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I asked my & Melbourne dealer for a quote (they can't or wont say yet, because the 9T list wasn't in their computer yet) - so we based it on the new 2013/14 R1200R.

AUS$ 450 plus approx. AUS$120 for installation.

So I ask the guy about which options the (super)BMW alarm system offers - for all THAT money:

- motion sensor? yep
- shrill alarm sound? yep
- immobilizer? nope (already exists via chip in bike key)
- remote on/off? nope
- GPS locator? nope
- SMS message to mobile phone in case of alarm trigger? nope

... nah mate, he says, it's NOT THAT SOPHISTICATED !!!!

WTH???

Best motorcycle alarm systems as per NetRider, etc, (Scorpion, ...) cost around AUS$160 - AUS$250. With some tinkering and installation I should be able to get a top-of-the-range alarm system for around $350, doing way more than BMW's ....

Maybe I'm a bit too paranoid about keeping my bike ... after all, we're in Tassie. Any suggestions?
 

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i have never purchased a BMW alarm system...
for me: just another electronic "device" to go bad and leave me stranded
after the EWS issues and the "RING ANTENNA" with several of their bikes in the past
no BMW alarm for me
 

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I asked my & Melbourne dealer for a quote (they can't or wont say yet, because the 9T list wasn't in their computer yet) - so we based it on the new 2013/14 R1200R.

AUS$ 450 plus approx. AUS$120 for installation.

So I ask the guy about which options the (super)BMW alarm system offers - for all THAT money:

- motion sensor? yep
- shrill alarm sound? yep
- immobilizer? nope (already exists via chip in bike key)
- remote on/off? nope
- GPS locator? nope
- SMS message to mobile phone in case of alarm trigger? nope

... nah mate, he says, it's NOT THAT SOPHISTICATED !!!!

WTH???

Best motorcycle alarm systems as per NetRider, etc, (Scorpion, ...) cost around AUS$160 - AUS$250. With some tinkering and installation I should be able to get a top-of-the-range alarm system for around $350, doing way more than BMW's ....

Maybe I'm a bit too paranoid about keeping my bike ... after all, we're in Tassie. Any suggestions?
It's not a new alarm system, it's the DWA6, that is installed since years. I have the same in my 2010 GSA and ist was not new then. The factsheet of DWA are well known and public since years...
 

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i have never purchased a BMW alarm system...
for me: just another electronic "device" to go bad and leave me stranded
after the EWS issues and the "RING ANTENNA" with several of their bikes in the past
no BMW alarm for me
the "RING ANTENNA" topic has long gone. It has vanished with the 2010 models
 

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the "RING ANTENNA" topic has long gone. It has vanished with the 2010 models
i know
but, to me.... the alarm is just another impediment to starting the bike if it "goes bad."

i don't leave my bike where i can't see it
and, it is garaged at night
 

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Report that trip meter zeros & resets itself related to optional alarm system. Dec. 2013 in USA
I agree with Clearwater moderator about the BMW alarm. NG.
The immobilizer with the original key is good. IMO
 

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I agree, it doesn't prevent the bike from getting stolen. But there are also other situations, where it can be helpful.
For example, when somebody bowls down the bike ... happened this year in the Dolomite Alps.
 

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One thing I would like to invest on is a gps tracker system. You just have to act on it quick when it does start moving since there is so little places on bikes to hide these units it wouldn;t take them long to locate it and remove.
 

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One thing I would like to invest on is a gps tracker system. You just have to act on it quick when it does start moving since there is so little places on bikes to hide these units it wouldn;t take them long to locate it and remove.
Just one more line of defense, having easy access to your bike does help. Parking it at the right places help too. The movie theatres shouldn't be one of them.

Too many car guys and riders make that mistake and their rides go missing while they're enjoy a movie.
 

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quote: Wonder how much it would cost to ship my NineT over to Tasmania. Sounds like a great place for a long ride with another NineT rider. Unless of course, those Tasmanian devils will bite through our tubed tires!

hey rkevwill, you & your missus are more than welcome to come on over .... best time is between Dec & March, don't worry - season should be good to scrape up plenty of roadkill for our slow roast dinners. Best leave your formal wear at home-on-the-ranch, us Tassies only just managed to shed the convict garb 70 odd years ago, now we're most comfortable when relaxing into flipflops round the bbq. Blokes can go easy - sheilas MUST dress up though. haha
If you bring along plenty of COOL souvenirs from wherever you hail from - you might even persuade me to chop some wood, fire up the pizza oven and feed you some of Tasmania's finer cuisine. Must be cool souvenirs though - no Gorilla-Supercheap-Chickenfeed-Poundstretcher-Ultra-Low-Buy-1-get-3-FREE-tshirt for toddlers ... :)
Or, if you maxed out your spending limit - your stories better be good!
Or you've gotta sing for your meal ....

... anyway, what I'm trying to convey here is that Tassie usually manages to put on the best weather and we'll try to raise the hospitality bar a notch or two.

btw, we've experienced our fair share of hospitality from friendly strangers in Europe/USA/Scotland and Australia - who in turn became good friends of ours - and are keen to pass on help & hospitality if possible, such an easy way to make new friends eh?

Let me use this opportunity to also throw the invitation out to other NICE members of this forum ... if you find yourself en route to, or in Tassie, give us a 'HOI' in time so we can stack the freezer with wallaby, possum and maybe some tiger snake (needs to hang a bit to get the taste right) ... you wont even know what you're chewing when all that garlic/oregano/cumin hits your taste buds. Ha! Washed down with one of the Worlds BEST beers 'Boags Premium' .... y'know you wanna come .....
 

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Alarm is practically useless on the 90T. First of all the bike had great immobiliser. Virtually impossible to start the bike without the key.

Also the wireharness of the bike is separated in sections and you have to go pretty far in the guts of the bike which would take a specialist to put it back again and ride it. In the meantime costing a few thousand $$$ in damage.

Unless they pick up the bike with a crane ( happened to mine once) and go do their dirty deeds somewhere private, then you have no worries thus no alarm needed.

Then again if you have money to burn I won't hold you back.
 
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