I have a 2000 LT which I purchased this year and I love this bike. This forum has been a great help to me in learning about its various quirks and doing the maintenance items like valve adjustments, shifter linkage lube and rear shock adjuster top up, but there is one item that is annoying me and I have not seen any mention of here. That is the alarm system, this alarm has a 'probe' that I have to touch onto a red lit diode until the light goes out and only then will it start ( it automatically arms itself about 20 seconds after shut down and flashes the signal lights ) This works well most of the time though a bit inconvenient, but if it is wet or damp the 'probe' does not want to connect to the diode and put the light out and hence no start. It was just such a day on a recent trip to Alaska after pulling off the road for a break and my wife spotted a young Grizzly bear on the other side of the road and up an embankment which was fine until until he crossed to our side of the road and was joined by another one that was below us and unseen, it was about this time that we thought it a good idea to get out of there and of course the dammed alarm thing wouldn't work and panic mode set in. Fortunate for us the bears came into the parking area a little further up and did not see us but went after some other riders that we were travelling with until a van intervened and shooed them off. So I would like to disable or disconnect this device if possible, It looks like a factory or dealer installed item and has BMW symbols on it but my local dealer does not know what it is and cannot get me a manual for it. I am hoping someone out there has a similar system and knows how to program it or disable it. Thanks in advance for any help.