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frazmataz

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frazmataz says:

Alarm Removal

Hi folks.

I recently picked up a 2007 T100 Bonneville which came fitted with a Datatool S4 alarm. I don't want the alarm, I went to start up my bike this morning and found it had drained the battery *not happy*, also I keep my bike in a lock up five minutes from my house so even if it was going off i'm not going to hear it. 

Anyway I took the seat off and found a white plug (see picture) coming from the alarm which plugs into the bike, if i undo this is that the alarm removed?

Thanks in advance :tongue:

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albert88

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albert88 says:

alarm

simple answer . no . if you just unplug it then you are 'breaking ' the circuit so your bike will still be immobillized , if it were that easy then it would be pointless having an alarm . best get it checked out by a pro, did you buy it private?

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frazmataz

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frazmataz says:

albert88

Thanks for the reply.

Yes I bought it private, I was thinking my way was a bit too simple, do you think i'm better taking it to a datatool specialist?

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albert88

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albert88 says:

alarm

hi pal yeah you maybe best taking it to an alarm specialist. a few peeps on here dont like alarms , but a properly fitted alarm wont flatten a battery that quick , i'd get your battery checked out and your electrics as well. do you use an optimate?

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albert88

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albert88 says:

alarm

know what ya mean jaffa90 , but a well fit alarm combined with a healthy electical system wont give any probs .

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

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I agree young albert,but i`ve had false alarms going off on the tilt/movement sensor.

Also unable to disarm,

also my better half and I could not disarm both our cars at one point.

I blame any magnetic fields caused by who knows who.:unsure: 

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frazmataz

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frazmataz says:

albert88

As its a council run lock up i dont have access to a power supply so no optimate for me. The bike hasn't been started in about two weeks, is that long enough to run down the battery?

Jaffa

Cheers for the link. I'll give Triumph a phone on Monday to see about getting a blanking plug.

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albert88

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albert88 says:

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hi pal yeah 2 weeks without running or a charge will flatten your battery enough for the voltage drop to set your alarm off thus flattening your battery , also if battery voltage drops too low you might not be able to revive it again.(oh and thanks for the young bit jaffa)

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

I like alarms.

I'll be shocked if DataTool or Triumph hand out blanking plugs like sweeties.

What about a solar panel on the roof of the lock up? I dabbled with a mini-project involving a small solar panel, charge controller, back-up battery and an inverter but had doubts about it and lost interest. I think someone on here made one work though. Was it Andy949494 ?? I'd love to know more.

Jaffa, it sounds as though you were near a radio mast or other transmitter. They say it can swamp the signal from your key fob.

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smidget

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smidget says:

Hi frazmataz

In your picture to the bottom left there is an eyelet terminal which is not attached to anything.

Did you disconect it?

What colour wires are fitted to the eyelet?

To remove the alarm you will first have to locate the covert wires and the spliced connections, remove these one at a time solder the correct wires back together.

Albert88

Due to the fact that the majority of bike manufacturers only fit the minimum capacity battery, the addition of an alarm will drain the bike battery over a short time. Also as the battery ages it becomes less capable of retaining it's optimum level of charge and therefore it will lose it's charge quicker. All alarms have to be fitted properly otherwise they will not work.

To run an alarm you will have to upgrade to a larger capacity battery this in turn means an increase in physical size, which then means you have to modify the bike to allow the larger battery to be fitted.

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