried to take off when they saw me
at the window but he hit my trailer and got hung up on the MXZ ski; I think
at that point he decided to wait until the other 2 guys had the MXZ running
so they could all take off together.  That gave me just enough time to get
outside and around the building to chase them off.  When I came around the
corner running like mad and screaming death threats they took off.
Unfortunately I wasn't well-dressed for minus 20 degree temps (t-shirt,
jogging pants and bare feet) and I was more concerned about my property so I
left the chase up to the police.  They responded immediately, followed their
tracks in the snow and caught all three a short time later.  Hopefully the
judge prosecutes to the full extent of the law.

It's getting out of hand around here - last night my friend had his Blazer
stolen out of the parking lot at his girlfriend's apartment; the thieves
used it to smash through the fence at the local Yamaha dealer and steal a
new Triton aluminum trailer, new SRX 700 and another late-model sled.  To
make matters worse, the police found his truck about an hour away,
completely burnt up, with sled tracks leaving the scene.  The trailer was
nowhere to be found.  Another local guy just had his sleds, trailer, tools
and parts stolen out of his garage in broad daylight...time to take some
drastic measures; Ontario used to be a nice place to live.

Mike.

Quote:

>Ddi they make off with your Mach?

 
 
 

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Post by Lew » Fri, 22 Jan 1999 04:00:00

A small trick with great results is pulling the spark plug wire off, ever so
slightly to disengage the plugs.

It's not a fail safe way, but after the idiots spend too much time starting
the sled or pulling on the pulley for enough of a time,
they split an get an easier sled.

Works for me

Quote:

>After waking up at 3:30 in the morning to hear my MachZ running outside my
>hotel window and seeing 3 losers frantically trying to start my MXZ, I find
>myself in the market for some anti-theft equipment.  Besides chaining them
>down and installing a hidden kill switch, I heard that some company makes
an
>alarm which will page you if someone tries to move your sled.  Does anyone
>have any info on or experience with this alarm system?

>Mike.

>97 MachZ
>98 MXZ500 - with factory anti-theft primer feature (prime it more than 3X
>and you aren't going anywhere)    :-)

 
 
 

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Post by drin.. » Sat, 23 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Mike, I'm glad to hear that they never got away with your sled(s) and

these guys have done this kind of thing before and stolen lots of sleds.  Who
knows how many people weren't as fortunate as you to scare them away before
getting their sleds.

I'd be interested in hearing what the cops charge these guys with.  I'm with
you when you said "Hopefully the judge prosecutes to the full extent of the
law."

At least your story has a happy (????) ending.  Consider yourself lucky.

..Brad



Quote:
> The guy that was on my Mach immediately tried to take off when they saw me
> at the window but he hit my trailer and got hung up on the MXZ ski; I think
> at that point he decided to wait until the other 2 guys had the MXZ running
> so they could all take off together.  That gave me just enough time to get
> outside and around the building to chase them off.  When I came around the
> corner running like mad and screaming death threats they took off.
> Unfortunately I wasn't well-dressed for minus 20 degree temps (t-shirt,
> jogging pants and bare feet) and I was more concerned about my property so I
> left the chase up to the police.  They responded immediately, followed their
> tracks in the snow and caught all three a short time later.  Hopefully the
> judge prosecutes to the full extent of the law.

> It's getting out of hand around here - last night my friend had his Blazer
> stolen out of the parking lot at his girlfriend's apartment; the thieves
> used it to smash through the fence at the local Yamaha dealer and steal a
> new Triton aluminum trailer, new SRX 700 and another late-model sled.  To
> make matters worse, the police found his truck about an hour away,
> completely burnt up, with sled tracks leaving the scene.  The trailer was
> nowhere to be found.  Another local guy just had his sleds, trailer, tools
> and parts stolen out of his garage in broad daylight...time to take some
> drastic measures; Ontario used to be a nice place to live.

> Mike.


> >Ddi they make off with your Mach?

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Post by drin.. » Sat, 23 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Mike,

If it makes you feel any better/worse, a buddy of mine had his 2 Yammies
stolen right out his driveway in the middle of the day.  That in itself isn't
anything surprising, but the surprising part is, the trailer was locked up
and the theives walked upto the door and asked the babysitter for the keys to
the lock. They simply said that they were here to pick up the trailer and
sleds.  Of course she gave them the keys and they drove away with 2 new
Yammies and a new trailer.  Pretty sad eh?

..Brad



Quote:
> The guy that was on my Mach immediately tried to take off when they saw me
> at the window but he hit my trailer and got hung up on the MXZ ski; I think
> at that point he decided to wait until the other 2 guys had the MXZ running
> so they could all take off together.  That gave me just enough time to get
> outside and around the building to chase them off.  When I came around the
> corner running like mad and screaming death threats they took off.
> Unfortunately I wasn't well-dressed for minus 20 degree temps (t-shirt,
> jogging pants and bare feet) and I was more concerned about my property so I
> left the chase up to the police.  They responded immediately, followed their
> tracks in the snow and caught all three a short time later.  Hopefully the
> judge prosecutes to the full extent of the law.

> It's getting out of hand around here - last night my friend had his Blazer
> stolen out of the parking lot at his girlfriend's apartment; the thieves
> used it to smash through the fence at the local Yamaha dealer and steal a
> new Triton aluminum trailer, new SRX 700 and another late-model sled.  To
> make matters worse, the police found his truck about an hour away,
> completely burnt up, with sled tracks leaving the scene.  The trailer was
> nowhere to be found.  Another local guy just had his sleds, trailer, tools
> and parts stolen out of his garage in broad daylight...time to take some
> drastic measures; Ontario used to be a nice place to live.

> Mike.


> >Ddi they make off with your Mach?

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Post by JustBu » Sat, 23 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Run a set of wires from the kill switch (or tether)  Install an extreme weather
toggle switch somewhere under the hood, or above the footrests.  When you stop
somewhere, and turn the switch off, make sure to fiddle around the engine
compartment in another area for a second.  In case the thief is watching, which
is usually true.. this may throw him off.

I have done this to all my sleds, and I sometimes forget to turn it back on...
after a hundred pulls and two plug changes..
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Post by at » Sat, 23 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> The guy that was on my Mach immediately tried to take off when they saw me
> at the window but he hit my trailer and got hung up on the MXZ ski; I think
> at that point he decided to wait until the other 2 guys had the MXZ running
> so they could all take off together.  That gave me just enough time to get
> outside and around the building to chase them off.  When I came around the
> corner running like mad and screaming death threats they took off.
> Unfortunately I wasn't well-dressed for minus 20 degree temps (t-shirt,
> jogging pants and bare feet) and I was more concerned about my property so I
> left the chase up to the police.  They responded immediately, followed their
> tracks in the snow and caught all three a short time later.  Hopefully the
> judge prosecutes to the full extent of the law.

Yeh right... two days of "community service", and an hour of
counseling. (community service seems to consist of refraining from
ripping off anyone else). Actually, you are lucky you did not catch
the thieves, either YOU would have been beaten to a pulp, or YOU would
have been charged with *** and battery.

Quote:
> It's getting out of hand around here - last night my friend had his Blazer
> stolen out of the parking lot at his girlfriend's apartment; the thieves
> used it to smash through the fence at the local Yamaha dealer and steal a
> new Triton aluminum trailer, new SRX 700 and another late-model sled.  To
> make matters worse, the police found his truck about an hour away,
> completely burnt up, with sled tracks leaving the scene.  The trailer was
> nowhere to be found.  Another local guy just had his sleds, trailer, tools
> and parts stolen out of his garage in broad daylight...time to take some
> drastic measures; Ontario used to be a nice place to live.

> Mike.


> >Ddi they make off with your Mach?

I left Ontario 22 years ago, and it was beginning to go down hill at
that time. I hate to think of what it is like now, but the people of
Ontario keep on electing Liberal governments, who seem to think the
crooks are just misguided people, who need a little coaching to keep
them from harming anyone. The only way to fix the problem is to elect
a government that is willing, and able, to crack down *** these
guys, and give the police the proper tools to do the job. Of course
that also means replacing most of the judges (who can, currently,
repeal any laws they don't like, and can overturn any "interference"
that they percieve that the government is imposing on them).

Just my $.03 ($.02 US)...
******************************
From the PC of Doug Bissett
doug.bissett at ibm.net

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Post by John J. Soward » Tue, 26 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> A small trick with great results is pulling the spark plug wire off, ever so
> slightly to disengage the plugs.

> It's not a fail safe way, but after the idiots spend too much time starting
> the sled or pulling on the pulley for enough of a time,
> they split an get an easier sled.

> Works for me

> >After waking up at 3:30 in the morning to hear my MachZ running outside my
> >hotel window and seeing 3 losers frantically trying to start my MXZ, I find
> >myself in the market for some anti-theft equipment.  Besides chaining them
> >down and installing a hidden kill switch, I heard that some company makes
> an
> >alarm which will page you if someone tries to move your sled.  Does anyone
> >have any info on or experience with this alarm system?

> >Mike.

> >97 MachZ
> >98 MXZ500 - with factory anti-theft primer feature (prime it more than 3X
> >and you aren't going anywhere)    :-)

I would not recommend this as two things can happen. First, if you don't
pull the wire off far enough, you will still get spark to the plug, thus
defeating your anti-theft. Second and more important, if the wire is
pulled far enough off the plug to eliminate a spark, you run the risk of
burning a coil. All that energy and no place to go usually means the
coil will find a place to arc (within it self).

Now if you used fouled plugs and installed them in place of the good

 
 
 

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Post by fsau » Fri, 05 Feb 1999 04:00:00

Hay does anyone have any info on how to make a a.c. 580 efi machine better
on fuel. I am only getting 100 miles to a tank.
 
 
 

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Post by Toddwal » Sat, 06 Feb 1999 04:00:00

100 miles is all we get as well. (empty at 100 -  10 mpg )
 
 
 

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Post by T+C » Sat, 06 Feb 1999 04:00:00

ONLY 100 miles to a tank. Get real.