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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 2009, 3:52 pm Thread Starter
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How much is a alarm for a 2006 K1200GT and is it worth it.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 2009, 4:30 pm
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The BMW branded one is garbage. Not two-way. No proximity.

Better is this one: Scorpio Motorcycle Alarm


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Thanks Mack. Have you put one on a BMW? I noticed they didn't have a plug and play for BMW's. I am going to look into it further.

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Thanks Mack. Have you put one on a BMW? I noticed they didn't have a plug and play for BMW's. I am going to look into it further.
Yes, I have one one on mine with the proximity sensor on the oil tank. Mine's their older 600 series and not the fancier new 900 one. I see they are on sale now until August 15th.

If you search ths forum you will find how I did it. You cannot use the CAN-BUS BMW lights though. I bought some external LED pod things at Cycle Gear and it flashes those instead (I stuck them below the seat on both sides). You can wire it direct to the battery as I recall. Mine's stuck with Velcro to the inside of the left rear curved cowling where the saddle bag mounts are. There is a trigger wire that might be able to go to the GPS's plug-in wire (mine's into some switched (ignition) hot lead the dealer found).

I usually arm it as I leave a lot of stuff on the bike (GPS, radar detector, VIO cameras (2 of 'em), aerial bear detector (paranoid x2), XM radio, Sony X-Series Walkman, etc.). I had it go off while I was in a xxx place somewhere in Nevada and I had to run out and see what was up since the pocket remote fob went into the vibrate and full beeping mode alerting me someone was near the bike. Turns out it was the restaurant chef doing some delivery work and pushed his cart too close to the bike and tripped it. I set it for about a 3 foot radius (some park too close to it) and it's siren and lights work very well (a few chirps and then full siren!).


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+1 on the scorpio i600. It just works and takes only and hour to install and the proximity alarm is great for stopping guys from pluncking their kids down on the seat for a ride. I feel better in motels know it will go off if any one gets too close. If I have removed all the expensive gadgetry from the bars then the motion sensing/tipping sensing keeps em from rolling it into a van, as the remote will wake me and I can run out in my underwear and throw motel nic-knacks at them. Look online for sales, and keep the remote charged up.

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Thanks Mack and Larry. I think that's the way I'll go.

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A friend of mine has the Scorpion SR-i600 installed, her husband has the Scorpion SR-i900. She recommends the 600 over the 900 mostly due to the remote. Apparently, the 600 takes normal batteries which last longer, but the 900 requires a wall charger for the remote. And if the remote gets low and you don't have the charger, then it gets really hard to disable the alarm.

I have the factory BMW alarm, but hardly ever use it.

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This looks like an interesting alarm, thinking seriously about going this route. Anyone else have one of these?

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A friend of mine has the Scorpion SR-i600 installed, her husband has the Scorpion SR-i900. She recommends the 600 over the 900 mostly due to the remote. Apparently, the 600 takes normal batteries which last longer, but the 900 requires a wall charger for the remote. And if the remote gets low and you don't have the charger, then it gets really hard to disable the alarm.

I have the factory BMW alarm, but hardly ever use it.

My scorpio 600 remote uses a wall charger. A charge lasts days and days I I pack it like my phone charger for motel charging.

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I was thinking about the 600. I'll check into it some more.

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