Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
I have a 2006 RT with the anti-theft alarm module. After owning the bike for two years the display for low battery in the alarm module came on so I replaced that battery and the one in the fob. The alarm is now fully functional. A week ago I bought a 2007 K1200GT that was on consignment at my local BMW dealer. The GT is equipped the same as my RT: ESA, heated grips and seats, BC, cruise. The GT does not have the alarm module but it does have the wiring harness for the module. I moved the alarm module over to the GT to see if it would work in both bikes because, as far as I know, the alarm module is "paired" only to the fob. When I press the button to arm the alarm I get three "beeps" from the module and no indication the alarm is armed; no flashing of turn signals and no blinking of the telltale light in the dash. The alarm is again fully functional when reinstall it in the RT. The instructions for the alarm make no mention of moving the alarm from bike to bike; doesn't say I can, doesn't say I can't.
So am I missing a step or two and the module can be put into another bike? Any insight?