Alarm systems


Alarm systems

Postby Hawk451 » Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:13 am

Anyone have an alarm system fitted to their X? I may be getting another '82 soon and I think I'll install systems on both. Scorpio i500 on my ZZR1200 has been good, any other suggestions? Thanks
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Postby alimey4u2 » Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:07 am

Got a factory one on my BMW, works fine but switches off after 3 days to save the battery. If you leave your bike a long while in a garage, you may want to add a trickle charger also......
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Postby Hawk451 » Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:05 pm

Noticed this problem on the Zed, both it and my '82 fitted with battery tender. I understand that the westco battery generally doesn't recover from a deep discharge. Cheers.
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Postby alimey4u2 » Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:49 pm

Hawk451 wrote: I understand that the westco battery generally doesn't recover from a deep discharge. Cheers.


Interesting you should say that as I have one on each bike & struggle to fully discharge them... :lol: You may well be correct on that though, my oldest (5 years) may give up the ghost in my lifetime but no signs as yet... 8) Expensive over here so I won't test out your hypothesis Hawk451, I will take your word for it..... :thumupp:
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Postby EMS » Sat Jun 09, 2007 8:55 pm

AGM batteries, of which the Westco is one of, do indeed not tolerate deep discharges. They take a longe time to discharge to begin with, but if you neglect them beyond a certain amount they will not forgive you. :!:
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Postby alimey4u2 » Sun Jun 10, 2007 5:15 am

Thanks, good info guys, I must admit these batteries have accepted (up to now) all the neglect I can give them..... :lol:
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