Alcotronics Cycle-Gard License Plate Holder


Technical information and Q&A applicable to all years and models of Goldwings
  • Sponsored Links
User avatar
BigDee
Posts: 60
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:24 pm
Location: Ashland, Oregon
Motorcycle: Former Rides:
1962 Honda CB90
1974 Yamaha 500 Basket case
1971 Honda 450
Current Ride:
1981 GL1100i Interstate

Alcotronics Cycle-Gard License Plate Holder

Postby BigDee » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:15 am



In looking over my '81 gl 1100i I noticed the license plate holder had a key slot in the side. I don't have the key but was able to unscrew the cover and found a security alarm system inside! Has anyone had any dealings with the Alcotronics Cycle-Gard system? Does anyone know where I can obtain a key? I did a web search and found references to it in 1972-3 magazines but nothing more recent. This is mounted on a '81 Wing. I would love to get this working again.


He who throws dirt loses ground!

User avatar
virgilmobile
Posts: 7649
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:39 pm
Location: Denham Springs,La.
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 I
Previously owned
78 GL1000
81 GL1100
82 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: Alcotronics Cycle-Gard License Plate Holder

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:26 pm

No help from here either but it sounds cool.Mess with the bike and it sounds an alarm and sets off your pager too.
I can't find any more info than what you did.Just old technology I guess.

User avatar
LloydB
Posts: 49
Joined: Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:34 pm
Location: Comfort, Texas
Motorcycle: 08 GL1800 ABS/Hannigan GTL sidecar
Roll-A-Home camper
1995 GL1500SE with a Hannigan Astro 2+2 sidecar

Re: Alcotronics Cycle-Gard License Plate Holder

Postby LloydB » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:03 pm

I don't have any information on them anymore, but I put one on my 77 BMW, could put the cover on the bike and reach up under the cover with the key to arm it, worked great, came with a pager that always seemed to go off as soon as I got in the shower in a motel. I wish I could get another one now, if you find them available somewhere, let us know.
Lloyd and Judy
Comfort, Tx.
08 GL1800 ABS with a Hannigan GTL sidecar
Roll-A-Home camper

User avatar
BigDee
Posts: 60
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:24 pm
Location: Ashland, Oregon
Motorcycle: Former Rides:
1962 Honda CB90
1974 Yamaha 500 Basket case
1971 Honda 450
Current Ride:
1981 GL1100i Interstate

Re: Alcotronics Cycle-Gard License Plate Holder

Postby BigDee » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:36 pm

Thanks, guys. I guess I will take it to a locksmith and get it keyed. Then comes the question of does it work? Mercury switches seem pretty bulletproof but this thing is pretty old. The batteries were not corroded, that's a good sign, I hope! :roll: And it's too bad I don't have the remote to keep me on my toes in the shower! :lol:
He who throws dirt loses ground!

User avatar
BigDee
Posts: 60
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:24 pm
Location: Ashland, Oregon
Motorcycle: Former Rides:
1962 Honda CB90
1974 Yamaha 500 Basket case
1971 Honda 450
Current Ride:
1981 GL1100i Interstate

Re: Alcotronics Cycle-Gard License Plate Holder

Postby BigDee » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:39 pm

I took the security system over to a lock smith/alarm specialist and although he had never heard of that specific brand of system he looked it over and found a key for it. He is looking it over to see if it works as we speak. I'll let you know how it comes out...
He who throws dirt loses ground!

User avatar
BigDee
Posts: 60
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:24 pm
Location: Ashland, Oregon
Motorcycle: Former Rides:
1962 Honda CB90
1974 Yamaha 500 Basket case
1971 Honda 450
Current Ride:
1981 GL1100i Interstate

Re: Alcotronics Cycle-Gard License Plate Holder

Postby BigDee » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:03 am

:( I spent $25 to get a new key made for a dead system. :( :oops: New 9v batteries, checked the switches and contacts, but I'm not electronic savvy enough to chase the circuits. Guess that's just one of those "Oh well" moments. Maybe I should just put the placard up "This bike has an alarm system" even though it doesn't work?
He who throws dirt loses ground!

User avatar
Possum51
Posts: 262
Joined: Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:53 pm
Location: Eatonton, Georgia
Motorcycle: 04 Harley-Davidson Road King

Re: Alcotronics Cycle-Gard License Plate Holder

Postby Possum51 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:14 am

There seems to be a brand new in the box system up for auction at this link: http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/c ... ystem-with
Rick.....

User avatar
BigDee
Posts: 60
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:24 pm
Location: Ashland, Oregon
Motorcycle: Former Rides:
1962 Honda CB90
1974 Yamaha 500 Basket case
1971 Honda 450
Current Ride:
1981 GL1100i Interstate

Re: Alcotronics Cycle-Gard License Plate Holder

Postby BigDee » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:00 am

Yeah, I saw that. Only problem is that one sold in 2006! :shock:


He who throws dirt loses ground!


Return to “Tech Talk”




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests