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Re: active key fob replacement for Concours - where to buy online?
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2015, 12:52:55 am »
One school of thought holds that it's better to leave the fob on the bike all the time, I.e. In the glove box, where it can't get lost.

... until the fob battery dies while it is in the glove box and you don't have a spare fob nearby.

It won't die any faster in the glovebox than it will in your pocket.

I should clarify that I'm referring to 2010+ C-14's, where the glove box uses an electric lock.  If the fob battery dies while the fob is in the glove box and you don't have the emergency fob with you; you will not be able to get the fob out of the glove box or restart the bike.
If you push down hard enough on the button to open the 2010 + glove box it will open even without the ignition on.
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Re: active key fob replacement for Concours - where to buy online?
« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2015, 08:28:44 am »
One school of thought holds that it's better to leave the fob on the bike all the time, I.e. In the glove box, where it can't get lost.

... until the fob battery dies while it is in the glove box and you don't have a spare fob nearby.

It won't die any faster in the glovebox than it will in your pocket.

I should clarify that I'm referring to 2010+ C-14's, where the glove box uses an electric lock.  If the fob battery dies while the fob is in the glove box and you don't have the emergency fob with you; you will not be able to get the fob out of the glove box or restart the bike.
If you push down hard enough on the button to open the 2010 + glove box it will open even without the ignition on.

If you push hard enough on any locked door it will open eventually..... :great:
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Re: active key fob replacement for Concours - where to buy online?
« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2015, 10:26:14 am »

Not sure what year Kawasaki started doing it but to save a buck my 2012 C14 came with only 1 FOB like you have and one that had no battery. AKA Passive. In order to use it I have to put it right up against the KIPass thingy.

ALL C14's come from the factory with TWO fobs. First gen bikes came with two larger active/passive fobs and second gen bikes came with one active/passive fob and one passive fob. If you bought a new bike and your dealer only supplied one fob then you got ripped off and that dealer owes you a second fob.
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Re: active key fob replacement for Concours - where to buy online?
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2015, 10:40:38 am »
The small "string" that fits the key-hole, is found on any of the flash drive lanyards ... See Cyberguys or Amazon. It works well. You can also choose between long and short lanyards depending on where you want to hook it up to.

http://www.cyberguys.com/product-details/?productid=7406&sk=MC71419&gclid=CNbHvO3RgsUCFSJk7AodeicAxw


I bought one of these at a lock shop for $2.00 and cut off the neck lanyard, put on a key ring for my top box keys.
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Re: active key fob replacement for Concours - where to buy online?
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2015, 01:13:20 pm »

Not sure what year Kawasaki started doing it but to save a buck my 2012 C14 came with only 1 FOB like you have and one that had no battery. AKA Passive. In order to use it I have to put it right up against the KIPass thingy.

ALL C14's come from the factory with TWO fobs. First gen bikes came with two larger active/passive fobs and second gen bikes came with one active/passive fob and one passive fob. If you bought a new bike and your dealer only supplied one fob then you got ripped off and that dealer owes you a second fob.

That's what I said..... I have 1 active fob and 1 passive fob. I have a Gen 2 C14. I lost my passive fob and had to get a replacement.
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Re: active key fob replacement for Concours - where to buy online?
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2015, 05:51:00 pm »
One school of thought holds that it's better to leave the fob on the bike all the time, I.e. In the glove box, where it can't get lost.

... until the fob battery dies while it is in the glove box and you don't have a spare fob nearby.


It won't die any faster in the glovebox than it will in your pocket.

I should clarify that I'm referring to 2010+ C-14's, where the glove box uses an electric lock.  If the fob battery dies while the fob is in the glove box and you don't have the emergency fob with you; you will not be able to get the fob out of the glove box or restart the bike.
If you push down hard enough on the button to open the 2010 + glove box it will open even without the ignition on.

If you push hard enough on any locked door it will open eventually..... :great:

Some have "fixed" the glove box door so that it can be opened at any time.

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