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Offline chile62

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Re: Lost my keyfob.
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2018, 07:42:37 am »
I was looking around and came across these guys. Worth an email to them to see if they can help

https://www.carmo.nl/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=493_1351_1355_1360&products_id=2556

I just e-mailed them.
Thank you very much.

Offline Conrad

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Re: Lost my keyfob.
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2018, 07:52:55 am »

Guilty of not doing my research on lost keyfobs before buying a new to me motorcycle, I am.
Guilty of not knowing that a "credit card" should have come with the bike when i bought it from the H.D. dealer, I am
Guilty of not having had enough sense to have a back up keyfob made, I am.

Hopefully the above admission of guilt/stupidity has satisfied your needs.  now, do provide positive input to this thread, if you have it.

My apologies if I appeared to be too harsh.

On a positive note. You have a great bike and once you've spent $1k or so for a new ECU w/fobs you will have a great bike once again.
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Re: Lost my keyfob.
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2018, 08:17:32 am »
.... a "credit card" should have come with the bike when i bought it from the H.D. dealer, I am

If there should be any guilt to speak of, it should be on the head of the previous owner that had the callous disregard as to trade in a C14 at a HD dealer!!!.
Making that poor girl sit there with all that chrome and leather fringe. Shivers!
The most constructive thing I can offer is for you to get a good photo of a credit card passive fob and go back to the Harley dealer with it and see if they can find it. It could be sitting
in the sales manager's junk drawer with them having no idea what it is. If you offer a $100.00 reward, (yeah, I know you shouldn't have to, but...) you know they'll look for it.
I'd look all over the bike to see if perhaps the previous owner secretly hid the credit card fob on the bike somewhere, as some do that. I'd also ask the dealer if they'd contact the previous owner to see if he still has the credit card fob. If he says "No, I gave it to you with the bike" then maybe they'll redouble their efforts to find it.

If you can find the credit card fob, then you are getting off the hook considerably cheaper. I lost my active fob but I still had the passive credit card one and now I have an active FOB, a second passive fob, all programed in by the dealer for less than $350.00 total. If you find it, be sure to check back here to get advice about programming your replacements, as not all dealers know how to do it properly. I had to coach mine a bit.

Best wishes.

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Re: Lost my keyfob.
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2018, 08:24:59 am »
If there should be any guilt to speak of, it should be on the head of the previous owner that had the callous disregard as to trade in a C14 at a HD dealer!!!.
Making that poor girl sit there with all that chrome and leather fringe. Shivers!
The most constructive thing I can offer is for you to get a good photo of a credit card passive fob and go back to the Harley dealer with it and see if they can find it. It could be sitting
in the sales manager's junk drawer with them having no idea what it is. If you offer a $100.00 reward, (yeah, I know you shouldn't have to, but...) you know they'll look for it.
I'd look all over the bike to see if perhaps the previous owner secretly hid the credit card fob on the bike somewhere, as some do that. I'd also ask the dealer if they'd contact the previous owner to see if he still has the credit card fob. If he says "No, I gave it to you with the bike" then maybe they'll redouble their efforts to find it.

If you can find the credit card fob, then you are getting off the hook considerably cheaper. I lost my active fob but I still had the passive credit card one and now I have an active FOB, a second passive fob, all programed in by the dealer for less than $350.00 total. If you find it, be sure to check back here to get advice about programming your replacements, as not all dealers know how to do it properly. I had to coach mine a bit.

Best wishes.

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Offline chile62

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Re: Lost my keyfob.
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2018, 08:28:43 am »
My apologies if I appeared to be too harsh.

On a positive note. You have a great bike and once you've spent $1k or so for a new ECU w/fobs you will have a great bike once again.

No worries, its all good :)

Thanks.

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Re: Lost my keyfob.
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2018, 08:33:23 am »
If there should be any guilt to speak of, it should be on the head of the previous owner that had the callous disregard as to trade in a C14 at a HD dealer!!!.
Making that poor girl sit there with all that chrome and leather fringe. Shivers!
The most constructive thing I can offer is for you to get a good photo of a credit card passive fob and go back to the Harley dealer with it and see if they can find it. It could be sitting
in the sales manager's junk drawer with them having no idea what it is. If you offer a $100.00 reward, (yeah, I know you shouldn't have to, but...) you know they'll look for it.
I'd look all over the bike to see if perhaps the previous owner secretly hid the credit card fob on the bike somewhere, as some do that. I'd also ask the dealer if they'd contact the previous owner to see if he still has the credit card fob. If he says "No, I gave it to you with the bike" then maybe they'll redouble their efforts to find it.

If you can find the credit card fob, then you are getting off the hook considerably cheaper. I lost my active fob but I still had the passive credit card one and now I have an active FOB, a second passive fob, all programed in by the dealer for less than $350.00 total. If you find it, be sure to check back here to get advice about programming your replacements, as not all dealers know how to do it properly. I had to coach mine a bit.

Best wishes.

Thanks, i tried that as well.  they are a Harley Davidson dealer,  they buy bikes at auction (that is where mine came from) and they dont seem to be to interested in helping a "metric" bike owner.

Offline Conrad

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Re: Lost my keyfob.
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2018, 08:42:02 am »
Thanks, i tried that as well.  they are a Harley Davidson dealer,  they buy bikes at auction (that is where mine came from) and they dont seem to be to interested in helping a "metric" bike owner.

Did you offer the $100 reward? Nothing motivates like a monetary incentive.
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Re: Lost my keyfob.
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2018, 09:16:06 am »
One possible way to help locate the previous owner may be to look up the warranty information on the Kawasaki web site. It should list the last registered warranty owner. If the bike was somewhat "local" before being auctioned you may be able to find him in the white pages. Might be a slim chance, but a chance none the less.

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Re: Lost my keyfob.
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2018, 10:53:10 am »
Thanks for the heads up.  My research shows my 2012 requires 2010 thru 2014 ECM.

Yeah, I posted without looking at the year the ECM came from.

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Re: Lost my keyfob.
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2018, 04:14:52 pm »
Thanks, i tried that as well.  they are a Harley Davidson dealer[...]they dont seem to be to interested in helping a "metric" bike owner.

Somehow that doesn't surprise me at all.
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Re: Lost my keyfob.
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2018, 04:18:26 pm »
Did you offer the $100 reward? Nothing motivates like a monetary incentive.

And if you [original poster] do, please use an accurate description of the passive fob- it is nothing like a credit card.  It is much smaller and much, much thicker.  (Can you tell, I hate the term?)

Also a good idea about the warranty registration; although both are probably a long-shot.
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Re: Lost my keyfob.
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2018, 05:08:19 pm »
One can't be tooo careful with one's wording can one? 

There, all us ones are working toward a good outcome for the unfortunate other one.  :banana   
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Re: Lost my keyfob.
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2018, 05:33:38 pm »
One can't be tooo careful with one's wording can one?

Well since there doesn't appear to be anything else we can do to help, perhaps we can find a term that meets max' s sensibilities?

I'll start us off...it's larger than a thumb drive but smaller and thicker than a credit card.

..next?

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Re: Lost my keyfob.
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2018, 06:06:47 pm »
Well, if 3 times the size and 7 times the thinness with a different aspect ratio and different materials is a suitably comparable item for a description, let's try the other direction- an item 1/3 the size and 7 times the thickness.... Hmmm...  Let's call it a "double sugar cube fob"!  :)

(My point is: if the objective is to describe, in words, a lost item to someone, like it was in this thread, comparing it something that it doesn't look like is going to hurt the chances of success, not help.)
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Re: Lost my keyfob.
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2018, 07:13:58 pm »
The fobs pictured. The "passive" fob is 2 1/8" long, 1 1/8" wide & 1/4" thick.