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I reset the alarm code today, but how do you get the bike started if the fob battery is dead? How do you override the alarm and enter the new code?


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I reset the alarm code today, but how do you get the bike started if the fob battery is dead? How do you override the alarm and enter the new code?
Its in the owners manual. A lot of us carry spare batteries for that exact event. There is also an app you can put on your phone that tells you the steps, its called V Twin Reference.

Also, try this link to an online owners manual, its available through the Harley website.

https://www.harley-davidson.com/en_U...NG/file-6.html

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I have the extra battery, but I don't have the owners manual. would it be in the service manual? What section or page would I find it in? I just want to know in case all else fails.


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thanks trublue I just noticed the link you posted. let me get to reading, thanks again.


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I have the extra battery, but I don't have the owners manual. would it be in the service manual? What section or page would I find it in? I just want to know in case all else fails.
Its on 7-121 in the service manual.

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Its on 7-121 in the service manual.
Kool got it, thanks again now I just have to remember it.


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Kool got it, thanks again now I just have to remember it.
Write it on the seat bottom in an inconspicuous place only you'd know to look.

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I am going to try and shrink and print it and carry in wallet or print it and put it in a zip-lock bag and stash it on the bike. hopefully I will never need it. but its better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. thanks


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I am going to try and shrink and print it and carry in wallet or print it and put it in a zip-lock bag and stash it on the bike. hopefully I will never need it. but its better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. thanks
I was going to do the same except the cell phone app has everything there, if you're like a lot of us, there's not many places you go without it. You don't need a signal to reference the app to see how to get around a dead fob if you have the code.

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I reset the alarm code today, but how do you get the bike started if the fob battery is dead? How do you override the alarm and enter the new code?
i know you've already got your situation sussed out, but i just want to stress here that you can not override your security to input a new code without a working fob.

also, you should make it a habit to practice the override procedure every now and again. when you need it is not the time to be trying to get the procedure down. and, it isn't always a dead fob battery that'll get you. if you park in an area where there is rf interference, you could find yourself having to input your override code. either that, or push your bike around the parking lot until you find a spot without interference. me, i'd rather push a couple of buttons than an 800 lb bike

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