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Old 08-20-2009, 10:47 AM   #1
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Angry is anything made in china worth a ?

i mean besides the food, the girls, and ak47's?

after the theft of my busa a couple months ago, i got the zx10 and promptly got a scorpio 900 alarm. i figured whats the good of an alarm w/o a ignition kill, right?
it was working great, then suddenly the ignition would cut out briefly on the fwy.
it got worse and worse, and b4 i could take it back to the shop, the thing dies on me at midnight in one of the not so nice parts of houston.
i push the bike 1/8 mile to a motel, check in, come back out, it started back up.
spent the night, next morning, no start again.
15 min later it starts again, i take it to the shop, where they pull it out to be sent back.
this costed me a days work, the $475 installed purchase price, and i'm gonna lose another day's work too.
i asked the shop if i can get a refund if the new one takes a too. he said he's gonna ask them.

does anybody make a good alarm with pager and perimiter sensor?
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:55 AM   #2
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Sounds like it might be an install problem. I've got the same alarm with perimeter and ignition kill. Been on the bike for over a year and never had any problems of any kind with it.

My only complaint is that sometimes it's a little too sensitive, but I'm just too lazy to go adjust it. LOL
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:59 AM   #4
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what a stupid thread title. . .blaming an entire countries production abilities on your experiences with an alarm. FWIW, when I was "in the business", we sold and installed many Scorpio alarms without ANY of them coming back defective.
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should have paid for one of them plug and play alarms oh well
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Sounds like it might be an install problem. I've got the same alarm with perimeter and ignition kill. Been on the bike for over a year and never had any problems of any kind with it.

My only complaint is that sometimes it's a little too sensitive, but I'm just too lazy to go adjust it. LOL
turns out you're right.
perimiter sensor installed too close to the main module.
also settings too sensitive.
the worst part?
the installer is an advertiser here, who sought ME OUT
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should have paid for one of them plug and play alarms oh well
it does have a plug in harness for the ecu.
but what goods an alarm w/o an ignition kill?
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I wouldnt worry about an ignition kill when it comes to motorcycles.

Most all peeps just want to get the bike out of there, not try to start it and move it. So the perimeter alone is enough and is your acting deterant.
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In my experience alarms suck.......they all cause problems or just eventually stop working.

We started selling a GPS/cellular tracker that works pretty good. This thing calls your cell phone the minute it moves and you can track it with gps over the internet anytime you want to check on it. It doesn't wire into your bike other than power & it has an internal back up battery. Plus its way small & easy to hide........
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^^^does it have to be visible to the satelites in order to work?
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so take it back to that installer? I really don't see what the problem is. Mistakes happen and as long as the installer/shop are willing to stand behind their work then all should be ok. Yeah it sucks that it cut out on you in teh middle of the night but so could a dozen other things.
the problem is i had to keep a storage unit this whole time, to ensure i didn't incur my 3rd theft
the problem is it could have been avoided if the installer would have read the directions.
the problem is i could have had the alarm back much sooner had the shop gotten a return authorization in a timely manner.
the problem is i will miss 2 days work b/c someones incompetance.

see the problem NOW?
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