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Offline Coconut

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Prompted by meeting an Aprilia owner at the NMA Alrewas yesterday,
who's bike wouldn't start because the battery in his key fob had gone flat  :233:
I wondered what I would do in the same situation  :187:

The Datatool alarm system fitted as an option by Triumph does have
a method of turning the alarm system off, if the key fob doesn't work,
by using a "PIN" code to turn the Ignition On and Off in a certain sequence.

The ( not so easy to remember ) instructions are on a Credit card sized card
together with a written note of the PIN number.

I don't really want to to keep that card in or on the bike, for obvious reasons,
and usually carry it with me in my wallet, but "Sods Law" says
the day I need it  will be the day I've left it at home  :138:

As an alternative back up ( which might also be useful if I come across any other stranded bikers ),
I now have some replacement batteries which are stored in the waterproof box under the riders seat,
together with a tiny cross head screwdriver - needed to take the fob apart.  The battery type is CR 1616 ( 3 volt ).




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Re: Datatool Alarm system - What to do if the Fob battery goes flat !
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2014, 04:13:41 pm »
On the same note.  I always used to keep my fob on the key ring until a friend got to the destination for a coffee.  Turned the bike off only to find the vibration or wind had wrecked the fob and it had fallen to bits.  Yes the spare was at home.  had not set a pin number (or could not remember one).  So I had to give them a lift 100 miles or so home pick up the other fob and 100 miles or so back.  Made it a long day.  I wasn't on the TT then so not so easy on the backside either.

Since then I kept the fob separate in teh pocket and eventually just got rid of the damn alarm anyway.

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Re: Datatool Alarm system - What to do if the Fob battery goes flat !
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2014, 07:59:06 pm »
Good idea to carry the batteries or a spare fob Coconut.

I ended up ripping the Datatool alarm off my Fazer. It was a complete nightmare for false alarms and flattened bike batteries REALLY quickly.

Not put one on the Trophy.

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Re: Datatool Alarm system - What to do if the Fob battery goes flat !
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2014, 12:51:50 pm »
Alarm? What alarm?! As my favorite childhood advisor always says: "What me worry?"  :151:  Sheesh, that's what "replacement value" insurance is for! ( not to mention rental car insurance too!)  :182: -Dr Ron
PS: "I have a unique talent set", If you steal by bike, I will find you and I will kill you.  :017:
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Growing up is OPTIONAL !!

 



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