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REmove belt , fuel shut off, remove plugs, my personnel fav. is taking gas line off lol. 1 of my friends do it
 

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Why's that??? :unsure:
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What is being done, is a "spotter" observes a USA origined GM vehicle (usually hauling a 4 place enclosed) heading to a popular hotel. The spotter contacts the hotel's "inside" stooge, who then copy's the GM vehicle's VIN #. With any GM VIN #, and if you know exactly WHO within GM corp to call (or you have a GM dealer in your "back pocket"), you can get a 6 digit key code that corresponds to that specific VIN, then if you have the correct key cutter, you can cut a fresh key, and just drive off. As I have said before, sled thefts in Canada are EXTREMELY well organized.
 

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What is being done, is a "spotter" observes a USA origined GM vehicle (usually hauling a 4 place enclosed) heading to a popular hotel. The spotter contacts the hotel's "inside" stooge, who then copy's the GM vehicle's VIN #. With any GM VIN #, and if you know exactly WHO within GM corp to call (or you have a GM dealer in your "back pocket"), you can get a 6 digit key code that corresponds to that specific VIN, then if you have the correct key cutter, you can cut a fresh key, and just drive off. As I have said before, sled thefts in Canada are EXTREMELY well organized.
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Wow! :dazed:

Good advice then I'd say....thanks for the heads up on that one.... :thumbsup:

Just can't trust too many people these days, can we? :bash:
 

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If you don't want anything stolen, don't advertise that you have anything to steal! A wealthy friend of mine drove an '89 escort. Everyone razzed him and said why don't you drive your porsche? He said "I can park this behind the bar and leave my breifcase in it and noone will touch it" Makes sense don't it? If you park your car in the city with a fancy stereo in it and lock the doors they will just break the window! Everybody wants to flaunt their good fortune and then cry when they lose it! Use your head more than your money and you will have less trouble!
 

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What is being done, is a "spotter" observes a USA origined GM vehicle (usually hauling a 4 place enclosed) heading to a popular hotel. The spotter contacts the hotel's "inside" stooge, who then copy's the GM vehicle's VIN #. With any GM VIN #, and if you know exactly WHO within GM corp to call (or you have a GM dealer in your "back pocket"), you can get a 6 digit key code that corresponds to that specific VIN, then if you have the correct key cutter, you can cut a fresh key, and just drive off. As I have said before, sled thefts in Canada are EXTREMELY well organized.
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You've got to be kidding me. I think you've been watching too many movies.


Again, most of the suggestions seem like such over kill. I can't imagine pulling up to a restaurant, popping the hood and changing out the plugs for broken ones, pulling the belt and the spare, unpluging the ignition, and ensuring that my sled is surrounded by others (which seems to be the best method of the bunch). I usually just pull up to the bar, I usually take my key out, and try not to forget my wallet in the windshield bag.
 

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Nothing newer than an '88 :D

TTT... Let's get serious here... I almost bought a Masterlock mechanism with a decent size cable on it... They were cheap enough, If I had the $ for a pair of bolt cutters, I would've gotten a spare lock along with the cutters and found out how good they were...
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Bolt cutters will probably go through any lock. There's a few problems with using bolt cutters for theft, however:

You need them really sharp to cut through cable. Sharper than needed for solid steel. I've never tested that, however. And they do have cable locks that have an integrated vending machine style lock....it's basically impossible to pick, and there's no solid steel to cut through. Nobody will pick a lock to steal it, regardless. By the way, a local walmart had to use bolt cutters on a lock cable to get me a bicycle a few years ago. Someone went home with the keys in their pocket apparently...

Are you really going to be sneaking around with bolt cutters? They're pretty big, I wouldn't be sneaking around with them in a populated area. You could easily get away with it where I live, though. I've had my garage broken into a few times, and in both cases the thieves managed to load up thousands of dollars worth of equipment and/or car parts. The first time, they kicked the door in. The second time they were complete morons and had no clue what they were doing, and pried the door latch with a screwdriver. It doesn't take much to assume that the second group wouldn't know how to cut a lock off.

Also, if you're going to keep bolt cutters around. and use padlocks, maybe you should lock the bolt cutters up. It'd be awfully convenient for someone to use your bolt cutters on your locks...


You can pretty much disable the sled by taking the belt off it and carrying it with you. It's not all that likely that a thief would have the correct belt to drive off with it, though they could still load it into/onto something to take it...but sleds are pretty heavy, or atleast they were last week. My dad used to do this with our minibikes when I was about this tall __.
 

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If we are talking in a parking lot setting I'd say anything visable would make them pass over your sled for an easier target. Unless you are riding a Blade, there's probably another one of your same sled sitting around there that would look easier to steal.

....and yeah....I park in the middle too
 

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I think the best thing to have is a pager/alarm system and catch the theives in action. They must still have them on the market someplace and they"re easy to install and can be installed almost on anything.
 

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you could also take your plugs out over night.................just dont leave a spare next to it :sarcasm:[/b]
Also pound down the electrodes on a couple old plugs and put those in so some smart a$$ doesn't see the plugs missing and put some crap down the holes.

A hidden fuel shut off is handy too. :D
 

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whats the est way to keep them from getting stolen out of your garage?


need help my neighboor hood is real bad just last week my neighboors 4 wheeler got stolen out of his shed
and my house has been broken into
my other neighboors house has been broken into twice

need them tips
 

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My sled is a 2002 Arctic Cat. The "pull the wires and she fires" factor applies to mine.
All someone has to do to get the sled running is disconnect the wires from the terminals on the back of the ignition hardware. I found this out when I noticed my key was not in the run position. So, I called up my mechanic and he explained this to me.
Therefore, don't for a second, think that keeping your key with you is enough.
Anyone know how common this scenario is (what year range and manufacturers)?
 

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You've got to be kidding me. I think you've been watching too many movies.
Again, most of the suggestions seem like such over kill. I can't imagine pulling up to a restaurant, popping the hood and changing out the plugs for broken ones, pulling the belt and the spare, unpluging the ignition, and ensuring that my sled is surrounded by others (which seems to be the best method of the bunch). I usually just pull up to the bar, I usually take my key out, and try not to forget my wallet in the windshield bag.[/b]
Not a good idea. Next time you're at your machine, lift the hood, unplug your ignition, close the hood. Don't insert key. Pull over by hand, it should start. As far as I know, all Polaris snowmobiles will do this. Learned the hard way, lol. For some reason when my sled was built, they forgot to hook up the ignition. Apparently I only use the kill switch. But had that failed, I'd have no way to shut it off in an emergency. Found out when my uncle wanted to test drive my sled, climbed on it, pulled it over, THEN I noticed he forgot to turn it on. I hauled the key out, and showed him that he forgot to turn it on. Very, very, funny way of finding out how the ignition works on a Polaris. Apparently the key is only good if you have a battery and wish to use your display without starting your engine, or wish to use electric start. If your sled was out of your view, someone could casually walk over as if it were theirs, lift the hood as if they were checking their own machine out, unplug the ignition without anyone noticing, close the hood, haul it over, and drive off. Unless someone saw and knew it was your sled, anyone else probably wouldn't be paying attention and would assume that the person was driving away on their own sled. (Also note, with the ignition hooked up, if the key is in the off position your machine won't run.)

However, you'd be stupid to make it look like you took steps if you were just visiting a restaurant, as the longer you're tinkering with your own machine, the quicker someone is going to catch on to what you are doing.

I would like to have a way of locking the hood so nobody could open it. That would be better than any security measure anyone has, and you wouldn't even need to use the lock unless you had to add oil or check 'er over. It would also prevent anyone from being able to unplug your ignition. A cheap and effective $5 fix.
 

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my boyfriends 1993 Mach1 has a modified car alarm/starter that can shut down the sled from a mile away also can start it to. only problem is that damn alarm when i forget to deactivate the sled's alarm. get a lot of dirty looks! :tongue:
 

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my boyfriends 1993 Mach1 has a modified car alarm/starter that can shut down the sled from a mile away also can start it to. only problem is that damn alarm when i forget to deactivate the sled's alarm. get a lot of dirty looks! :tongue:[/b]
It still doesn't fix the problem of someone taking the sled in the back of a truck/trailor without starting it. But it's a lot better than my security! lol.
 

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I just bought a keypad system that goes on any TPS equipped Polaris Edge, When activated it wont allow the motor to rev higher then 2000RPM means the clutch wont engage so if they want it they will have to drag it. So now all I do is start it up punch the combination in and go....
 

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Not a good idea. Next time you're at your machine, lift the hood, unplug your ignition, close the hood. Don't insert key. Pull over by hand, it should start. As far as I know, all Polaris snowmobiles will do this.[/b]
Went to go pick up my sled after buying it off a relitive at a sled shop. My uncle forgot to leave the key for me so all the guy did was yank the ignition and fire it up so i could still load it up and ride it until i got the key since i just drove 3 hours upnorth to pick it up. He told me on his polaris he has wired up several toggle switches in various hidden locations that must be flipped in the right order to get his to fire up. Sounds like a good idiea and a pain at the same time. I guess it just depends on where you ride and how much your sled means to you.
 
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