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Stupid security fob question .....

I bought a second (spare) security fob on Saturday and had it flashed this morning. If I disable the battery by putting paper between the battery and the contact point on the fob, will that fob 'remember' the correct data more or less forever? Or will it loose it due to a prolonged period of no contact with the battery? I'm thinking it's good forever but would like that confirmed.

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I have 2 fobs and one normally sits in the unused, when the main fob battery has gone out. I just grab the 2nd Fob an use it. From my experience the spare fob battery has never gone bad yet. It’s never close to the bike so I don’t believe there is any drain of the battery while it’s sitting. Of course I also don’t think you would lose the flash just because the battery is disconnected. Just my take on things


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Batteries are cheap. Leave it in it. I use one fob mainly and when Deb is on the bike with me, she carries the spare. Have never had an issue with the 2nd fob not working.

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I bought a second (spare) security fob on Saturday and had it flashed this morning. If I disable the battery by putting paper between the battery and the contact point on the fob, will that fob 'remember' the correct data more or less forever? Or will it loose it due to a prolonged period of no contact with the battery? I'm thinking it's good forever but would like that confirmed.
Yes you can even just take the battery out Put one back in it will be fine. It will survive the washing machine and dyer many times.
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If I disable the battery by putting paper between the battery and the contact point on the fob.
Why......why.......WHY?
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Why......why.......WHY?
I have taken the battery out of the spare on road trips so I could store in a bag. If on the bike with the battery in it will start.


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OK, the rest of the story ..... I've managed to lose 2 fobs over the years so I was thinking about putting the spare fob, which I 'decommissioned' by putting the paper between the battery and the fob contacts, and stow/hide it in my saddlebag that I keep all my rain gear in. I'd keep that bag locked as I hardly ever need to get into it, and then give the GF the spare barrel key to keep in her purse. That way I always have a spare fob and key. Not sure if this makes sense or not, but it sure would be easier than having to over ride the security code every time you stop .... in the event that I manage to lose the primary fob in the middle of a trip again.

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When we travel together wife always has a spare FOB.
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Yes you can even just take the battery out Put one back in it will be fine. It will survive the washing machine and dyer many times.
Yep, done that many of times!

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