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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-28-2011, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I installed my Digital Guard Dawg Keyless Ignition and Security last night. So, I thought I would post my comments about it.

First the install:
Install was pretty straight forward, but I was a little nervous to have to cut and splice factory wires. So, I went real slow and triple checked everything. The install instructions tell you to find a 10-pin connector labeled right-hand side. But, my bike actually had 2 separate wire harness (6-pin and a 4-pin). And the 4 pin was labeled right-turn signal.

But, since all the wires were the colors as they described in the instructions, I just traced the 6-pin harness back to the right-hand controls and triple check myself.

I skipped over installing the optional accessory switch. Since I don't have any accessories to turn on... I did have to tape the end of the accessory switch wires, so they were not sitting around bare opposed.

Now, I have to find new cheese wedges, or at least a insert cover for the left side to cover up the open hole were the key ignition switch use to be...

As far as review, I really do like it. I haven't had much time to play with it. But, so far it has been really sweet to just walk up to the bike and hit the Run/Stop switch, let the fuel pump prime, and hit the starter!! Makes me wish I lived in a state without helmet laws!!

I still have the key on the keychain for the gas tank and hardbags. But, I find myself rarely actually locking the bags. So, I may order me one of those no-key gas cap bung holes from kewlmetal...

Can't decide if I would get chrome or go with unfinished and just polish it up to match the risers...

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-28-2011, 03:02 PM
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Is it considered a security system by insurance so you get cheaper rates?

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Henry,
Good review! I'm looking at getting the system too; I'm tired of my key fob waving in the wind (it's rubber so no damage to the wedge).

Your insurance should consider this a security system and should give you a discount since they do for cars with systems that disable the ignition system.

You can get wedge covers from Noemtz; he carries Barracuda Custom accessories - barracuda has a program that allows you to send in a graphic and they'll put it on the wedge inset. They have great quality and prices.

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DGD advertises that it is a passive security system and says most insurance companies will give you a discount. I'll call my insurance company and let you know what I find out...

Everyone at bike night last night, complimented it. The smokers suggested mounting a cigarette lighter to replace the key ignition. LOL
Thought was funny and a good idea, except I don't smoke.

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Good write-up, Henry. I hope you can answer this question I've had in my mind ever since I first heard of the DGD: At what point does your low beam light turn on? When you get close to the bike?

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Good write-up, Henry. I hope you can answer this question I've had in my mind ever since I first heard of the DGD: At what point does your low beam light turn on? When you get close to the bike?
i'm sure he can answer better but digging into the website i noticed this

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Dawg Tags have 4 adjustable range settings from between 2’ – 25’ feet and can be cross-programmed allowing one tag to operate multiple bikes. You can also easily select between Automatic or Manual modes, via the Dawg Tag, giving you complete control of how and when the system arms and disarms.
im seriously considering one because i hate dealing with the keys and have lost some already (i dont put a fob on it because i dont like slamming it against the wedges). Would definitely require a popup gas cap as well

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Good write-up, Henry. I hope you can answer this question I've had in my mind ever since I first heard of the DGD: At what point does your low beam light turn on? When you get close to the bike?
I was always wondering how this would go also. And, now I couldn't be happier!!

Basically, when the bike is "armed", all the electronics are disabled/off. So, no headlights, no fuel pump, no accessories. If the bike is still armed, and someone flips your Run/Stop switch to Run. Nothing comes on. This is super nice, so no one and screw with you and drain your battery.

Then, if the Run switch is on, and you "disarm" the bike, all the electronics come on, fuel pump primes, and you can then hit the starter...
If the Run switch is off, and you "disarm", then everything still looks "dead" (turned off) until you flip the Run/Stop switch to Run. then everything turns on, smack the starter and away you go...

Makes me DREAM of not wearing a helmet!! Shhh, dont tell me wife or my dad on that one!

It was expensive add-on at $400 bucks! But, I love it! Even if it forces me to spend another $200 on the gas cap...

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I was always wondering how this would go also. And, now I couldn't be happier!!

Basically, when the bike is "armed", all the electronics are disabled/off. So, no headlights, no fuel pump, no accessories. If the bike is still armed, and someone flips your Run/Stop switch to Run. Nothing comes on. This is super nice, so no one and screw with you and drain your battery.

Then, if the Run switch is on, and you "disarm" the bike, all the electronics come on, fuel pump primes, and you can then hit the starter...
If the Run switch is off, and you "disarm", then everything still looks "dead" (turned off) until you flip the Run/Stop switch to Run. then everything turns on, smack the starter and away you go...

Makes me DREAM of not wearing a helmet!! Shhh, dont tell me wife or my dad on that one!

It was expensive add-on at $400 bucks! But, I love it! Even if it forces me to spend another $200 on the gas cap...
Sorry, I'm being slow. I still don't get how the low beam (running light) acts. On stock configuration, the low beam comes on as soon as you turn the key in the ignition - not necessary to hit the "run/kill" switch. So, if you're approaching the bike it disarms and the light turns on? And if you step away, it arms again, and the light goes off?

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