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what's the best alarm out? (ease of install, price, features)

i've been shopping around and that scorpio looks to be a favorite, although pricey. anyone have experience with this one?
 

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I did some research and the Scorpio seems to be one of better names around. Bit of a long story but worth it in the end ...

I emailed the company and got a very good response from a sales guy. He told me to contact a local distributor who told me call a local retailer. The local retailer told me 5 weeks at $600 (CDN). I emailed the manufacturer back ([email protected]) and then called him. We did a deal for $330(US) for the Scorpio-Si500SE (all the toys included - immobilizer, perimeter sensor, battery backup and wiring harness (called a SUZ-3)) and he shipped it 2 hours later.

It will be here today or tomorrow. Installation should be piece of cake as the wiring harness is plug'n play. I will let you know how the installation goes in a couple of days.
 

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Is having an alarm really better? seems like you are just locking your doors in a convertable (dont do it)
I am new to street bike ownership and have always heard that if they want it they just get 4 guys and lift it into a truck.
I figure my lock will be loud as hell if someone messes with her... and that should deter any casual criminals.
Am I wrong? enlighten me. I would rather not have the hassel/cost of it being stolen. Good insurance or no...

Sledzep
 

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well, i like the scorpio because of the pager. sure, a loud alarm may or may not deter someone, but if i get a page immediately, i can run out there and bust someone's head in.
 

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The pager was a major draw to the Scorpio for me as well - plus the proximity detector has some deterence and a bit of 'wow' factor. Even four guys are going take a while picking up a 700 lb bike and I'm pretty sure I can cover 1/2 mile with my bat before they can get it loaded.

As for insurance, I'm not sure that I would get a break on the rate as the metric cruisers here are classed as low risk (compared to the HD crowd who get the discount for an alarm). I should inquire about it though just to make sure.
 

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I have the scorpio alarm, paid $299 with all the bells and toys . I worked with [email protected], I was the first M109r to contact them. I had a copy of the wiring harness and send pictures to him and he sent a free wiring harness to try out for them. As best I recall it was the SUZ-7 or 6 ( I had a few beers since then and those brain cell were taking up space swo they were free to go !)

What I like the most is watch the reaction of people coming up to the bike to check it out and the perimeter alarm starts chirping at them. They ALWAYS back up and start looking around ! :evil: :evil:

With the alarm properly installed and even with the motorcycle's key in , it won't crank !!

The only wire that I spliced into the the fuel pressure , just below the fuse box. Take a small flat head to clip hald the fuse box in place and it come right up and makes it easy to get to the wires.
 

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I purchased a Intramatrix alarm for $ 139.00 with paging system up to a 1/2 mile and perimeter guard. I had it installed but I was told it was really easy to do. I was looking for my paperwork but can't remember where I stashed them (go figure) anyway you can go to intramatrix.com and see all the features they offer. I ride mine to work often and it is definitely a sound peace of mine with the paging system. I was also at a bike show last night and saw a new system with satellite tracking and would also send a single to ems if you drop the bike. It was pretty costly and there is a monthly fee for service as well.
 

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ok, just put the scorpio on minus the ignition disable (got too late). i like it a lot. it's small, light, and easy to hook up. i especially like the perimeter sensor and the pager.

for those of you that get the generic wiring kit with it, i figured out which wires are which...the m109 has different wiring than listed for other suzukis. ended up being:

ground: black w/ white stripe
tail: grey
left turn: black
right turn: light blue

i'll post pics of the install locations tomorrow after i get the ignition disable in.
 

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pic of the install...



1) is the location of the main unit, it's in the side, hard to see.
2) is where i put the perimeter sensor. it's got 360 vis all around when on side stand
3) the place where the T connectors splice into the rear turn signal/brake light
 

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Do you know where the ignition wires are located? I got a different alarm, that has two wires to splice into the bike's ignition wire.
 

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sorry, i don't. i tried putting on my ignition kill, but i don't know where they are either. i'm waitin for my shop manual to come in.
 

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OK. I'm going to search for it when they deliver my bike tomorrow. Bought it Saturday and rode it for 2 miles, then noticed the dreaded oil overfill. Rode it back to the dealer. The took the air cleaner off and clean the filter and cleaner housing, plus other parts where the oil spilled. I was having such a good time riding in the rain.

If I find it, I'll let you know.
 

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The orange wire and orange wire with a yellow stripe leading into the fuse box are the ignition wires. The fuse box is labeled at the top - the ignition fuse is 15 amps and is the 3rd fuse from the left. Note that the fuse box opens at the right.

When your alarm is set ON and disables the ignition, the tach face will light up (some features won't display), but you won't hear the zzzzzzzzz sound. The bike won't start.

Unfortunately, my alarm has a couple of features that do not work. Gotta return the Chatterbox 2002 for an exchange. Oh well, at least I know a little about the bike's wiring.
 

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sweet. thanks threexl, and bummer about the broken alarm.



another pic of the alarm unit i took when i had body parts off. it's velcro'd in there with some foam around it.
 
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