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Pull main fuse vs. disconnecting ground

Is pulling the main fuse an acceptable safeguard before doing a handlebar swap?
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I suppose it would, but I’ve done several handlebar swaps and never pulled it with no issues.
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I've always done it as a safeguard when doing bar swaps.


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If you don't pull it you'll have more codes to clear.
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Pulling the main fuse is an acceptable safeguard while doing work such as handlebars. I’ve done handlebar swaps with the main fuse pulled and without. The reoccurring problem I noticed when doing them without pulling the fuse was there was always a bunch of error codes that needed to be cleared after things were put back together.
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Pull main fuse vs. disconnecting ground

You do know to turn your ignition switch on and then when you turn it off you have to pull the main fuse within 5 seconds so you don't set off the alarm. Even if you don't have the audible alarm you still need to do it so that the security system is disabled while you pull the fuse.


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You do know to turn your ignition switch on and then when you turn it off you have to pull the main fuse withing 5 seconds so you don't set off the alarm. Even if you don't have the audible alarm you still need to do it so that the security system is disabled while you pull the fuse.


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No I didn’t know that.
I would’ve just pulled it and suffered the consequences it appears.
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You do know to turn your ignition switch on and then when you turn it off you have to pull the main fuse withing 5 seconds so you don't set off the alarm. Even if you don't have the audible alarm you still need to do it so that the security system is disabled while you pull the fuse.


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I didn’t know that either
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You do know to turn your ignition switch on and then when you turn it off you have to pull the main fuse within 5 seconds so you don't set off the alarm. Even if you don't have the audible alarm you still need to do it so that the security system is disabled while you pull the fuse.


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I didn't know that either, and have never done it. But then again I had the key fob with me which also disables the security system, so I guess I didn't need to do that.
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