Datatool Veto Evo Alarm Question

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Datatool Veto Evo Alarm Question

Hi,
my battery is completely flat so have just bought an optimate3. However when i try to take the battery off the alarm goes off even though i've dissarmed it.

I could put the alarm in service mode but then it will beep every 15 seconds, which will p*ss all the neighbours off as i'll need to charge it for a day at least.

If anyone has any suggestions other than taking a hammer to the alarm (which i feel like doing at the moment) then i'd be very grateful to hear to you.

Thanks
Spingoed.

the only way you can get the battery off is to put it in service mode like you say cause otherwise it will just go off all the time!best thing to do is put it in service mode then get some rag and cover up the alarm siren and tape it up this will muffle the beeping considerable

Can't you charge the battery in situ?

Personally I'd junk the alarm.Guy at work is having loads of grief with a 6 month old Datatool, and my Laserline on my old TL-S was so crap that I cut it out and lived happily ever after

Have you got a mate you could borrow a spare battery from? The Veto Evo has an internal 9v rechargeable battery, if you can disconnect this it will not go off. If the main battery is disconnected this will eventually go flat, but it'll take a while.There's two allen bolts which secure the alarm unit in place, and six security screws which hold the cover closed. The security screws will come undone if you hammer a flat screwdriver into them.I suspect that your insurance company might not like you doing this tho.

You can buy those "security" drivers from Screwfix, Maplin & others for a couple of quid. Can't see the point of the security screws myself as real thieves will just smash them up.

Thanks for the replies folks. I can't just charge it in situ as the Optimate will not go into recovery mode (which i will need) whilst the battery is on the bike. I'll try putting it into service mode later and muffling the 15 second beep. Reading the alarm instructions though i'm not sure i'll be able to do this. After pressing the 'O' button, you have to turn the ignition on and press the 'O' button again. My battery is so dead that nothing comes on when i turn the key!Perhaps a hammer is the best solution after all.Thanks for your help!

iansoady wrote

You can buy those "security" drivers from Screwfix, Maplin & others for a couple of quid. Can't see the point of the security screws myself as real thieves will just smash them up.

I think they are primarily to keep meddling owners out really.

Leave the battery on the bike. Connect the Optimate and let the bike alarm go off. Using the alarm fob, switch off the bike alarm.Works for me.

Charging the battery on the bike is the logical solution, I presume that isn't possible, otherwise why remove it?You can normally pretty effectively dull the sound of the alarm by gaffa taping over the holes that let the sound out. It might be enough to dull the irritating beep in service mode. I'm afraid that beep is the reason why I wouldn't get another datatool alarm out of choice. That and that squarking you get when you touch the bike on newer alarms (can you turn that off permanently?).

on the new datatool s4 you can turn the movement sensor off completely

You can on the S3 as well. And of course if you have the security drivers you can take the top off and disconnect the siren so it doesn't beep at you. Just remember to reconnect it afterwards.

I have this same alarm and find it a pain as well. Issues I have...Sometimes come back to the bike and the alarm for some reason has gone off. Seems overly sensitive. Possibly when the exhaust makes noises as it cools..like a pop. My manual says I can customize a couple of things by either grounding a blue or yellow cable. I can't work out how to do this though as all the wirse just seem to go back inside the loom and looks tricky. I can tun off the motion detection by holding down the Triangle button when the bike is armed (if it is set to arm with motion detection on). Which is fine as I can then work on the bike without the bleeding thing going off all the time and beeping. But as has been pointed out, if I want to disconnect the battery that sounds like it will start making it go off. Theres probably going to be times when Im going to need to do this. Yeah I could put in service mode, but I wont live with that beep. Maybe "iansoady" can expand on the below: ?

iansoady wrote

And of course if you have the security drivers you can take the top off and disconnect the siren so it doesn't beep at you. Just remember to reconnect it afterwards.

What I would like to be able to do is set my alarm to have the warning (pre-activation alert) when it is moved/shocked rather than instant trigger mode which it has now. This can be changed by grounding or not grounding the blue or yellow cable it says but as I say, looks trickier than it sounds. Finally, I want to customize the sensitivity to movement/shock as its too sensitive, but this is apparently dealer change only. Can these alarms not be disconnected at all then? No way to just turn them off for a bit?Thanks for any help.

I am having a similar problem. I left my triumph sprint with veto evo too long and it drained the battery. I got a new battery put the acid in, trickle charged it and replaced it into the holding space on my sprint. Now when I try to reconnect the main battery I get deafened by the siren. The fob no longer seems to turn the alarm on or off .

I tried holding both buttons to reconnect but still no effect, I am a novice to mechanics so I dread the next step of taking off the fairings and other bits to search for tha alarm unit

I have a datatool veto evo alarm , led is so dim you can hardly see it , sent it away to have the circuit board tested and they say it's fine , also the led itself works fine , does anyone have any ideas thanks Chris

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