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post #1 of 7 Old Oct 11th, 2008, 11:02 am Thread Starter
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Immobiliser Sleep mode

On Thursday I needed to take my LT to the dealer to get the mirror housing replaced under warranty.

Due to the poor weather I had not rode my bike for about 12 days. When I went to turn the alarm/immobiliser off there was no response from the bike and the only way I could get the bike to respond was to switch the ignition on which set the alarm off and then the bike responded to the fob and reset.

I asked the dealer about this and he said the alarm was probably in "Sleep" mode. I am not able to find anything about this in the manual and was wondering if this is correct.

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post #2 of 7 Old Oct 11th, 2008, 12:28 pm
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Re: Immobiliser Sleep mode

I think he is blowing smoke your way. Mine has never gone to "sleep". I would be wary of this alarm system as it may be getting ready to fail.

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Re: Immobiliser Sleep mode

My system is exactly the same. It takes about seven to ten days for it to go to "sleep". The red light will stop flashing on the dash and the fob will not work. I also turn on the ignition and then cancel the alarm.

I think I read somewhere in the handbook that it is to prevent flat batteries and the problems we know that go with them. I also think the motion sensor may work but have never tried to see. Will dig out the manual tomorrow if time permits and have a check of it and post anything i find.

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My system is exactly the same. It takes about seven to ten days for it to go to "sleep". The red light will stop flashing on the dash and the fob will not work. I also turn on the ignition and then cancel the alarm.

I think I read somewhere in the handbook that it is to prevent flat batteries and the problems we know that go with them. I also think the motion sensor may work but have never tried to see. Will dig out the manual tomorrow if time permits and have a check of it and post anything i find.

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Re: Immobiliser Sleep mode

Interesting. I had programmed my immobilizer to default OFF the first day I took delivery. Now the only time the immobilizer is active is when I arm the alarm. I have left the bike that way for weeks and no battery run down. So I would program it off unless you are really worried about theft.

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Re: Immobiliser Sleep mode

Mine is exactly the same and goes into a sleep mode after a few days.

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Re: Immobiliser Sleep mode

Thanks guys.
At least I now know it's not faulty

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