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post #1 of 8 Old 09-15-2009, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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A simple Bike Alarm

After reading a few threads about bikes getting ripped off, I thought I'd
post this up as a possible safe guard.
(every lil bit helps)

Here are some instructions for a simple bike alarm.
This will not stop a determined thief (but a good .45 will) but it will scare
away most of them. (if you aint there to shoot)

The mercury switch for the alarm is glued (silicone) to a piece of plastic or
something that can be moved around for adjustment.

The mercury switch must be installed with the wire connections facing the
direction the bike will be moved (away from side stand position).
As you tilt the bike up (away from side stand), the mercury will move to the
other end of the switch, touching the two wire connections, causing the
alarm to sound.
When the bike is moved to rest position (back onto the side stand), the mercury
moves away from the contacts and breaks the connection, which cuts off the
alarm.

If you want to have the alarm sound a bit longer, replace the mercury switch
with a shock or spring loaded type switch.

With this kind of switch, vibrations/movement of the bike will cause a spring
loaded contact to move inside the switch, make contact, and will sound the
alarm until the vibrations/movement goes away.
(This might give you a few more seconds alarm)

Here is a quick paint image to help out...



If you wire the alarm to the bike battery, I would suggest using an in-line fuse.
The push/pull, on/off switch cuts the power completely off to the alarm and
needs to be wired in a spot that is easy to get to, but out of sight from thieves.

The push/pull, on/off switch could be substituted for a keyed switch too.
(if you want to keep up wit more keys)

Good luck.






Oh...
Please move to "How-To" forum.


Remember...
street lights timed for 35 mph
are also timed for 70 mph.


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post #2 of 8 Old 09-15-2009, 12:10 PM
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Where does one purchase a murcury switch? Can you pick it up at your local Radio Shack?

Setp one: Obtain 5-8 squares of clean, dry toilet paper.
Setp two: some prefer to neatly fold while others prefer the "wad" technique, but you need to condense the squares into a thicker unit of TP.

...do I really need to continue?
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Yeah.
You can get everything there.
This aint a bad place either.
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=060-275
(or if you have an old thermostat laying around lol)
ebay also.
Also a magnetic reed switch would work.


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Wow. You're just FULL of useful information and brilliant ideas today. Keep it up!

Setp one: Obtain 5-8 squares of clean, dry toilet paper.
Setp two: some prefer to neatly fold while others prefer the "wad" technique, but you need to condense the squares into a thicker unit of TP.

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Dude! Way to go! I've got some horns & thermostats laying around....

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After readin' about these thefts n close calls, kinda got me a little worried bout my future bike. I'm definitely gunna give this a try on the new bike, great post man!
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Great idea, just trying to think where a good place would be to put the switch. The other benefit of this system is that should be an "open" circuit till the bike is actually tilted so you won't drain your battery at all by leaving it on.

My biggest plus about it.
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