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Offline wrinkley

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Keyless Ignition
« on: November 04, 2018, 06:51:01 AM »
Anyone else having any problems with their keyless ignition? Mine can be fine for days, I can then come to the bike and it won't boot up. It's always first thing in the morning or the first time I've tried to start it after several hours stood.

No massive problem, as all I have to do is hold the key over the transponder which is located on the left side somewhere under the seat, it will then boot up, and up to now has been fine until the bike is left again.

As I said, not a massive problem but very frustrating when you have to get off the bike, find the key, and hold it over the transponder to boot the bike up.

Dealer aware, but Triumph appear to be dragging their heels a little. Anyone else experienced this ?

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Re: Keyless Ignition
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2018, 01:27:11 PM »
After having my 2018 for a about four months, I had a similar problem. I changed out the fob battery and have not had an issue since them :028:

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Re: Keyless Ignition
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2018, 06:03:59 PM »
  :0461:Yes, the remote eats batteries, try that first. I'm on my third, 2018 bike.

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Re: Keyless Ignition
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2018, 11:36:44 PM »
I'll keep this in mind and report back if I experience it. So far it's been three weeks and haven't had any problems with remote not picking me. I know the bike had been sitting in the dealership for some time though. I always have the key sitting in my jacket pocket - I lean forward and hit the start... that must be getting the key to a close proximity to the sensor as well I guess.
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Re: Keyless Ignition
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 01:37:06 AM »
i think i also heard somewhere that if the key and the fob are sensed at the same time, it confuses the starting system. can't confirm that, but i keep my spare away from the sensor. :084:

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Re: Keyless Ignition
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2018, 02:51:28 AM »
Maybe the fob's battery?     When just a month new, or so, I noticed the green light on the fob flickering ever so slightly when I switched it on (I always switch the fob off after a ride, being it only gets ridden every few days.)

I've replaced the battery once, and noticed the green light was much brighter, and no longer flickered.     
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Re: Keyless Ignition
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2018, 09:11:53 AM »
FWIW I've been stranded for six weeks now (bike does not switch on) and the whole keyless system is about to be replaced.
While I'm not so sure it's the culprit, I still have doubts as for Triumph have the required skills to design/service such electronic features...

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Re: Keyless Ignition
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2018, 11:36:42 AM »
Do you turn the key off when not in use? I do and have had no issues. I believe if left active all the time this will drain the fob battery very quickly.

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Re: Keyless Ignition
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2018, 01:00:11 PM »
Like my car's fob, I am expecting this fob to function normally until its battery runs out. When its battery is low, its proximity will get shorter and I will know to change it. It's not rocket science. There should be no need to turn anything on or off, just ride...
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Re: Keyless Ignition
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2018, 05:53:37 AM »
I have had my 2018 since March and I had to replace the batter in the fob around the end of June but I have not had to do a change since.  I was getting some low warnings on the display for a month before I replaced it so I knew it was starting to go.   I have had  no issues since then and none with not sensing the fob.  I don't have the keys with me, I only carry the fob.   I have heard that the fob and the keys can fight and cause issues if they are close to each other. 

I never turn the fob off.


 


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