886 Steel Mate Alarm Instructions

Updated April 17, 2017

A motorcycle can be a good way to conserve gas and relax while cruising down a country road, but it's also an investment that you must protect. You can install the Steel Mate model 886 motorcycle alarm on your bike to deter thieves or vandals from targeting your vehicle. Once the unit is professionally installed, you can operate the alarm from a safe distance with a handy remote control device.

Press the "Arm" button which has a lock symbol on it to arm the alarm system. You will see the headlight flash three times and hear three beeps indicating that the system is armed. While in this mode, if anyone touches the motorcycle or attempts to start it, the alarm will sound.

Press the "Arm" button within 15 seconds of pressing it the first time. You hear the siren chirp and see the indicator light on the remote blink for 15 seconds. This immobilises the engine of the motorcycle, preventing someone from starting or hot-wiring the bike.

Turn the key in the ignition switch to the "Acc" position while the alarm is armed to enter emergency aid mode. This will cause the alarm to go off, the headlight to flash, and the engine to be immobilised in case of an emergency. Press the "Disarm" button to exit emergency aid mode.

Press the "Disarm" button, shaped like an open lock, at any time to disarm the system and use the motorcycle as normal. If you don't touch the motorcycle or start the engine within 30 seconds of pressing this button, the alarm will rearm itself to the last mode it was in.

Press the "Mute" button to arm the alarm in mute mode. This will arm the alarm as normal, except there will be no audible alarm if the bike is touched. The headlight will flash and the engine will be disabled if someone attempts to start the bike.

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