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Old 01-09-2007, 03:55 AM   #1
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Free gps tracking (if you have a old cell phone you dont use)

New cell phones have the ability for the network to track the location of cell phones for "911" calls. This data is transfered through the digital network of the wireless carrier. This can easily be changed in your phones menu settings.

Things youll need:
a cell phone that you dont use, that supports Digital and Analog (most new phones)
the ESN or HEX number from the back of the phone
a cigarette lighter charger for your phone
wire (12ga works best)
zip ties
electrical tape
a good phone battery
ziplock bag


(Example phone: LG VX6000)
Step 1: On your phone, Go to the menu, select settings, select location, there should be menu that says "E911" and "Location On", select "Location On" or something similar. This displays Latitude, Longitude and Altitude of the location of the phone to andbody that requests it. This can be accesed even if your phone is not activated.

Step 2: Go through your phone and change any settings that would turn off or put your phone into sleep mode.

Step 3: Find a hiding spot where your charger can reach, that it would most likely not be seen.

Step 4: Find a 12 volt power source, this must me a power source that is always on (with the battery in obviously). I think there are 3 wires, you must connect the wires that are always on. The way you can tell is by testing the wires and making sure they charge the phone when the ignition is off. Once you find the "always on" wires, just splice the wires and run them to where you want to mount the phone

Step 5: Plug the charger into the phone and make sure everything works.

Step 6: Run the charger cables to an area where you can mount the phone. Make sure they are hidden from anybody.

Step 7: Make sure the phone is charging, and if it is, zip tie the charger cord to the phone and put a ziplock bag over it. Then mount the phone in an unseen area.

Step 8: Your Done!


If your bike is ever stolen, you have a few options:
1: Call the police and file a legit police report, make sure they know that you have a phone on the bike that has GPS abilities, and its setup for that exact reason to recover your bike if its ever stolen. Give them your ESN/HEX number, and it can be used LEGALLY by you or any police officer investigating the theft.
2: Call the phone carrier, give them the ESN or HEX from the back of the phone, and get Lat & Long from them. This can be inserted into any GPS or even Google Earth, and you will be able to see the location of the unit.
3: If you are a AAA member or even if you have roadside assistance enabled on your carrier, you can always call them to get the location for... umm... "Roadside Assistance"
4: Call Fugitive finder, 917-295-4425, they will find the phone to the nearest centimeter! They charge a few hundred dollars (may defeat the purpose), but it will save your bike

For those with GSM type phones (SIM Chip phones). They have IMEI numbers which are about 11 numbers long. Copy those down. GSM phones are avaliable with T-Mobile, most Cingular, Nextel, GO Phones (Prepaid), Boost Mobile (Prepaid), and Amp'd (I believe). If you have any of these companies, you most likely have an IMEI number instead of a ESN number. ESN numbers (non-SIM Chip phones) are with Sprint, Verizon, Tracfone, Virgin Mobile (Prepaid), and INpulse (Prepaid).

Also I would like to mention that if you DONT have a extra cell phone you can go buy a 20 or 30 dollar prepaid phone and dont buy minutes. It will act the same as a old post paid phone.

This has been done on many cars but dont know if anyone has tried it out on a bike yet so feel free to give it a go.
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Old 01-09-2007, 05:38 AM   #2
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Where did you get this information?



Seems solid.
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Old 01-09-2007, 09:08 AM   #3
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thats pretty neat! Rept!
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Old 01-09-2007, 10:29 AM   #4
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We have alot of people using it on our eagle talons/mitsubishi eclipses. It has helped recover 5 stolen cars so far that i know of. If your looking for a cheap but sound security solution this is it.
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Old 01-09-2007, 11:32 AM   #5
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That is a solid idea... REPT

But too bad I got no where to put it on my chop.
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Old 01-09-2007, 11:36 AM   #6
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Old 01-09-2007, 08:27 PM   #7
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definate reppage to you.... bump!
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:45 AM   #8
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That is a solid idea... REPT

But too bad I got no where to put it on my chop.
You got forks that are 35' long dont you. Duct tape her on there.
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:51 AM   #9
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Good call Marko! But they are 36' long!
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:59 AM   #11
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Good call Marko! But they are 36' long!
Damn...so close.
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:43 PM   #12
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Old 01-10-2007, 10:48 PM   #13
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nice, definately a rep
Thanks, always keeping my eyes open for things to try to contribute and build the communities knowledge base.
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Good call Marko! But they are 36' long!
MAN LAW #17- Never try to shor a guy when it comes to inches... we need every inch we got...
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MAN LAW #17- Never try to shor a guy when it comes to inches... we need every inch we got...
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MAN LAW #17- Never try to shor a guy when it comes to inches... we need every inch we got...
thats a new one...
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I plan to do this when I get a bike. Have several old tracfones laying around my place.
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Old 01-15-2007, 03:06 PM   #18
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I guess... but its a tool roll...
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Tool is right.
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