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Offline neilacwilson

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Re: Keyless Ignition
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2019, 03:48:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by Griff [+]
Hands up anyone who thinks keyless ignition is a pain in the ass and totally unnecessary. I certainly do as I have it on one of my bikes. Wtf was wrong with a key especially when one has to carry around the fob one way or another.  :084:

I think it's time you got off the fence on this one

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Re: Keyless Ignition
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2019, 04:17:01 PM »
Which manufacture will be the first to go backwards technologically?
I'm dreading the day I replace my '15 or buy another bike or car with keyless whatever.

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Re: Keyless Ignition
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2019, 05:17:16 PM »
The new Gold Wing is keyless bag and trunk access. But it makes more sense on that bike with integrated luggage. Still, everything goes for a s**t  if  when the bike's battery dies.
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Re: Keyless Ignition
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2019, 06:34:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
The new Gold Wing is keyless bag and trunk access. But it makes more sense on that bike with integrated luggage. Still, everything goes for a s**t  if  when the bike's battery dies.
Oh you're so right Capt! forward to 30:20


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Re: Keyless Ignition
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2019, 07:12:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by XCaTel [+]
Oh you're so right Capt! forward to 30:20
A couple of years back, I spent a weekend trying to help keep a friend's GS running when his battery went. They just get to the point where they will no longer run at all, even with multiple jump starts. I ended up leaving him at a motel on Easter Sunday, waiting for a 100mile tow and for stores to open Monday morning.

BTW, I love the moment in the vid when the lights just go off and leave the rider in complete darkness. Back in the day, incandescent bulbs would get dimmer but continue to issue some light.
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Re: Keyless Ignition
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2019, 07:42:44 PM »
*Originally Posted by XCaTel [+]
Oh you're so right Capt! forward to 30:20


That... was... painful... to... watch...

Piece by piece all sub-systems shutdown. At one point I was expecting the bike to simply start trying to stay upright and fall over and give up...

Sad...
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Re: Keyless Ignition
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2019, 07:43:46 PM »
All I know is I am holding to my Super Tenere until my new Tiger 1200 has been around for quite a while. 300 miles and I have already  been warned that my fob was too far away when it was in my left pocket. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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Re: Keyless Ignition
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2019, 07:57:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by iamwhatiam [+]
All I know is I am holding to my Super Tenere until my new Tiger 1200 has been around for quite a while. 300 miles and I have already  been warned that my fob was too far away when it was in my left pocket. Keeping my fingers crossed.

For what it's worth - I have no problems with my fob or my '18 TEX 1200. The keys stay on my right side, tethered to a carabine though - have always been like that, probably that habit is saving me.  I always had this this carabine to hang my keys when I am off the bike, nowadays I just keep them in there at all times.




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Re: Keyless Ignition
« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2019, 09:31:31 PM »
It was in my left front pants pocket. Could hardly have been any closer to the sensor. Anyway, just gave me a bit of a start after having read about all the issues some people seem to be having with it. It was only that once so far.

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Re: Keyless Ignition
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2019, 12:09:00 AM »
3 1/2 months. 3500 miles and min has been flawless. I’m one of the few who love this feature

 


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