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    Re: Datatool alarm on Tiger Sport
    Reply #10 on: 01 May, 2018, 06:36:33 am
    01 May, 2018, 06:36:33 am
    And of course what all this proves is that generally the only person an alarm system will stop is the owner :003:
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    Re: Datatool alarm on Tiger Sport
    Reply #11 on: 22 May, 2018, 07:28:46 pm
    22 May, 2018, 07:28:46 pm
    I find the you are better off hardwiring a connector for a smart battery charger I.E. optimate and if laying the bike up especially with an alarm and leaving it connected over winter a smart charger will maintain and desulphate you battery. From experience I have had 3 x Datatool Triumph alarms fail on me. they usually last 2.5 years on average before leaving you in the S***.( 1 Zaragoza Spain 1x Newkirchen Austria 1x at home.) I now travel with the blanking plug.

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    Re: Datatool alarm on Tiger Sport
    Reply #12 on: 22 May, 2018, 07:33:08 pm
    22 May, 2018, 07:33:08 pm
    *Originally Posted by samtheman99 [+]
    I find the you are better off hardwiring a connector for a smart battery charger I.E. optimate and if laying the bike up especially with an alarm and leaving it connected over winter a smart charger will maintain and desulphate you battery. From experience I have had 3 x Datatool Triumph alarms fail on me. they usually last 2.5 years on average before leaving you in the S***.( 1 Zaragoza Spain 1x Newkirchen Austria 1x at home.) I now travel with the blanking plug.

    Ive had 2 Triumphs with Datatool alarms, first one went south, luckily at home and I ripped it out. 2nd bikes Datatool alarm was removed as soon as I got it. I wouldnt have bought the new TS if it had an alarm as standard thats for sure
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    Re: Datatool alarm on Tiger Sport
    Reply #13 on: 22 May, 2018, 11:53:35 pm
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    I've read about all sorts of issues with Triumph's with Datatool alarms over the years.
    Thankfully we don't get them here in Australia but I thought it was an insurance requirement in the UK to have one?

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    Re: Datatool alarm on Tiger Sport
    Reply #14 on: 23 May, 2018, 06:54:10 am
    23 May, 2018, 06:54:10 am
    *Originally Posted by TCC [+]
    I've read about all sorts of issues with Triumph's with Datatool alarms over the years.
    Thankfully we don't get them here in Australia but I thought it was an insurance requirement in the UK to have one?

    Not a requirement, supposedly gets you a cheaper premium but its peanuts difference in my experience.
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    Re: Datatool alarm on Tiger Sport
    Reply #15 on: 23 May, 2018, 08:40:58 am
    23 May, 2018, 08:40:58 am
    Even the dealer said "Avoid Datatool like the Plague"
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    Re: Datatool alarm on Tiger Sport
    Reply #16 on: 03 July, 2018, 06:46:36 am
    03 July, 2018, 06:46:36 am
    *Originally Posted by Timbox [+]
    Ive had 2 Triumphs with Datatool alarms, first one went south, luckily at home and I ripped it out. 2nd bikes Datatool alarm was removed as soon as I got it. I wouldnt have bought the new TS if it had an alarm as standard thats for sure
    Is there an alternative or do people tend to remove & not bother do you think?
    Enjoy the ride, but, "relish the safe return home more"

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    Re: Datatool alarm on Tiger Sport
    Reply #17 on: 03 July, 2018, 07:56:44 am
    03 July, 2018, 07:56:44 am
    *Originally Posted by Barnstormer [+]
    Is there an alternative or do people tend to remove & not bother do you think?

    I've just had a Meta Defcom T fitted to my Tiger Sport - this will be the third bike I've used that model on and had no problems with them. One big advantage is that it doesn't auto arm - my first Tiger 1050 had a datatool fitted until it woke the neighbours up at 6:00 when I first had it.



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    Re: Datatool alarm on Tiger Sport
    Reply #18 on: 03 July, 2018, 10:15:59 am
    03 July, 2018, 10:15:59 am
    Interesting, I thought that part of the thatcham Cat 1 remit was that it had to self arm, which I'm not a lover of...........
    Enjoy the ride, but, "relish the safe return home more"

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    Re: Datatool alarm on Tiger Sport
    Reply #19 on: 12 July, 2018, 08:07:04 pm
    12 July, 2018, 08:07:04 pm
    New alarm now fitted at last, hope it's ok
    Enjoy the ride, but, "relish the safe return home more"