Meta M357 TV2 alarm help please

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by MatthewA, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. MatthewA

    MatthewA Guest

    After buying a bike, this alarm was already fitted and the motion
    detection does not seem to work. Any one else got this alarm that knows
    its faults and habits?

    MatthewA, Jul 21, 2007
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  2. MatthewA

    christofire Guest

    The manual can be found here:

    When you say it doesn't work, do you mean it activates the alarm when
    the bike isn't jostled, or doesn't activate it when the bike is jostled?
    christofire, Jul 21, 2007
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  3. MatthewA

    MatthewA Guest

    Thanks for the link. Currently it auto sets and immobilizes the engine
    but if i shake the bike no alarm goes off, even after waiting 10 mins...
    MatthewA, Jul 21, 2007
  4. MatthewA

    christofire Guest

    I'd make sure it's still fitted, in case the previous owner got fed up
    with it and removed/disabled it. You could try:

    Ignition on, then off, then arm the system and keep the button pressed
    until you get an extra beep/indicator flash. This should disable the
    motion sensor (see "Arming the alarm without movement sensor" in the

    Also, if you arm it, then shake the bike immediately after it should
    beep to tell you the motion sensor is detecting movement (See "Alarm
    test" in the manual).

    It may be that the sensor doesn't work, or has been placed in such a
    way that the motion of picking the bike up off the stand doesn't set it
    off. Try rocking it back and forth. If it still doesn't work, I'd see
    it as a godsend. If you really want motion detection, get a Xena
    disclock with the alarm built in.
    christofire, Jul 21, 2007
  5. It defaults to immobiliser, but you have to press the button while it is
    disarmed to arm the alarm.
    Martin Coogan, Jul 21, 2007
  6. MatthewA

    MatthewA Guest

    Ok great thanks guys.... PS i do have a Xena on order already, i get the
    hint that the motion sensor alarm might get annoying.. or goes off a lot?
    MatthewA, Jul 21, 2007
  7. Mine doesn't, at least not on the few occasions I've set the alarm. As alarm
    immobilisers go, this one isn't a pain in the arse, unlike the Spyball I had
    which seemed to need two presses before it woke up.
    Martin Coogan, Jul 21, 2007
  8. MatthewA

    christofire Guest

    If it wasn't a box of electrics I'd swear mine doesn't like me. It
    seems to know when I'm about 30 seconds outside of fob-range, as it
    picks that moment to set the alarm off. I then have to trudge back,
    disarm, arm it, wait for it to set and be happy, then walk off.
    christofire, Jul 21, 2007
  9. MatthewA

    Pip Luscher Guest

    As someone else said, only the immobilizer arms automatically.

    It's the only alarm system I've ever had on a bike and I never had any
    problems with mine in ten thousand miles and at least three years. Oh,
    apart from a flat battery on occasion.
    Pip Luscher, Jul 21, 2007
  10. MatthewA

    MatthewA Guest

    Thanks... I got it now... and is working fine, apart from the fact i
    only have one key for the bike that has the remote built it. I guess i
    should have had two?

    ANyone had experience in getting another key, where to buy, cost etc for
    a bandit 1200 2001.
    MatthewA, Jul 22, 2007
  11. MatthewA

    Eddie Guest


    I've had Metas on two... no, three bikes now[0], and I've never had any
    of the problems with them that seem to happen to other alarm systems. It
    just works.
    No; the key with built-in remote is made by destroying one of the
    original bike keys to obtain just the "key" bit, which is then fitted to
    the fob (which just contains the innards from one of the normal blippers).
    If you *really* want another key with built-in remote, you should be
    able to get one made up from a normal bike key and your other blipper.

    These days, I keep the ignition key all by itself, and the blipper on a
    separate key ring that's never attached to the bike. Much safer.

    [0] One fitted to a new bike; that bike's alarm was swapped to a new
    bike; and a different bike was purchased with one already fitted.
    Eddie, Jul 22, 2007
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