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Old 06-01-2009, 07:31 AM
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No, it's every other year!
Old 06-01-2009, 09:23 AM
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smart idea about carring an extra battery, I will do the same
Old 07-22-2009, 01:56 AM
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hey guys, thank you for the input. i just was thinking about it while riding the other day, and said to myself, hmm, if the battery in my key fob goes dead, and i can't remember how to do the turn signal thing to allow it to start, i'm sorta screwed. good information, and thanks again.
Old 07-22-2009, 02:01 AM
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I always tape a spare Fob battery on the inside of the saddle bag lid.
Old 07-22-2009, 02:43 AM
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Originally Posted by skratch View Post
i have had mine for 2-1/2 years. still on the original battery. i figure that when the battery goes, i'll just use the manual disarm procedure until i get to the store to buy a new battery. i'd rather replace it with a fresh battery, than one that i've been hanging on to for a year or two.
that's what I'm thinking..the security thing kinda scared me when I first got the bike. I took the little card in the owners manual and wrote my code on it just like they instructed and stuck in my wallet (at least I think that is where it is) so I can find if that day every comes.

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Old 07-22-2009, 06:55 AM
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One fob died at about 9 months while I was on a Toys for Tots ride. Kinda sucked having to use the code the rest of the day. Changed both batteries when I got home. I think I may get a battery and tape inside the saddlebag just for the heck of it.
Old 07-22-2009, 07:28 AM
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Mine died less then six months on a trip to D.C.

Pulled in to get gas and then went to pull away and the bike would not start, siren blaring, lights flashing right in the middle of a huge gas station/truck stop, Real busy with the breakfast crowd. I try again same result. Cars are lining up waiting to use the pump so I look at my wife start laughing and ask "Will you push" the closest place that is safe to look at the bike and park it is slightly up hill in a parking spot about 50' away. I jump on the bike she starts pushing alarm starts blaring lights start flashing I start laughing she starts calling me all kind of names. We had a good crowd at this point that smiled at our or my wife's achievement.

The rest of the weekend I was punching in that damm code as the rest of my group was waiting for me. Now I carry a spare battery.
Old 07-22-2009, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by rapz View Post
How long does the stock battery last?
Haven't read all of the posts ...

I think 2 years is realistic, but it's such a no-brainer to swap, put in a new one every year just to be sure. I'd hate to be somewhere and the $.50 battery dies on me.
Old 07-22-2009, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by badjustbad View Post
Mine didn't last a year. I was riding in the cold last fall and stopped in a small town to fill up. When I went to leave the siren began blaring - my bike didn't detect the FOB in my pocket. It turns out the FOB was in my outside pocket away from my body heat and it was so cold the battery froze and didn't have enough power to send out a signal. There were no batteries in the small town but fortunately I had the card in my wallet that tells me how to disable the alarm. When the FOB warmed up it was good to go again. Needless to say, I carry a spare battery with me all the time.

Just as a caveat....some service stations have impulse readers for their gas pumps that read the bar code on credit cards. There have been a few reports of this interfering with the signal from the fobs.

If this happens again, push your bike 50-100 feet away from the pumps allowing time for your alarm to reset. You then should be able to start your bike.
Old 07-22-2009, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by rapz View Post
How long does the stock battery last?
Not really sure how long it lasts, but it is recommended to change every 2 years.

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