Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Loveland, CO, USA
Re: HELP! Alarm went off now bike won't start!
FWIW, I saw this in a post about "Won't start," and it worked for me. On my '03 LTE, the battery discharged deeply and would barely light the dash indicators. I put it on the battery charger overnight and when I hit the key the next day, everything was back to normal, bright headlight, etc., but when I'd hit the starter button--nothing. You'd hear the faintest click deep in the bike, and if you hit it again within two seconds, no click. You have to wait two or three seconds for a reset, then you'd hear the click again, very faint. I checked the Reverser switch, kill switch, sidestand/in-gear situation, etc., to no avail. The fob worked the alarm arming and disarming apparently okay, but it was still locking out my starter.
In the post I read, one of the repliers (?) mentioned that when the battery gets that low, it can cause the anti-theft system to trip and lock out the starter. It'll remain in that condition until you set and unset it over and over until something different happens. In his case, it beeped once instead of twice; in mine, it flashed once instead of twice. When my sets, it flashes twice, no beep. When it unsets, it flashes twice and beeps once. So, when I saw a single flash (an unusual condition for my bike), I reset and unset the anti-theft one more time just to be sure and the bike started right up. On that last set/unset, it behaved as it always does: two flashes for set, two flashes and a beep for unset.
A final note: My bike didn't always have that pattern for set/unset. I can't remember what it was like when I first got it, but it was different. I think maybe one flash or beep for set, etc. Don't know when or why that changed, but it still works as designed, far as I can tell.
Hope that helps.