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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #285 on: November 23, 2014, 05:05:29 pm »
Went out for a ride today and the dash started flashing Transponder Battery Low.  Not wanting to get stranded with a non functioning FOB, I returned home, removed the riding gear, and took the car to a CVS, for new batteries.  Replaced the batteries in both  FOBs, and everything was fine; no more blinking dash.  By the time all this was done, no riding time left.  Oh well, at least I won't need batteries again for years, as these were dated good til 2025.  They'll probably outlive me. 
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #286 on: November 23, 2014, 05:57:45 pm »
The dead battery fob would still work as a passive fob if you remove the key and hold that empty key slot against a corresponding protrusion on the forward side of the ignition switch.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #287 on: November 23, 2014, 06:25:44 pm »
The dead battery fob would still work as a passive fob if you remove the key and hold that empty key slot against a corresponding protrusion on the forward side of the ignition switch.

I think I may understand that, but a couple of pics would help.  I have an 08, so I don't know if the technique is the same for all years.  Thanks, tp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #289 on: November 23, 2014, 07:20:52 pm »
Yep, procedure works for all year C-14's.

Every owner should brush up a little on this because it is not a case of if but when the fob battery goes dead. Mitsubishi put everything needed to work right through that situation effortlessly but it is useless if a C-14 rider does not know how to use it.

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I think I may understand that, but a couple of pics would help.  I have an 08, so I don't know if the technique is the same for all years.  Thanks, tp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #290 on: November 23, 2014, 07:26:11 pm »
Thanks guys.  This FOB thing is new to me.  Owned 58 bikes, and except for MX machines all have had keys. 

Wow, English sure isn't the first or even second language of the writer of the manual.   Need to read a few times to understand just what was being said.  tp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #291 on: November 23, 2014, 10:08:56 pm »
Thanks guys.  This FOB thing is new to me.  Owned 58 bikes, and except for MX machines all have had keys. 


Yep.  Also note that if the battery dies while the engine is running, it won't affect anything until the bike is turned off.  At that point, you would have to go into passive mode to restart the bike (by holding the fob on the ignition while starting)

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Wow, English sure isn't the first or even second language of the writer of the manual.   Need to read a few times to understand just what was being said.  tp


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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #292 on: November 29, 2014, 08:52:51 pm »
Was suiting up for a ride today, and a neighbor came by on his '76 CB400 Super Sport,  he had just finished restoring.  Asked me over to see his other new ride, a 2014 CSC Mustang 150cc motor bike.  A 5 speed, rigid, with a springer seat.  A really cool bike, but not as cool as his restored '58 Mustang.  We tinkered with the 400 a while, and enjoyed staring at the new 150.  By the time I left, the sun was setting, and I went all  the way around the block to home.  Gonna try again tomorrow.  Man, he has some cool little bikes.  He has a 750 Griso Moto Guzzi, too.  It was a fun time, even if I wasn't riding... tp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #293 on: November 29, 2014, 09:04:27 pm »
Rode about 300 miles down to southside VA and back.  Spent some time with my wife at her Mother's house.  My wife's sister was in from TN as well.  My wife will be back home tomorrow.  Used the heated gear.  Thank goodness for that otherwise I would have froze to death.  Lots of LEOs on I85 and on I95 in Richmond proper.  Saw one that had two pulled over.  The bike ran flawlessly.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #294 on: November 29, 2014, 09:12:58 pm »
Sounds like you had a great day, Jim.  At least you rode farther than around the block, as I did.  No need for heated gear here, In the 70's. 
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #295 on: November 30, 2014, 10:27:00 am »
Indeed it sounds like a nice day for both of you. Im kinda jealous that you two get to ride, even if its only around the block.
Im stuck in a shipyard in Tampa, and can only envision my bike and the next upgrades. At least today is a day off, and also my birthday. So Im getting double pay for doing absolutely nothing!!! Gotta  love it. 14 more days and counting.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #296 on: November 30, 2014, 10:36:46 am »
. At least today is a day off, and also my birthday. So Im getting double pay for doing absolutely nothing!!! Gotta  love it. 14 more days and counting.


Happy Birthday, to you, sailor_chic.  Hope the day is special for you, even if you can't be riding.  If you get bored, read this RR on  ADV.  One of the best I have ever read, period. . .I've been following it/her story, since almost day one. 

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #297 on: November 30, 2014, 11:10:19 am »
Yep, Happy Birthday! :banana
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #298 on: November 30, 2014, 03:12:40 pm »
Sailor_chic, I took an afternoon ride, in honor of your birthday.  Hope you enjoyed it.  I know I did.  tomp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #299 on: November 30, 2014, 04:19:26 pm »
Awww, thanks tomp. Yes I always enjoy a nice ride  ;D