I have it and I think its worth having...Lets say your out somewhere and your bike is just out of your site, the alarm on the bike will chirp if someone budges the bike let alone try to steal it. Good deterent for keeping someone from sitting on your bike when they shouldnt be. The Alarm is LOUD! As loud as a car alarm....
A local dealer here sells an aftermarket siren AND pager system that hooks up directly to the HD alarm exactly like the optional factory siren, plug and play so to speak. It was roughly $200 for the unit and pager. I have also seen them in catalogs too. I plan on getting this rather than the factory siren, the pager system seems like a great feature. The range seemed quite far as well.
Well I went ahead and bid and won one off Ebay last night. It is the siren kit. I would like to have the one with the pager set-up as well. I will have to check into that. I play pool at a lot of different bars and was thinking with the siren kit I could hear it inside but now that I think about it alot of the bars are a bit loud. With the pager one it would not matter if I could hear it or not.
Congrat's on winning one! YOu will find the "alarm" with the "audio option" gives ya just that much more security over a bike without one, and sometimes that all it takes for a theft to move onto the next bike and spare yours!
I have the factory siren also...but I added a piezo element and very high intensity blue LED to the security circuit.
When the system is active (not tripped) it chirps once every second and emits a blue beam. When tripped, the regular HD siren takes over.
Just another deterrent that implies, "I'm armed and you have no idea what kind of system I am because you've never heard this before."
I have the factory alarm system. Help me to get a better insurance rate. I would like to hear about the pager if anybody has more information please post. Also Chops I agree with LowFlyer please post the wiring diagram. Thanks
I've got the siren - I don't think the alarm's worth much without it.
Chops - I'd be interested in more detail also, sounds like a great idea. How much drain is it on your battery, or does it work off the alarm source?
I have the security system with the siren. There is a visual blinking key symbol in the speedometer when they are set. (I don't know if the blinking symbol is from the siren or the basic system.) I think that if a bad guy jars the bike causing the siren to "chirp" or sees the key symbol blinking, it's easier for him to move on to a bike that doesn't have any alarm.