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post #1 of 4 Old Mar 18th, 2006, 7:19 pm Thread Starter
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Question Alarming Questions

I love all the LT onboard high tech gizmology but give pause for the following:

Has anyone ever not been able to start their LT because of Alarm Pod Malfunction?

Is there a way to overide a security disabled ignition/Alarm if your Pod battery is dead and you are not able to get a new one within walking distance and all you have is your ignition key?

How do most LT'ers utilize their SecurityAlarm/Ignition/locking pods?
I have reprogramed my ignition immobolizer off & kept the alarm function on

I am not worried about someone stealing the bike per se, more concerned about stealing something off the bike or inside of the bags.

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post #2 of 4 Old Mar 18th, 2006, 8:05 pm
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Has anyone ever not been able to start their LT because of Alarm Pod Malfunction? YES

Is there a way to overide a security disabled ignition if your Pod battery is dead and you are not able to get a new one within walking distance and all you have is your ignition key?
Yes, at least on my 2002 there is. Look in the alarm section of your owner's manual. Should be a way to defeat the alarm with a combination of key on/key offs. This combination is unique to each bike and should be written on a small "security" card that came with the bike.

Can I lock the storage compartments but not disable the ignition with the pod? Sure, at least on my '02 I can lock, and unlock the compartments without affecting the alarm.

How do most LT'ers utilize their SecurityAlarm/Ignition/locking pods?
I plan to try reprograming ignition immobolizer off and search the FAQ's for answers....I reprogrammed mine from the factory settings so that neither the immobolizer, nor the alarm can auto arm themselves. Rather, if I want the alarm/immobilizer set...I turn it myself (with the fob).

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post #3 of 4 Old Mar 19th, 2006, 8:46 am
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Mike,

On the 05 alarm I have the auto immobilizer turned off. Usually I hold the fob (pod) button down just long enough for the locks to engage but not set the alarm. I just press and release until I hear the click. Some times there is interference and I end up holding it long enough to set the alarm as well. I usually don't set the alarm. And yes there have been a few cases of people that have not been able to start because of lost fobs etc.

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Since my '02 (I'm the second owner) came with only one fob and NO security code card, I've been reluctant to even set the alarm.

So, I bought a simple, inexpensive ($10) "Car Thief Fooler" device that blinks the dash LED when the bike is turned off.

http://www.rainbowkits.com/kits/car-1p.html

All I added was a normally closed relay - contacts supply 12v constant, and the coil is powered up when the ignition is on, so the LED shuts off when the bike is running. Took the alarm out completely (other than the LED).

Fact: if a professional thief wants your bike (or your car) they are going to take it, alarm/immobilizer or not. The blinking LED will scare off the majority of the "casual" thieves, especially if they think the bike has the factory alarm and immobilizer still intact.
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