Scorpio SR-i800S Security System
OK But Could Be Better
I've heard horror stories about the Harley alarms and leaving people stranded and having to have their bikes towed to a dealer so I wanted an alternative. I tried one of the cheap alarms but ended up throwing it in the trash. I did some extensive research and looked at two alternatives, the Gorilla alarm and the Scorpio SR-i800. The reviews weren't that good for the Gorilla alarm so I opted for the Scorpio alarm. I didn't feel I needed the extra features or expense of the SR-i900 and this seemed to be what I was looking for. After receiving the Scorpio SR-i800 alarm system with the factory connector kit for my 2005 Harley Ultra Classic, the installation couldn't be easier and the alarm certainly seemed like a high quality unit. I didn't bother with the proximity sensor as I'd read mixed reviews and thought the shock and tilt sensor would be adequate for my needs. After the alarm was installed, I wanted to test the sensor. The tilt sensor worked great and as soon as I brought the bike up off the kick stand, the alarm went off. However, the shock sensor was a different story. I tried everything I could to make the shock sensor go off from hitting the seat to smacking the frame to shaking the bike as hard as I could but nothing would set off the alarm. I ended up RMAing the alarm to the manufacturer, Aritronix in Scottsdale, AZ, for testing and possible replacement. The folks I spoke with at Aritronix couldn't be any nicer but they said the alarm tested fine! I tried to explain all the things I had done to set it off without success but they assured me it was working fine so they shipped it back to me. I installed the unit again and again, the shock sensor wouldn't go off. I turned the sensitivity all the way up to 5 and only then could I occasionally set it off. I would think with 5 settings that if it were turned up to 5 a cat would set it off but that just wasn't the case. In the end, I'm going to live with it. I store my bike in the garage and really wanted some extra protection if I went on an overnight trip so as long as it goes off is somebody is really messing with it that's better than nothing. I've also done as the experts have suggested and use a high quality chain and lock plus a cover to keep it out of sight. That's the best I can do besides increasing my insurance coverage. I wished the shock sensor was better but that's really my only complaint at this point. Time will tell if it actually lasts.
March 13, 2016
Faulty after 5 months
When I first installed this alarm it worked amazing. After a few months however, I started running into issues. I had the auto sense set up, and it stopped recognizing my key fob. So whenever I went near it, and started the bike the alarm would go off. I took the battery out of the fob, and adjusted the prong connecting the battery, and it started working again. I had to do that a few times, and it finally quit on me this morning. It wouldn't recognize the key fob at all, and it constantly went off and stopped then started again. I had to get to work, so I unplugged it from the bike and took it out, but of course it's still going off because of the backup battery and wailing til the sun doesn't shine. Once I took the battery out the stupid thing finally shut up. So no, I do not recommend this alarm. I wish there were better options out there and it's a great concept but very flawed in execution.
March 2, 2016
if basic security is what you need, A+
I bought it not long ago. after installation works just FINE. i had that with perimeter sensor, together it is next to impossible mess with the bike. i have some accessories on the bike like after market exhaust etc, when you get close and spend 2 sec around the alarm goes off. absolutely loved it. if you need two way remote it is not your system but i park my bike always close by so if the alarm works i have the feedback by nature :) thank you oh and the bike gixxer600
June 4, 2015