Originally Posted by 9mmkungfu
Got it. So there's no "button" to press to arm or disarm then? It's simply activated/deactivated with the key/ignition?
If you're talking about the bmw factory alarm it can be a little tricky. There are multiple ways to set it up to your preference. The way mine came from the factory was such that you do have to press the key fob for activation. After an hour of activation you can't just press deactivate though. You have to turn the bike on with the key which deactivates it. Also, if you park your bike and wait longer than three minutes before activating the alarm, you have to turn the bike on and off again before you can activate with key fob. You CAN set it up so that it's activated simply by removing the key form ignition. I chose not to for instances such as filling up gas. I didn't want to have to deal with disarming and alarming just for that. But it's all in the manual. There are more advanced settings only the dealer can access for you such as how many days the red alarm light will blink on your dash. It goes up to 10 days I believe. I chose 3 so as to not drain the battery. Ask your dealer for help.
Sound complicated? Sort of is, but I got used to it. Now it's no problem