The installation is a DIY job. But the alarm FOBs must be paired to the system using the Harley Technician. So the motorcycle must be taken to the dealer. The Alarm was an "Active" system. That means you are required to do some kind of action to activate/deactivate the system. It was just a "Plug-N-Play" system. The newer alarm is a "Passive" alarm system. That means no action is needed to activate/deactivate the alarm. All that is needed is to walk within range with the FOB and it works. Because it is a "Passive" system, you will need to take the motorcycle to the dealer to activate the alarm.
I have had a Harley Alarm on my last and current bike. I had a 1998 Ultra. I installed it using the Retro kit. The system on my current Road Glide was installed when new. I have had different (Not Harley) systems on earlier motorcycles I have had before. In my opinion, the Harley system is the best I have had. Everything must run through the alarm. And if activated, it kills the bike. The Harley alarm is part of the wiring, not just attached or added to the wiring. Even if you cut the battery and jumper it, the bike will not run. everything, including the ignition runs through it. If alarm activate nothing will activate or run.
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