2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom — Owner's Manual
The security system has a special mode for long-term storage. This mode prevents the security system from discharging the battery after a period of days without any ignition key switch activity. Refer to Storage Mode Options. If the security system is set to infinite, the system will not go into storage mode.
In this case, the customer must use a trickle charger to keep the battery from discharging after 60 days of storage. Vehicles will enter storage mode whether the security system is armed or disarmed. In storage mode, all alarm functions are suspended and the receiver is shut down and will not respond to the key fob. The vehicle is immobilized because the starter motor and Ignition/EFI controllers are disabled.
When the storage mode is entered, the security lamp stops flashing to conserve power. To wake up the security system from storage mode, the ignition key must be turned ON. This will trigger the alarm if the system was previously armed. You must use the key fob or personal code to disarm the system and stop the alarm.
If the ignition is switched from ON-OFF quickly, then the security system will wake-up without activating the alarm. To set the storage mode preferences, refer to Storage Mode Configuration.