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Keyfob spec
« on: July 17, 2019, 01:39:54 PM »
Need to replace the battery in the keyfob, does anyone know what the spec/battery type is.
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Re: Keyfob spec
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2019, 01:58:20 PM »
I forgot. Just open it and take a look at it. It's a standard battery, nothing special about it.

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Re: Keyfob spec
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2019, 02:07:44 PM »
Cheers, just need to find the smallest allen key in the world to open it up!  :046:

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Re: Keyfob spec
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2019, 02:45:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by Topbiketrainer [+]
Cheers, just need to find the smallest allen key in the world to open it up!  :046:

it really is annoying as hell  :008:
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Re: Keyfob spec
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2019, 04:14:14 PM »
Is it a simple matter of just changing the battery. When I picked up my bike the salesman said that the key might need to be re-coded to the bike with a new battery. I must admit that did sound silly to me? :187:

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Re: Keyfob spec
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2019, 05:17:13 PM »
*Originally Posted by Pauld [+]
Is it a simple matter of just changing the battery. When I picked up my bike the salesman said that the key might need to be re-coded to the bike with a new battery. I must admit that did sound silly to me? :187:

Total bull-crap. I changed the battery, no such thing necessary. Stay away from that dealer! The same thing as a car FOB. Battery dies, gets weak, you replace it with a new battery. Just don't let it sit without a battery for days - I'm sure at one point something will die off inside the memory chip of the FOB. I am expecting to replace the battery in a year or so again.
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Re: Keyfob spec
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2019, 05:34:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by Icy [+]
Total bull-crap. I changed the battery, no such thing necessary. Stay away from that dealer! The same thing as a car FOB. Battery dies, gets weak, you replace it with a new battery. Just don't let it sit without a battery for days - I'm sure at one point something will die off inside the memory chip of the FOB. I am expecting to replace the battery in a year or so again.

Thanks for the confirmation of what I suspected. :028:

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Re: Keyfob spec
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2019, 02:18:22 AM »
And be aware that for some of us at least, the bike gives spurious "keyfob out of range" error messages.

Initially I did try a new battery, though the bike wasn't that old.  Made no difference.  Now I just ignore it.
The obvious question is... if the fob really is out of range, how come the bike starts and runs normally?

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Re: Keyfob spec
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2019, 08:48:06 AM »
Been there...
I replaced the battery (small Allen key and a small blade to pop the case open, with a bit of force) and it changed zilch!
I have the alert on a daily basis (sometimes 'out of range', sometimes 'low battery'). So much so that I immediately noticed last Friday when I had my first commute back home without alert since I don't know when (months at the very least).

I initially blamed my Chinese LED aux lights, but ruled them out after much testing.
Considering the following elements:
- It wasn't doing it when I got the bike.
- It started after my bike was "repaired" (without replacing a single part) during its two months strand.
- The errors are random in frequency, road situations and qualification.
I'm pretty much convinced that the whole system was developped by low-cost ignorant dummies. The software must implement an ill-formed finite state machine that's too sensitive to wireless glitches (which are the most obvious factor to take into account when designing such systems). Probably something as stupid as a timeout parameter or alerting threshold value to adjust.
Of course I could be wrong but since Triumph doesn't communicate at all toward us, we just can't know.

My only hope left is that only a small part of customers will have to endure this daily annoyance.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2019, 08:52:50 AM by NiK »

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Re: Keyfob spec
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2019, 12:38:10 PM »
The only time I see that alert on the dash is when I start the bike, and then step at least a good few steps away from the bike. I don't see it when I am putting gas (then again I don't get off the bike when I do that) and I don't see it when I circle back to access the top case to pickup my helmet after I start the bike.

Nik, is your fob in a pocket? Did you try just leave it hanging out on a carabine or something? I am wondering if that weak radio transmitter is having trouble penetrating through your pocket or something - just curious...
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