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buried in your pocket, not effective. Also not effective

from underground garages. Some are advertised as

1 mile but that is straight line, no

obstruction. For our testing and use,

we found the feature ineffective.

Having said that, we have heard

some people like it. But again, to us,

if the feature is not consistent or

100% dependable, its a wash. We

are more interested in products and

features that are straightforward and



One thing we have to be upfront

about with all these alarms and this

is understated in any of the setups, that is, it is crucial

where the sensors are placed. Case in point: If you

put the shock sensor in an inner basket in the tail

section, the shock sensor will not be as sensitive as if

you put it right on to the inner wall of an outside

component like fairing etc. Likewise with a perimeter

antenna, make sure you do some testing on the

placement to get the maximum

benefit to your liking.

The problem with the multitude of

no-name alarms you see on eBay

is they are all a little bit different,

crazy suspicious low prices and

free delivery. Like many people,

they take the gamble. But after

reading this article hopefully you

will save the money, time and

dicking around and look up the

ladder for something a bit more

serious, a bit more reliable. But if

you want to gamble, these things go for $15-75. We

did install and try a few out and all 3 worked, but you

really had to poke hard at the bike to get the alarm to

go off. One unit was the opposite, alarm kept going

off randomly for no reason... no wind, nothing to


Shock & Tilt plus Pager on the 9100

If you only want Shock and Tilt, save your self some

money and buy the 9000. If you want pager, the

9100. Gorilla only provides shock and tilt, It does not

make a perimeter alarm and does not have a GPS

component. So its a good basic

motorcycle alarm, with the absolute

easiest install of ANY alarm.

Having said that, in all the set ups we

tried on sensitivity, we could not get

the shock sensitivity dialed up to

where we wanted it. We tried

everything and in fact had Gorilla

send a new shock sensor, but that

worked exactly the same. to get the

Gorilla alarm to work on our tests you

had to hit the bike hard, get on it and

bounce it around. The tilt feature

worked better. We tried moving the

shock sensor to various positions and in horizontal

and vertical, but it did not make a difference. Our

phone calls to Gorilla did not help. They would only

tell us to send it in for testing. But they did send a

new unit out to us, but as stated, worked the same.

There is no wiring into your system at all, just

connect to the battery and find a place to attach

sensor and/or pager antenna.

Available at motorcycle dealers and

distributors everywhere.

Availability: Full services from Gorilla

Alarm, Los Angeles California.

Shock, Tilt and Perimeter

The Spy 5000M is made in China

(what isn’t) and available mostly

through eBay. However, this is an

upscale motorcycle alarm. The thing

one has to be careful with is when

ordering. Some Spy 5000M units come with the

perimeter component and some don’t, so be sure

that if ordering, it clearly indicates perimeter

component included if that is what you want.

The Spy 5000M is a dependable and consistent unit

from our tests and tests that we have seen in other

articles. Everything works quite well.

This alarm has a wide range of features including: