Datatool Evo Immobiliser/Alarm problems

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by ikefor, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. ikefor

    ikefor Guest

    Hey anyone had a problem with the immobiliser system, just took my 2003
    GSXR Hayabusa for a washing and waxing, next thing the alarm system
    started making this funny noise.
    Afterwards, i tried to start the bike and it won't start, makes a clikc
    sound around the fuse box next to the battery. Read about de-spike the
    alarm system from datatool website..Has anyone had this problem and ne
    ideas how i can resolve this.
    ikefor, Mar 25, 2006
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  2. ikefor

    Pip Guest

    Just about everybody that has a Datatool.
    Resolution can only be reliably achieved by ripping the fucker out.
    Pip, Mar 25, 2006
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  3. Check all your fuses are dry , clean and functional , including the inline
    fuse for the alarm system , make sure battery terminals and alarm connection
    to the battery are well made and not loose

    Check your battery in the radio fob or try your spare fob

    if all else fails You should have an over ride code (a description of how
    to input it in your alarm manual ) try that

    Steve Robinson, Mar 25, 2006
  4. ikefor

    Lozzo Guest

    As Pip said, rip the fucker out throw it in the bin and if you have to
    have an alarm/immobiliser get a Meta 357 installed.

    Datatool are shite. It will always give you problems.
    Lozzo, Mar 25, 2006
  5. ikefor

    darsy Guest

    whilst that would appear to be the case generally, I've not really had
    any problems with mine.
    darsy, Mar 25, 2006
  6. ikefor

    Pip Guest


    I was of the same mind as you; the Evo fitted to my RF survived for
    two years (unless you count the time when it wouldn't disarm at Ally
    Pally due to interference) until it failed at the BMF, following an
    hour in the pissing rain. It would only go into service mode and kept
    a good part of the campsite awake all night with the bleep. The next
    day it failed altogether when I wanted to go home, so a nice **** from
    the RAC ripped it out there and then.

    On inspection, the case was watertight, even though it had been fitted
    in the worst place possible beneath the bodywork over the rear wheel
    and was encrusted in road shite. So it wasn't a damp problem, just
    that its time had come.

    It is only a matter of time.
    Pip, Mar 25, 2006
  7. ikefor

    darsy Guest

    I've had the bike nearly 4 years, and the alarms been fitted to the
    bike ~5 years.

    True, it's dry garaged nearly all of the time, so that may be a factor.

    I've had many more problems with the Spyball Patriot fitted to the 7R.

    I'm not a Datatool evangelist or anything - if I had my druthers, I'd
    prefer not to have alarms/immobilisers on any of my bikes[1] - I'm just
    mentioning that I appear to be one of the lucky ones where Datatool are

    [1] both bikes bought 2nd hand with the things already fitted - I've
    never bought a new bike with an alarm, or retro fitted one to any bike
    I've bought.
    darsy, Mar 25, 2006
  8. ikefor

    Lozzo Guest

    darsy said...
    I'm lucky that I'm at an age and live in an area where I can get
    affordable insurance without the need for an alarm on any of my bikes. I
    really do despise the bloody things. I had a Datatool on the 9R, I found
    it a PITA when I was filling up with fuel, and one night it woke the
    whole neighbourhood at 2-30am by sounding off for no good reason and
    wouldn't disarm itself. The next day I ripped it out and soldered all
    the original wiring back to how it should have been.

    I won't have an alarm fitted to another bike, if I buy a bike with one
    fitted then the alarm will be removed as soon as I get it home.
    Lozzo, Mar 25, 2006
  9. ikefor

    darsy Guest

    When I bought the 'blade, the insurer I was with (Carole Nash) insisted
    on an alarm. My current insurers (Motorcycle Direct) don't have this as
    a requirement, so whatever bike replaces the 'blade won't have one.

    I'm a bit lazy, see.
    darsy, Mar 25, 2006
  10. The Datatool system 3 or system 21 can put in ferry mode for fuelling with
    one click on the fob don't know about the earlier systems though
    Never had any problems with mine, system 21
    Steve Robinson, Mar 25, 2006
  11. ikefor

    Kiran Guest

    But it means you still have to arse around with the alarm fob before you
    fill up.

    I've never been keen on having the alarm fob on the same keyring as the
    ignition key as I'd imagine it wouldn;t last too long with all the rattling
    around. The only one I thought was ok was a Meta one where they cut the
    ignition key into the combined key/fob unit. Still, that's no use on Hondas
    because of HISS etc. Suppose it could be ok with a Suzuki, but the GSXR came
    with a Datatool already fitted.
    Kiran, Mar 25, 2006
  12. True , however you can programme the alarm not to self arm on the system 3 /
    21 units.

    I tend not to have the fob on the key ring anyway
    Steve Robinson, Mar 25, 2006
  13. ikefor

    darsy Guest

    well, that describes my 'blade, OK.
    however, it gets a regular jet-wash when in use, and there's never been
    any alarm problems.
    darsy, Mar 25, 2006
  14. ikefor

    darsy Guest

    as others have said, check the fuses.

    Also, take a hair-dryer to it.
    darsy, Mar 25, 2006
  15. Never thought of that one have to check the policy
    thanks wessie

    Steve Robinson, Mar 25, 2006
  16. ikefor

    darsy Guest

    I think Wessie's right, but how the **** would the inscos be able to
    darsy, Mar 25, 2006
  17. ikefor

    darsy Guest

    well, yes, *ding*.

    "it was armed when I left it".
    darsy, Mar 25, 2006
  18. ikefor

    Pip Guest

    Said the driver in NZ, caught speeding yesyerday.
    Pip, Mar 25, 2006
  19. And the DataTool I had was prone to "sticking" in ferry mode when

    Never had that problem yet , which model did you have ?
    Steve Robinson, Mar 25, 2006
  20. In, Lozzo belched forth and ejected the following:
    Whinging Courier, Mar 25, 2006
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