K1200LT, new battery & alarm going off
First I'm going to say, I'm brand-new to BMW bikes, so go gentle on me...
I'm in the process of buying a 2002 K1200LT from a family member. The state of the bike is that's been sitting (inside) for 2 1/2 years with a dead battery. The fob didn't have a battery in it at all. The biggest trouble here is that I can't talk to the guy who owns the bike because of medical reasons and his wife, while immensely helpful with a lot of other things, doesn't know a lot the ins-and-outs of things like the alarm. I did some searching, but I can't find -exactly- the situation we are in.
When we hook the new battery back up to the bike, the alarm goes off immediately. We've disconnected the battery pretty quickly because it's a small space and monkeying with it trying to get the alarm to stop becomes a literal headache. We put a new battery in the fob and I try to use the left button, but it doesn't seem to do anything. I've tried it with ignition on and ignition off. When I put a new battery in the fob, initially the red light was on and stayed lit for a good long time. After a while it went out, but doesn't seem to light when a button is pushed, but lights up every once in a while, perhaps randomly, but I'm not sure.
There are two keys, neither of which have a black plastic surround. Both look like they might be aftermarket.
Unfortunately, the bike is over a hundred miles from my house and I'm going to have to go back on the weekend to try some more things. I'm trying to build a list of things to look at before I go so that we might get the bike started and get it out of the building under its own power. I figure if all else fails, I'll just use the alarm bypass mentioned in other posts, but I'd honestly like to keep the alarm if at all possible.
If anyone has some ideas I can try before I just give up and bypass the alarm, I'd really appreciate it.
EDIT: totally forgot to mention it, but I'd RTFM if I had one, but they don't have one for me to FR. I -really- wish I had one.
Last edited by eastownbmw; Apr 29th, 2019 at 3:15 pm.
Reason: forgot to mention something