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Offline Twowheeler

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Fob reprogrammer around Central Ga
« on: April 15, 2017, 09:30:45 am »
New Concours owner and just got a second passive Key, a brand new one.  local dealer wants about an hour service time to program it in and is not experienced with this. Anyone recommend a good place in Ga to get this done?

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Re: Fob reprogrammer around Central Ga
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017, 12:04:24 pm »
New Concours owner and just got a second passive Key, a brand new one.  local dealer wants about an hour service time to program it in and is not experienced with this. Anyone recommend a good place in Ga to get this done?
Don't know about Ga but if your ever riding in central Fl I've got a KDS & can hook you up  :beerchug:
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Re: Fob reprogrammer around Central Ga
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2017, 12:50:03 pm »
Hello, Mr. Two Wheeler. Welcome to the Forum.  Lots of good folks around the SE. We're going to have an RTE in central GA soon, so watch the calendar and see if you can make the gathering. You'll meet some good folks and some might have an idea or two for you. Don't be a stranger!

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Re: Fob reprogrammer around Central Ga
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2017, 02:50:12 pm »
New Concours owner and just got a second passive Key, a brand new one.  local dealer wants about an hour service time to program it in and is not experienced with this. Anyone recommend a good place in Ga to get this done?

Considering that this is a 10-15 minute task, asking for an hour of shop time is a rip-off IMHO.  It's not your fault they have no experience with their own tools!

I'm near Indianapolis and would be glad to do it for you but that's a bit out of the way.  Surely there is another COG member in GA that has one.  If not, try shopping around at some other dealers...
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Re: Fob reprogrammer around Central Ga
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 03:39:36 pm »
It should be at most a half hour labor charge. Even here outside Wash DC that is the going rate.
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Re: Fob reprogrammer around Central Ga
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2017, 07:23:54 pm »
It should be at most a half hour labor charge. Even here outside Wash DC that is the going rate.
Matt

At many shops 1/2 hour is the minimum billable increment.  But the task of pulling the bike into the shop, taking off the seat to gain access to the diagnostic connector, plugging in the KDS3 box, and programming keys fits well within a 30 minute interval.

Screwing around with software, drivers, cables, their PC, and anything else should NOT be a part of what the customer should pay for any more than a customer should be charged if the mechanic has an issue with his socket wrench and has to fix it in the middle of a repair.
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Re: Fob reprogrammer around Central Ga
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2017, 07:36:45 pm »
Here in Colorado,

If you purchase the fob and the "B" key blank from the dealer, the program time, 15 minutes, is free.

Fob is $39 and key is $17, doesn't include a hard key cut to your existing key.
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Re: Fob reprogrammer around Central Ga
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2017, 11:55:23 am »
I did read through the procedure and thought the same thing, I may take Zarticus up on that offer one day though. Thanks for the replies.

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Re: Fob reprogrammer around Central Ga
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2017, 11:59:52 pm »
What is it with K versus us? If we know it's a 30 minute job or less, why do they insist it's an hour?

Are they looking up the average time it takes in a shop manual?

It seems like we are splitting hairs on the minimum time, but I don't know.
When I read in the forum what we think versus what K thinks, the inclination is to never want to go to any dealership for anything.
Makes me want to buy all the shop tools that K uses to do all my own work, which in reality would cost me more in the long run if I have a major breakdown.
Then again, I don't know...I've done pretty well with my C10 and my Walmart tool set all these years.

Then there is the new buyer beware. When I went to buy my C14, they wanted to sell me a warranty package from Hades. They wanted to sell me advance repair service for both arms and both legs. Hundreds in advance in case the C14 needed service.  Gee...could I recoup that a week later if a little old lady T-bones me on the way home? I think not. Same issue when I went to get my Subaru when I was T-boned by the 18 year old twinky.  Thousands of dollars in advance in case I needed service....a third party policy not even related to the dealership.

I guess I'm a little annoyed...  :(
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Re: Fob reprogrammer around Central Ga
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2017, 01:35:40 am »
I did read through the procedure and thought the same thing, I may take Zarticus up on that offer one day though. Thanks for the replies.
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Re: Fob reprogrammer around Central Ga
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2017, 12:18:12 pm »
I believe if more dealers were just slightly more reasonable on everyday service on any motorcycle, more people would drop of their bikes for a lot more service and would not question the cost of the more expensive service as well.  We live and we learn.

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Re: Fob reprogrammer around Central Ga
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2017, 03:20:36 pm »
Here in Colorado,
If you purchase the fob and the "B" key blank from the dealer, the program time, 15 minutes, is free.
Fob is $39 and key is $17, doesn't include a hard key cut to your existing key.

UPDATE-
I ordered a fob and key blank. My card was charged $67.
It arrived at the dealer yesterday. The dealer called to let me know that my order was in but...
I was given the wrong pricing.
Fob with key blank is $280
Service programming is $42
Key cut is $whatever a key cutter charges.
Dealer apologized but wouldn't honor what I was quoted. They issued a credit.

Looks like the riding season puts a different "shine" on everything!!

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Re: Fob reprogrammer around Central Ga
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2017, 03:33:31 pm »
Sounds a bit like they ordered the immobilizer card size fob but you got the full size transmitter fob.  If that is what you wanted then that is the price.   Still stupid price for garage door opener tech.
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Re: Fob reprogrammer around Central Ga
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2017, 07:23:14 pm »
Did you finally find someone in GA? I am trying to chase down and identify a suitable clonable transponder key and get mine cloned at Walmart. The key size is what I am trying to find.
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