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Keyless fob battery

Discussion in 'Servicing & Maintenance' started by runnerhiker, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. SauRoN

    SauRoN Well-Known Member

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    I must say one of the side effect advantages of keyless ignition is that you can't accidentally leave the bike one as it shuts off by itself when you walk away.
     
  2. Lee

    Lee Well-Known Member

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    The bike should keep running.
    You only need the key to start it, not to keep it running.
     
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  3. Grumpy Goat

    Grumpy Goat Well-Known Member Contributor

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    That's how mine works. :)
     
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    I was instructed that the spare (valet) key was used for starting the bike if you were without the fob. Just hover it over where ever the ECM is located (at the seat splits on the RS) and follow the normal starting process.
     
  5. ray2

    ray2 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Huh. You've tried this? According to the manual, you should only have 1.5 minutes of electrical power - unless the manual (v.i.) is referring to state of ignition on/engine off. (I'll give this a try next time I start it up.)
    "If the radio-operated key remains out of range the ignition is switched off after about 1.5 minutes to protect the battery."
     
  6. GaryS

    GaryS Member

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    I do that all the dang time on my triumph now! I used to fear forgetting the BMW key and was sooo hesitant to embrace the keyless ignition. Whodathought the problem would be having to remember not to leave keys in the ignition on every other bike. I even walked out of my car with the engine on the other day and my wife giving me one of the WTF looks.
     
  7. boxter

    boxter Active Member

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    If the engine is not running the ignition turns off after a amount of time, mine has done that

    If the engine is running it will stay like that until it is turned off as mentioned, that's the WTF moment.

    I did not try moving the key away while the engine was running GG , just with only the ignition on so that's why mine is different :( Doh.

    Ged
     
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  8. ray2

    ray2 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Not sure why I would ever question something noted by these two.... Opinion from one is certain. Same comment from both - an absolute truth.
     
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  9. SauRoN

    SauRoN Well-Known Member

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    No I don't mean running.

    I mean if you left it "on" (with the lights on) as one sometimes would and then get to a dead bike in the morning.

    It's impossible with the keyless system for sure. Don't know if the normal key bike has a "timeout" but the GS800 I had as a courtesy certainly didn't...
     
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    Grumpy Goat Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Ahhh ... thanks for clarifying that. Ignition on / engine not running. Didn't know it had a timeout feature. Great! :)
     
  11. SauRoN

    SauRoN Well-Known Member

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    Yeah you don't notice it's there until you come home at just the wrong time of day where it's not obvious the lights are still on.
     
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