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    Keyless ride experiences: Am I the only one misplacing them constantly?
    on: July 27, 2021, 06:55:52 am
    July 27, 2021, 06:55:52 am
    Hi all,

    I received my XR gen 2 about 10 days ago and keep on having troubles with the keyless ride key. The remote control of my garage door is also attached to the fob and in these few days, I managed to:

    - lose the key on a ride. Probably left it on the seat or the topbox, but managed to find it back because my friend whose house I left found it and called me immediately. The error message also came on quickly, but at first I thought it was an electrical issue.

    - lost the key a second time, apparently gave it to my girlfriend, who parked her motorcycle next to me to open the top case and she forgot about it too. When we came back from the shopping, I couldn't open my top case where I stored my helmet and gloves. In the end, we found it, as I could start the bike, so we knew it had to be close...

    - Left the key on the seat lock, because I had accessed the under seat compartment to store something. Rode in torrential rain afterwards and managed to destroy garage door remote. Fortunately, the BMW key fob remained in the lock and it still works...

    - I also struggle to find the remote to open the garage door, as I forget where I put the key and I'm clumsy and slow with the gloves on...

    Maybe I need to get used to this, but not having to insert the key in the motorcycle just doesn't seem to work for me (yet).

    How do you all deal with this?

    Best regards,

    Remo
    Last Edit: July 27, 2021, 07:40:51 am by Remo83

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    Re: Keyless ride experiences: Am I the only one misplacing them constantly?
    Reply #1 on: July 27, 2021, 08:09:43 am
    July 27, 2021, 08:09:43 am
    Everything you list is down to you and not the bike. Both my and my girls bikes are both keyless BMWs and neither of us has ever had a problem. Medication might help. :008:

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    Re: Keyless ride experiences: Am I the only one misplacing them constantly?
    Reply #2 on: July 27, 2021, 08:25:55 am
    July 27, 2021, 08:25:55 am
    *Originally Posted by BobT [+]
    Medication might help. :008:

    Indeed,

    it may be long covid damage. I've been on meds for that for a very long time now. I don't consider that to be very funny, to be quite honest.
    Would be nice to hear if anybody has any similar experiences with the keyloss fob and how they solved it.

    Best regards,

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    Re: Keyless ride experiences: Am I the only one misplacing them constantly?
    Reply #3 on: July 27, 2021, 08:44:28 am
    July 27, 2021, 08:44:28 am
    I hired a keyless Triumph in Spain pre- pandemic and had similar issues as you-I just struggled to get used to it.
    I ended up stuffing it in my wallet . That is always with me in a pocket . So maybe try to attach it to your ID somehow?
    A mate has a Multi Strada which is keyless ignition but he needs a key for the fuel tank. I don't really see the point .
     :821: cheers. Enjoy the bike  :028:
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    Re: Keyless ride experiences: Am I the only one misplacing them constantly?
    Reply #4 on: July 27, 2021, 09:07:35 am
    July 27, 2021, 09:07:35 am
    I have left the key too many times in the seat lock too. I simply had a second non FOB key cut, at a whole €15 if I remember correctly. Now the FOB key stays inside a pocket, attached for security, and when not riding my gear is away from the bike. The non fob key is the one I use for seat, gps, and cases.
    If you do that, take both the FOB key and the plastic key to the shop. That way the locksmith can see the 'ident' and 'bulge' at the FOB side have no function, as they are not on the plastic key. I think they are there to hold the blade during key manufacturing. I did that bit of 'research' myself as during my first trip to the shop they were not sure which blade to use. So had to go a second time, and got a good price.

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    Re: Keyless ride experiences: Am I the only one misplacing them constantly?
    Reply #5 on: July 27, 2021, 09:27:09 am
    July 27, 2021, 09:27:09 am
    Hi Salem,

    thank you, that is a great solution. I will put the FOB key in my airbag vest, that I always wear.
    Then wil get a second key and attach it to the garage door remote. Finally, I will add an Apple airtag to the key fob, so I can find it rapidly, should I misplace it...

    Best regards,

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    Re: Keyless ride experiences: Am I the only one misplacing them constantly?
    Reply #6 on: July 27, 2021, 10:49:58 am
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    *Originally Posted by Remo83 [+]
    I've been on meds for that for a very long time now. I don't consider that to be very funny, to be quite honest.
    Remo

    I find it extremely funny that you expect others to know that.
    And that comes from a man who takes a number of heart meds everyday but still has a sense of humour.

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    Re: Keyless ride experiences: Am I the only one misplacing them constantly?
    Reply #7 on: July 27, 2021, 11:07:07 am
    July 27, 2021, 11:07:07 am
    Hi BobT,

    your sense of humour seems to result in havoc in nearly all of the treads you posted replies.
    Do not expect me to indulge you in that way.

    Je te souhaite une très bonne journée,

    Remo

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    Re: Keyless ride experiences: Am I the only one misplacing them constantly?
    Reply #8 on: July 27, 2021, 11:37:10 am
    July 27, 2021, 11:37:10 am
    I put the keyless fob in one of my jacket pockets, and it never comes out of that pocket until I'm home.

    I have had the key copied (not a coded key though), and I use this one to undo satnav, unfasten seat, topbox and panniers, which is on loop round my neck. If I loose this, then I get another one, at about £15 each.

    Problem solved.

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    Re: Keyless ride experiences: Am I the only one misplacing them constantly?
    Reply #9 on: July 27, 2021, 12:35:31 pm
    July 27, 2021, 12:35:31 pm
    Hi philbuck,

    the loop around the neck is another great tip.
    Thank you, I think I'm covered now for this issue.
    Have to find a locksmith that will copy the key and the rest I already have available at home.

    Cheers,

    Remo