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post #1 of 12 Old Feb 23rd, 2010, 8:48 pm Thread Starter
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Any suggestions on an after-market alarm?

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I just purchased an 00 K12LT and would like to put an after-market alarm on it. I searched the forum but didn't see anything much on suggestions. Any recommendations would be appreciated!

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Re: Any suggestions on an after-market alarm?

Spend that money on a low deductible insurance policy. Seriously, BMWs have a low theft rate. That and you'll never have to mess with the cycle not starting because of an alarm malfunction. With that said, I carry a driveway alert motion sensor with me when I travel. I set the IR transmitter on the seat and put the cover on the bike. The receiver goes in the motel room with me and the handgun. It's not for everyone but it's cheap and effective.
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Re: Any suggestions on an after-market alarm?

Just saw THIS AND This Too
on Ebay, FWIW.

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Re: Any suggestions on an after-market alarm?

Good idea! Yeah, my deductible is pretty low so I'm not worried about that so much. I just don't want some idiot to take my bike. Thanks for the suggestion!
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Re: Any suggestions on an after-market alarm?

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Just saw THIS AND This Too
on Ebay, FWIW.

Great idea! I must have missed them when I searched. Do I need both units or just the motion sensor will work? I really don't want the starter kill, if that is in the other unit. Thanks!
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Re: Any suggestions on an after-market alarm?

I would think you need both, but, even after I sent the links, I believe you may need a fob to turn it on and off. There is a programming procedure in the alarm book (may already be on the site, but I can scan mine if needed).

Really depends what you're trying to do, protect it from a joy rider, vandal, tow-job. That will determine what you'll need. Simple Kill switch may be all you need or a bike cover with a lock.

My suspicion is the BMW harness is set for the alarm (must have been an option in 00), mine has the central locking and alarm. I love it and use it all the time You may get lucky with the Ebay guy if he knows anything about how it was hooked up to his bike. I'd probably start with posting a question to him and maybe take out an unique (new) e-mail account for him to send you some info. Can't hurt.

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Re: Any suggestions on an after-market alarm?

Since the bike weighs around 800lbs, have you considered a front disc brake-lock with tether?

About $40.00

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Re: Any suggestions on an after-market alarm?

I've got one I never installed on my 00.
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Re: Any suggestions on an after-market alarm?

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. Yes, I've had the disc locks on my sports bike when I use to ride them and I thought about it. I guess I am looking for something like my car with a fob and shock sensor. I'll contact the eBay guy now and start asking questions and keep looking around.

Thanks again for everyone's input!
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Ooooops.
Sorry.
Mine's a factory unit.
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Re: Any suggestions on an after-market alarm?

The alarm on this bike might help a little but I wonder if it really is significant.. Someone wanting to steal what I call a BFG (Big Fat Pig) would really have to have planned the event and I can't imagine the alarm stopping it. It's seems way to easy to pull the battery!

Just saw the movie Noise, not PG rated, and it shows what I see every time I visit the big city. Even around here in Tampa, alarms go off all the time and most often, they are ignored.

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Re: Any suggestions on an after-market alarm?

"It's seems way to easy to pull the battery!"

That won't do you any good. When my alarm receiver malfunctioned the alarm was good for several days while attempting to solve the problem. That alarm unit has a backup batttery and disconnecting the MC main battery doesn't have any effect on the volume of the damn alarm. Neighbors didn't seem too bothered by it but I thought it was a royal pain.

Car alarms seem to go off regularly in cities-I'm not certain that anyone pays attention to them these days. Who wants to steal a BFP? It was hard enough for the tow truck driver and myself loading the beast on his tilt bed truck. I haven't used the alarm regularly since. I do like the power locks though.
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