Gorilla Alarm with pager on a GTS
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ET4-150 GTS250ie PX200 with Cozy Sidecar
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Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:38 pm quote
I installed the Model 7017 Gorilla Alarm with Pager on my GTS. $179.00 from Scooter Works in Chicago.

It really works great but the tilt sensor is really intended for bikes that have side kick stands. The tilt sensor is a single mercury switch that is intended to be normally open when the bike is leaning on the kick stand.

I made my own tilt switch with two mercury switches mounted belly button to belly button and glued on a small piece of MDF board and angled away from each other. Now my scoot can be on the center kick stand and any movement leaning the scoot left or right (about + or - 20 deg's sets off the alarm.

There are two other sensors on the Gorilla alarm. One senses shock and the other senses any voltage change on the electrical system. Prevents from hot wiring the scoot.

The shock sensor is very sensitive. So sensitive that the mercury tilt switch sensor may not be needed. However, you can adjust the shock sensitivity with the remote pager to a lower level thus not causing the alarm to go off in a thunderstorm or loud traffic or concerts.

The electrical sensor works well too. With the alarm on, just inserting the key and turning the ignition on sets off the alarm. You have to be very careful putting the key in or the shock sensor will set off the alarm with just slight bumping of the key in the ignition switch.

The range on the pager is only about 1/8 mile with the scoot in the garage with the door down. I will range test it when it warms up some around here. (Pittsburgh, PA)

I have also installed a headlight and tail light modulator and a cigar lighter and a 3 button garage door opener.







Everything is working well.

The GTS250ie is out of sight. I have owned scoots for over 40 years... this thing is a rocket!

The GTS is no doubt the highest performance scoot I have ever owned.
Molto Verboso
'06 Vespa GTS 250 i.e., '77 Vespa P200
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Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:42 pm quote
WOW!
can i marry you!?!?! we'd have matching scooters...............
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ET4-150 GTS250ie PX200 with Cozy Sidecar
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Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:58 pm quote
Only if we can take both scoots to Italy for he summer!!!
Molto Verboso
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Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:03 pm quote
On your knee, boy, i'm THERE!!!
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Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:04 pm quote
Oh, how cute, a long distance romance! Spring is in the air!

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None! I sold it :(
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Location: Burlington NC
Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:50 am quote
Jay very sweet install! Did you do that yourself? Looks like factory work. I am way in over my head on stuff like that, very impressed, Beale.
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:58 am quote
Jay,

Looks great !! Did you tie into the power for the factory alarm behind the panel? Any pics of the electrical install?

Tom
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:52 am quote
GTS or B2 Bomber
man, that switch panel looks like the control panel of a B2 Bomber, Pretty Cool!!, what do all the switched do?, are they weatherproof?, nice work. dr
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ET4-150 GTS250ie PX200 with Cozy Sidecar
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:17 am quote
Yes, I installer all the after market stuff.

1) Turn Signal beeper with volume control (Round black thing on bottom left of the left knee panel)

2) Cigar Lighter

3) 3 toggle switch garage door remote (3 silver switches at the top)

4) 1 toggle switch for the Headlight modulator (black toggle switch)

5) Alarm LED

6) Tail light modulator (no controls for this)

The lighter and the alarm are powered directly from the battery through two mounted fuse holder located below the factory fuse block.

See photo below.



You can see the two bolts above the factory fuses that hold down the Gorilla Alarm unit.

The garage door remote switches are sealed but not really water proof. There are rubber boots you can purchase for the switches but I haven't got to that yet.

The headlight modulator switch has a rubber water proof boot installed.

The wiring from the battery to the installed fuses is 14 AWG run in a thick plastic tube to prevent chaffing in the floor tunnel. Fuses are 15 amp for the lighter and 1/2 amp for the alarm.
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:44 pm quote
Wow!! That's a nice installation. It looks....beautiful.

I can't believe with your apparent attention to detail, that you'd install that cigar lighter in upside down
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Yamaha Vstar classic 650 'Yamama' (Currently waspless but don't count me out!)
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:58 pm quote
JerryG wrote:
I can't believe with your apparent attention to detail, that you'd install that cigar lighter in upside down
He said it's a cigar lighter... cigar fumes are heavier!
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:45 pm quote
Jerry:

opps... I will get right on that upside down cigar lighter
Molto Verboso
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:29 pm quote
WOW!!! Beautifully executed!!

Where's our honeymoon again? (Strong hint - warm with snorkeling nearby works for me.......... You?)
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ET4-150 GTS250ie PX200 with Cozy Sidecar
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Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:54 am quote
Going to Jamaica on the 20 th. Will that do?
Molto Verboso
'06 Vespa GTS 250 i.e., '77 Vespa P200
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Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:19 pm quote
I knew I picked a good one this time! Jah mahn, they got scooters there? Are you having yours flown in? teaching the jamacain revolutionaries how to attach a switch button for parachute action? Hey, let's do movies together too!!!! is it hot it here, or is it just you?
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ET4-150 GTS250ie PX200 with Cozy Sidecar
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Wed Apr 12, 2006 4:36 am quote
Yoo Val, lots of scoots in Jamaica.

Land and underwater types.

Have you made your flight reservations yet?
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Wed Apr 12, 2006 4:45 am quote
WOW!! very nice
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