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    Whats the problem with alarms?
    on: 02 June, 2013, 06:55:52 pm
    02 June, 2013, 06:55:52 pm
    Why the dislike of the Datatool alarm?  I've had them on both my Speed Triples without problem. I have also had one fitted to my Sport.

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    Re: Whats the problem with alarms?
    Reply #1 on: 03 June, 2013, 05:22:35 pm
    03 June, 2013, 05:22:35 pm
    Problem for me was the auto engage function. Did not have any problem, but hated that it was turning itself on every time i stopped the engine.

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    Re: Whats the problem with alarms?
    Reply #2 on: 03 June, 2013, 08:20:49 pm
    03 June, 2013, 08:20:49 pm
    Mine was so sensitive that it used to go off all the time for no reason even at night whilst the bike was in the garage (no cats or mice locked in with it) that in the end I just used it on silent mode as an immobiliser. When I got the new Tiger Sport I did without the alarm particularly as that has an immobiliser chip in the standard key.

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    Re: Whats the problem with alarms?
    Reply #3 on: 08 June, 2013, 04:07:44 pm
    08 June, 2013, 04:07:44 pm
    Over the top with too many functions a simple on off would suffice

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    Re: Whats the problem with alarms?
    Reply #4 on: 17 June, 2013, 10:14:36 am
    17 June, 2013, 10:14:36 am
    *Originally Posted by gosh [+]
    Over the top with too many functions a simple on off would suffice

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    Re: Whats the problem with alarms?
    Reply #5 on: 15 January, 2015, 04:19:36 am
    15 January, 2015, 04:19:36 am
    It's way too sensitive.  In addition, mine goes off every time i turn the key to start the bike.  Even when stopping for fuel. It's the most annoying thing ever.  I don't know how to just turn it the hell off. 

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    Re: Whats the problem with alarms?
    Reply #6 on: 15 January, 2015, 06:47:49 pm
    15 January, 2015, 06:47:49 pm
    I hate car alarms always going off in the slightest breeze (esp' BMW) and I hate bike alarms even more, never had a loaner that didn't set off the alarm before I put the key in the lock  :087:

    And they aren't any deterrent, like house alarms, just there to annoy the feck out of everyone else  :023: :138:

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    Re: Whats the problem with alarms?
    Reply #7 on: 15 January, 2015, 09:44:45 pm
    15 January, 2015, 09:44:45 pm
    I've never had any problems with alarms, I've had two datatool alarms and they have worked perfectly, also had three solalarms, again without any problems. al of them Thatcham cat one systems.
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    Re: Whats the problem with alarms?
    Reply #8 on: 04 September, 2015, 09:30:35 pm
    04 September, 2015, 09:30:35 pm
    Guys,
    I agree the alarm is a pain and requires a fair bit of discipline and timing to get away without a problem.

    A problem I've had a couple of times is having auto-armed the key fob wouldn't /couldn't disarm the thing and this is when you find out how effective the immobiliser is.

    Both times was in France, one time outside the Le Mans museum and required a long push away from the airfield's radar opposite and in a Wifi rich environment in the centre of some French town which needed another push.

    I did program a PIN into the thing but that wouldn't work either and it's a pain to get right.

    So, ... watch where you park the thing.
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