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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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Triumph factory alarm system?

Has any one installed the factory alarm system? How hard is the installation? And what does it do?
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Enter the alarm part number A9808085 into this site:

http://www.triumphinstructions.com/

You can download the instruction sheets and see for yourself what's involved.
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Lots horror stories on the factory alarms. Unless your in a particularly high theft area, just slap a disk lock on it. There are disk locks with built in alarms.

The factory alarms are great in theory, but there are quite a few stories about them "bricking" the entire bike. Lots of better options.

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When I bought my T100, I asked the dealer (San Bernardino, CA) about theft. He said that in all the years that he had owned his Triumph dealership, he had heard about only one theft of a Triumph. According to him, the thieves are interested more in HD's.
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Absolute rubbish only fitted it at the insistance of the insurance company, if you fit just be sure you know how to bypass it.

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.... And what does it do?
lots of troubles
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Absolute rubbish only fitted it at the insistance of the insurance company, if you fit just be sure you know how to bypass it.

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It can be bypassed by re-fitting the dummy plug that comes with the bike, mind you the alarm makers insist on this plug being returned to them to effect insurance cover or something.

I quote from the fitting instructions:

• The alarm connector is an unused black
coloured terminal block. The shorting plug is
the cover for this terminal block which is fitted
with a double hoop of black cable.
The shorting plug must be returned to
DATATOOL
with the registration
documentation.


It's a bit silly considering that any would-be thief or owner could get a replacement dummy plug from their dealer, it's part number T2500396 and costs about $6.

Alternatively a new one can be knocked-up at home using components from the likes of RS. The contacts to be linked up with a piece of wire are 1-2 & 3-5 :

http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/produc...633D4E4F4E4526

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Had mine fitted for about three years and never had a problem. Never had to top the battery up or been hassled in any way. Bike still has it's original (5 yo) battery although it's probably gonna need changing this winter.

Auto-arming is a problem when one is close to official buildings due to the frequency jammers Spanish government institutions all seem to have. Not found a way to disable this feature.

I also heard about possible problems and always have the original loopback plug in my jacket pocket just in case - touch wood never needed it!

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I think I would just stay away from it. On the 2013 Thurxton, there is an Alarm light in the speedometer and I wanted to complete its function. But where I live... I don't really need one.
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