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Accessories, Clothing, and Products => Alarms, Immobilisers, Locks, Trackers, and Security => Topic started by: SaintSTR on May 16, 2011, 07:13:17 PM

Title: Almax and Y'anchor
Post by: SaintSTR on May 16, 2011, 07:13:17 PM
I've been a lurker for a few weeks now, stockpiling information for when my new STR arrives and thought it's time I made a post.
Now, I'm the first to complain when the service I receive is bad so I'd like to even it up about these security product suppliers.
I've just bought an Almax Series IV chain and the Y'anchor Max ground anchor.   They are absolutely huge.   I know nothing will stop a determined and tooled up thief  but boy will they be miffed when they see these two in tandem and hopefully they'll choose to find an easier target.  
The design of the Y'anchor was a big factor for me, I wanted something that would accommodate the Series IV, be concreted in and be completely below the surface of the floor.  
Maxine who is one half of Almax can talk for England so if you have a spare hour give her a bell and she'll tell you everything you need to know about motorcycle security.   It's great to listen to someone who is so enthusiastic about their product .
I emailed Y'anchor about their ground anchor before buying and received answers nearly immediately, rare in this day and age.
Delivery for both items was quick as promised.
In a perfect world they would team up so you don't need to buy them from 2 separate sources but they both like to avoid the middle man and sell direct, can't complain about that.
Many thanks
Title: Re: Almax and Y'anchor
Post by: Crutch on June 03, 2011, 09:57:28 PM
I was looking at getting something like the y anchor fabricated myself, but now seeing this there is no need for me haha, just like to know if you fitted yours in a concrete floor if so how hard was it to dig up the floor? Did you have to hire some tools?
Title: Re: Almax and Y'anchor
Post by: SaintSTR on June 03, 2011, 10:39:06 PM
Hi Crutch
I did have to dig up a concrete floor to fit it.
My concrete floor was about 30 years old so was very very tough.
I used a diamond thin kerf concrete grinder disc which was very quick but not everyone has a big grinder at home.
The easiest thing to do is get a decent size masonry drill bit (8mm is okay) and long enough to drill through the depth of your floor.   Get a decent hammer drill and drill out the shape that you need to clear with say 10mm between drill holes.   Then do a few lines of holes across so you can break it out in smaller bits.   Then just use a hammer and bolster to break the concrete between the holes.
It's a bit like a join the dots puzzle really.
I left the concrete to dry for 3 days when I fitted the Yanchor.   it was touch dry within a day but took another 2 to fully dry out and change colour.
Well worth taking your time to do it right as I wouldn't want to dig it out.
Title: Re: Almax and Y'anchor
Post by: Crutch on June 04, 2011, 09:42:49 AM
i may have to invest in one and then just hire some tools from the local hire tool shop, as you say it is wel worth it as when i lived with my step dad he had made his own and sunk that into the garage floor when the garage was built  :008:
my garage has only been up less than a year so possible not that hard
thanks for the reply
Title: Re: Almax and Y'anchor
Post by: tedpulfer on July 12, 2011, 04:53:28 PM
i have just had a great buying experience with almax, chain and lock combo on the way this week. maxine is great and i got free delivery because i heard about them on a forum (this one).

the chain looks immense but my only concern now is that it fits into my ground anchor!!! :006:

i did consider the y'anchor but i rent a flat so couldnt really get away with digging holes lol.

i can recommended the squire bull guard anchor though. ITS SOLID