Hi all ,
Three of us installed Gorilla Alarms last night. It was kind of fun just getting to know the bike a bit better by taking things off it and getting a little closer to the guts of the machine. We all basically chose Gorilla because it is a cheap fairly good deterrent system.
Cost = $125 at cost so dirt cheap. Relatively simple to install , cheaper insurance (best reason to install it), sound deterrent if the shock, current or tilt sensors are tripped and of course a pretty blinking light.
It took us about 1.5 hours to install on each bike instead of 20 minutes in the flyer because you want to properly mount the system and route the wires away from hot zones. Not sure how it would take 20 minutes (as per the guide ) ... maybe if you stuck the unit on the outside and wrapped the LED around the handlebars? The tilt sensor is kind of a joke ... you have to pretty much tilt the bike upside down and start shaking it for the thing to go off. Also there is no imobilizer, pager or GPS.
We installed on a 2004 Yamaha FZ1, a 2000 Suzuki SV650S and a 2002 Kawasaki ZZR 250 Ninja. We didn't have any problems with any of the bikes. I chose to install the LED under the windshield on my SV so you can see it from the reflection behind and from the front ... the other two installed on the side of the fairing.
Overall the alarms seem to work well for current and shock. Might have problems if you have an aftermarket clock attached to the battery of something like that but otherwise I would highly recommend the system. the shock sensor can be set so it is really sensitive.
Anyone have any good tips for making the tilt sensor work?