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My 2011 RT has a factory alarm.

I can activate the alarm with the FOB. If I push the deactivate button right away it turns off.
But when I leave the alarm activated I can't deactivate it unless I put the key into the ignition and turn it on.

Is there a way to reprogram the FOB so that I can deactivate the alarm without having to put the key in the ignition?
 

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I think that the alarm system stops "listening" for the FOB after a while in order to reduce power consumption.
After a while of shutting down it is also not possible anymore to activate the alarm.
Inserting the key and turning it is then the only way to reactivate the system.
 

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Gregpinch said:
Thanks for the replies.

It just seems odd that I can't turn the alarm off unless I put the key in the ignition.
I have the factory alarm on my 06 RT and I don't have to put the key in the ignition to turn it off. I use the FOB for arming and disarming. I have the book that came with the alarm and I'll take a look at it. The alarm has many ways it can be configured and I think when we first got the bike it was configured to arm automatically within so many seconds after the bike was shut down. Didn't like that configuration so I reprogrammed the alarm.
 

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AFAIK the fob should always work for disarming, there are no configuration options for that. Only the arming - automatic or manual option.

I'm assuming that the light on your fob flashes when you press the dis-arm button. If not, suspect the disarm button on the fob.
 

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Gaby said:
I think that the alarm system stops "listening" for the FOB after a while in order to reduce power consumption.
After a while of shutting down it is also not possible anymore to activate the alarm.
Inserting the key and turning it is then the only way to reactivate the system.
That's the way the alarm works on my 2010
 

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My FOB is working correctly as my F800ST does the same thing.

It's just odd that you can't disable the alarm unless you do it within a second of arming it or you put the key in the ignition (at a later time)
 

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Gregpinch said:
My 2011 RT has a factory alarm.

I can activate the alarm with the FOB. If I push the deactivate button right away it turns off.
But when I leave the alarm activated I can't deactivate it unless I put the key into the ignition and turn it on.

Is there a way to reprogram the FOB so that I can deactivate the alarm without having to put the key in the ignition?
Sorry, what's an FOB?
 

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Hammam said:
Sorry, what's an FOB?
The FOB is the remote control device for the alarm. I can give the Oxford Dictionary definition, but it is a bit misleading!

Regarding the issues of not being able to use the remote to turn on/off the alarm. I was informed that to save power it turns the receiver off after about 5 mins.

It probably takes a serious amount of power for the alarm to register a signal from the remote. Also as a side issue Are the readers aware that after about 7 days of being active the alarm turns itself off - to save power. Also another thing I noticed if the kill switch is in the "kill" position the alarm is NOT reset when the key is turned to the start position. Another quirk, is that if the alarm is activated, and then you use the remote to reset, it only shuts it down for a few mins, then it goes off again! You need to reset the alarm, with the key.

Best regards
Adam
 

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Sleuth said:
Also as a side issue Are the readers aware that after about 7 days of being active the alarm turns itself off - to save power.
I am not sure about that.
The manual states that the alarm will stay active for at least 7 days, it doesn't say it shuts down (see pdf)
So perhaps the system monitors the power reserve and will shut down the alarm after 7 days only if
the battery voltage has become too low by then.
 

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If I am not mistaken, the pdf says that there is no definitive point in time when it
will shut down the alarm, but that it is dependent on the state of the battery.
 

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Sleuth said:
The FOB is the remote control device for the alarm. I can give the Oxford Dictionary definition, but it is a bit misleading!

Regarding the issues of not being able to use the remote to turn on/off the alarm. I was informed that to save power it turns the receiver off after about 5 mins.

It probably takes a serious amount of power for the alarm to register a signal from the remote. Also as a side issue Are the readers aware that after about 7 days of being active the alarm turns itself off - to save power. Also another thing I noticed if the kill switch is in the "kill" position the alarm is NOT reset when the key is turned to the start position. Another quirk, is that if the alarm is activated, and then you use the remote to reset, it only shuts it down for a few mins, then it goes off again! You need to reset the alarm, with the key.

Best regards
Adam
Thank you. I thought I had seen the word associated with diverse key rings and such. This had me confused.
 
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