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    Keyfob Question
    on: August 11, 2022, 02:29:34 am
    August 11, 2022, 02:29:34 am
    Just bought 2020 S1000XR, I'm 3rd owner. Comes with only 1 Keyfob.

    Question is, do I have to go to the BMW dealer to program another one and how much will that cost me? Keyfob is $300, plus programing ????


    Has anyone run into that issue?
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    Re: Keyfob Question
    Reply #1 on: August 11, 2022, 02:39:47 am
    August 11, 2022, 02:39:47 am
    I think this is normal as the bike probably came with just one "normal" key with all the control functions but should also have a plastic key that looks like an old fashioned ignition key? Maybe the latter is with the stuff, owners manual etc. ,  under the seat 😁

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    Re: Keyfob Question
    Reply #2 on: August 11, 2022, 03:10:04 am
    August 11, 2022, 03:10:04 am
    *Originally Posted by Diavel [+]
    I think this is normal as the bike probably came with just one "normal" key with all the control functions but should also have a plastic key that looks like an old fashioned ignition key? Maybe the latter is with the stuff, owners manual etc. ,  under the seat 😁

    Not sure I understand you correctly, 2020+ XRs come with keyless and this is the only key I have, and if I loose it, I'm pretty much done, aren't I?

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    Re: Keyfob Question
    Reply #3 on: August 11, 2022, 05:17:56 am
    August 11, 2022, 05:17:56 am
    From new the bike was supplied with just one key ,as in your photo, and one small plastic key as previously mentioned for emergency use.

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    Re: Keyfob Question
    Reply #4 on: August 11, 2022, 08:37:42 am
    August 11, 2022, 08:37:42 am
    *Originally Posted by Diavel [+]
    From new the bike was supplied with just one key ,as in your photo, and one small plastic key as previously mentioned for emergency use.

    Where can I get the small plastic key? How do I use the plastic key to start the bike, since there's no key hole for the key?
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    Re: Keyfob Question
    Reply #5 on: August 11, 2022, 09:21:22 am
    August 11, 2022, 09:21:22 am
    "How many keys does a BMW motorcycle have?
    They come with two DIFFERENT keys. One is the radio control key, which can authorize the ignition to activate the bike while still in your pocket. It also has two buttons for alarm and central locking control, and a "flip-out" metal key for the seat and backup storage/luggage use."


    What is the plastic key for on a BMW motorcycle?
    The plastic key is needed to re-tune/replace the ring antenna if it breaks (the immobilizer). You would be advised to take it with you on a long-distance journey.


    So for your peace of mind you may want to consider ordering a spare key at BMW's normal reasonable pricing 😊

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    Re: Keyfob Question
    Reply #6 on: August 11, 2022, 10:52:07 am
    August 11, 2022, 10:52:07 am
    The plastic key has a fob  but is passive, it has no battery. Thus it needs to be real close to the ring antenna to function. The normal key has the same fob, but includes an amplifier powered by the battery. It works up to 10" way. I take both with me on travel, the plastic key is hidden in my clothing. The standard key stays in my pocket, with wire and clip so it can't fall out. To remove the seat, Nav, or open cases I had a non fob key made. Costs $20 or so and much less worries if I leave it accidentally on the bike. It's not exactly a high tech security key blade design, so most locksmiths can cut one.

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    Re: Keyfob Question
    Reply #7 on: August 15, 2022, 02:57:54 am
    August 15, 2022, 02:57:54 am
    *Originally Posted by Salem [+]
    The plastic key has a fob  but is passive, it has no battery. Thus it needs to be real close to the ring antenna to function. The normal key has the same fob, but includes an amplifier powered by the battery. It works up to 10" way. I take both with me on travel, the plastic key is hidden in my clothing. The standard key stays in my pocket, with wire and clip so it can't fall out. To remove the seat, Nav, or open cases I had a non fob key made. Costs $20 or so and much less worries if I leave it accidentally on the bike. It's not exactly a high tech security key blade design, so most locksmiths can cut one.

    Question Salem, does the emergency key need to be programmed to the bike? It's $78 for emergency key, compare to $390 for a keyfob.

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    Re: Keyfob Question
    Reply #8 on: August 15, 2022, 02:59:46 am
    August 15, 2022, 02:59:46 am
    Here is why I ask all these question, I went to BMW service, they don't even know if bike comes with 2 keyfobs or 1 and they didn't even know about the emergency key. She told me that emergency key is for hardbags, in which manual says otherwise. So not very smart people working there. Instead of asking someone, they just told me some bullsh#t.
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    Re: Keyfob Question
    Reply #9 on: August 15, 2022, 03:24:20 am
    August 15, 2022, 03:24:20 am
    I have a Gen 1 and a Gen 2. When I wanted a new chipped key for the Gen 1 ( not a remote as it does not have one) I ordered it from a BMW dealer , without going there, simply by providing the VIN number. Key was ordered and sent to me and was fine. I wonder if you can do the same thing with the Gen 2 remote? You could shop around for a good price or a dealer who knows what they are talking about 😊

     



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