GPS Trackers

  • TJU
    TJU
    1 month
    Gidday one and all ... has anyone on this site had any experience with GPS Tracker devices ... I believe there is one with a small picture of a motorbike on it, not sure if that one is the best for bike riders or not, I would imagine there are a few different types on the market.

    Curious to hear how easy they are to hide and still work properly and what type of range they have and so on, do they help with insurance companies and how accurate are they.

    Reason for the inquiry apart from being able to track my vehicle is that I am putting one of the beasts up for sale soon ... {the 1999 Softail Springer, heavily customised, quite a few pics in my files section} ... and I am a rather paranoid person, so when someone ask to take it for a test ride then I would feel a little more confident that if they did a runner , I could then hopefully be able to track them down.

    Just in saying that what is the general feeling from the members here when it comes to test rides ... for me I wouldn`t buy a bike or car if I couldn`t test ride / drive it ... but then I am as honest as the day is long.

    Anyhow thanks for reading if you do ... Cheers from Tim.
  • blueystar
    blueystar
    1 month
    Quoting TJU on 13 Jun 2024 07:26 AM

    Gidday one and all ... has anyone on this site had any experience with GPS Tracker devices ... I believe there is one with a small picture of a motorbike on it, not sure if that one is the best for bike riders or not, I would imagine there are a few different types on the market.


    Curious to hear how easy they are to hide and still work properly and what type of range they have and so on, do they help with insurance companies and how accurate are they.

    Reason for the inquiry apart from being able to track my vehicle is that I am putting one of the beasts up for sale soon ... {the 1999 Softail Springer, heavily customised, quite a few pics in my files section} ... and I am a rather paranoid person, so when someone ask to take it for a test ride then I would feel a little more confident that if they did a runner , I could then hopefully be able to track them down.

    Just in saying that what is the general feeling from the members here when it comes to test rides ... for me I wouldn`t buy a bike or car if I couldn`t test ride / drive it ... but then I am as honest as the day is long.

    Anyhow thanks for reading if you do ... Cheers from Tim.

    cash in hand before test ride safest way
  • Far Canal
    Far Canal
    1 month
    I bought one of those things from ebay.
    When I got it I found out you needed to buy a phone chip thing, which I did.
    The device did not work so I complained to the seller who sent another one.
    It did not work either and I reckoned it was a scam.
    Still have the devices here.
  • Soapbox2627
    Soapbox2627
    1 month
    life360, do a google search, does tracking an can get a tile, cost nothing to have a look
  • WideglidingNZ
    WideglidingNZ
    1 month
    Quoting TJU on 13 Jun 2024 07:26 AM

    Gidday one and all ... has anyone on this site had any experience with GPS Tracker devices ... I believe there is one with a small picture of a motorbike on it, not sure if that one is the best for bike riders or not, I would imagine there are a few different types on the market.


    Curious to hear how easy they are to hide and still work properly and what type of range they have and so on, do they help with insurance companies and how accurate are they.

    Reason for the inquiry apart from being able to track my vehicle is that I am putting one of the beasts up for sale soon ... {the 1999 Softail Springer, heavily customised, quite a few pics in my files section} ... and I am a rather paranoid person, so when someone ask to take it for a test ride then I would feel a little more confident that if they did a runner , I could then hopefully be able to track them down.

    Just in saying that what is the general feeling from the members here when it comes to test rides ... for me I wouldn`t buy a bike or car if I couldn`t test ride / drive it ... but then I am as honest as the day is long.

    Anyhow thanks for reading if you do ... Cheers from Tim.

    Quoting blueystar on 13 Jun 2024 08:25 AM

    cash in hand before test ride safest way

    yeap it's hard to trust anyone these days
  • TJU
    TJU
    1 month
    Thanks, guys, for the feedback ... will check out that life360 that soapbox mentioned ... only paranoid due to an incident many moons ago when selling an old 900 Kawasaki ... asked the guy for his car keys and license and he said he would come back when he had some more time ... needless to say he never came back, he was obviously going to do a runner.

    Anyhow again thanks for the reply's and if anyone else has had some experience with any of these tracking devices I would much appreciate your thoughts ... cheers.
  • B0nes
    B0nes
    1 month
    Not sure if it's available over here but did read an article from the US that a few car dealers use a cheap tracker on cars they sell. If new owner doesn't pay his loan they can shut down the car and send a tow truck to it's location to pick it up. The guy in the article was making a nice living from detecting and removing said tracker from his customers cars so the finance companies couldn't find it when somebody didn't pay their bill
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    1 month
    Quoting Far Canal on 13 Jun 2024 12:30 PM

    I bought one of those things from ebay.

    When I got it I found out you needed to buy a phone chip thing, which I did.
    The device did not work so I complained to the seller who sent another one.
    It did not work either and I reckoned it was a scam.
    Still have the devices here.

    Sell them to TJU...