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OK so I've owned a few bikes (mainly sports bikes). They have handle bar locks so security alarms were an after thought. Now since I have this Magnum I want one bad. Especially since I'm placing so much money into the audio and performance of the bike. What's everyone's take on a good alarm system and why?
 

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I had a Digital Guard dawg on my last XC and it was nice. Unless I was within 5-10 feet of it I could not start it. The keys feature was great and I was also able to remove the ignition switch. So bypassing the system requires a bit of work to get to run if you were to try to steal it. So I felt it was pretty secure and easy to use.
 

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Good insurance with top of the limits coverage. Alarms are nice but if someone wants your bike they will get it. The good side of owning a Victory is that they have a crappy resale value and most people either don't care or even know what a Victory is so they are on the bottom of most thieves hit list.
 

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I wonder if there is a difference between regions of the world in the presence or absence of steering locks. In N. America, the XCT does not have stock steering locks. However, it has a place where one would go. A round hole in the steering head where a soft rubber insert is placed. I have been told that laws in some areas outside of N. America mandate the presence of a steering lock so these were installed on bikes destined for these regions. The Magnum is a modified XC so I would expect it to be the same as the XCT on this issue.
On the other hand, maybe the Magnum is different. Anyone else know anything about this?
 

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my 2010 Vegas has holes for a padlock on lower triple tree to frame, havent checked the 2010 XC.
Bike thieves go for Harleys, not Victorys.
Both mine are fully insured though I have to own it for a year before I can insure for agreed value which will be more than what I paid.
I carry a cable lock if I do have to park out of my sight in a dodgy place but.
 

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I have the Victory (Scorpio) keyless ignition/alarm system on my CCT. I absolutely love it as a keyless ignition. The alarm function, IMHO, is just extra icing on the cake.
 

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my 2010 Vegas has holes for a padlock on lower triple tree to frame, havent checked the 2010 XC.
Just turn your bars full-lock left MBX. You should see the steering lock on the rear side and roughly in the centre of the top triple clamp. It's keyed alike with the ignition key.

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The steering lock is not on the USA bikes and maybe not the Canadian but it is on the European and Aussie bikes.
 

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The steering lock is not on the USA bikes and maybe not the Canadian but it is on the European and Aussie bikes.
That's certainly something I wasn't aware of - thanks TNXR!
 

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Just turn your bars full-lock left MBX. You should see the steering lock on the rear side and roughly in the centre of the top triple clamp. It's keyed alike with the ignition key.

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Nope..just had a look and not on my 4/10 model
 

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My buddy with a 2016 Cross Country, Havasu Red, also has a factory keyed steering stem installed. Both of our bikes were bought in Missouri. When I was looking at bikes to buy years ago, ~2013, it looked to me that only the 8 Ball versions of the XC didn’t get a stem lock installed...


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I have the Victory (Scorpio) keyless ignition/alarm system on my CCT. I absolutely love it as a keyless ignition. The alarm function, IMHO, is just extra icing on the cake.
My feelings about it exactly! It is extremely convenient not having to deal with the key.
 

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This works and is loud. Should keep the chicks from copping a feel while you are gone.
 
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