Indian Motorcycle Key Fob
Ok, so this is probably as technical as I get but here goes! Now before we start a few clarifications. I have no idea if this is an official recommendation nor what other potential issues exist. This is merely the sum of my experiences and I wanted to share if with you particularly those who have more recently bought an Indian with a key fob system.
The difficulty that most Indian owners with key fobs face is that you have no idea when to replace the battery nor do you have any warning that the battery is on the way out. I have experienced this a few times. The last time was when I was in the Scottish Highlands many miles from home. This blog deals with one of two methods that can help you. I will do a separate blog for the other method.
So in my experience, when you try start your bike and it brings up a message saying key fob not found it typically means that the battery in the key fob is flat and needs replacing. Great! It's simple to replace especially if I can manage it but the issue is what do you do if you are miles away from home.
Here are some simple tips that could help:
- Replace the battery annually
- When buying a used bike change the battery regardless
- I have found that when the battery is on its way out you will get some phantom issues come up:
- 1. It comes up with a message saying key fob not found. You power the bike down and then try again and it works,
- 2. When you try to turn your alarm on it doesn't always activate,
- 3. When trying to lock/unlock your panniers it becomes glitchy.
Please be aware that other issue may give you these symptoms but keeping an eye out and trying these simple tips first could save you a massive pain the the b......e!
Make sure that you keep a couple spare CR 2032 batteries and some basic tools on you.
These types of things are normally like paperweights for me although this is actually something that I can manage!
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