My local riding shop owner looked over my 2001 VFR800Fi As they were replacing the front tire. (Bridgestone Batlax T30, and for the most part gave it a good clean bill of health. Although he did mention that I should have the aftermarket alarm removed, he sited he has seen more bad than good come from these. Said many a bike has malfunctioned electrically because of them and they don't help with insurance or keep theaves away either. Does anyone want to weigh in on this...?