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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 2005, 11:35 pm Thread Starter
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It's not waterproof

My three year old KRS that I just bought came with a theft alarm. The key fob with the buttons lays out in the weather and when I ride in the rain ( The man who made me a custom seat who is called Rich said BMW'S are made to ride in the rain, so I do) it will fog up due to the fact that it is not waterproof. How do you all use your alarm systems in the rain? I have looked for a cover for these things and they do not exist.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 2005, 10:01 am
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I don't have the BMW alarm on mine. How about taking the remote off the key chain and keep it in your pocket? I have seen one time, walking into a Toyota dealer Parts Dept. over the couter, they had a leather like pouch with clear vinyl that was meant to keep a remote inside. Only about $6.00. Worth a try.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 2005, 8:09 pm
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It's obvious that you need a key fob condom.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 4th, 2006, 3:45 pm
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This is news to me - I ride in the rain quite a bit and I've had no problems with the BMW alarm/fob. Depending on how you have it set up, you may find it easier to use the alarm 'dongle' (I'm sure there is a technical term for it - it looks like an exxon mobil speedpass device) rather than the fob.

Have you actually had any problems with the fob?
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 2006, 6:37 am
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I always keep the key and the alarm buttons separately. Maybe I'm paranoid but I figure that if someone steals your ignition key it's not going to be much use without the alarm buttons, which I keep on a lanyard.

I also think that it's not a good idea to have things unnecessarily bouncing around on the top yoke, probably marking it.

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