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02-12-2019 08:10 PM
Phantom6722 [QUOTE=Thermodyne;4571499] Or I should say, pulling the main fuse with the key on is the way to do it. It disarms the security if equipped,

+1exact what's in my user manual.
02-10-2019 02:11 PM
RGKen
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Originally Posted by geo8866 View Post
Didn't know that either. Thanks Ken
I was actually wrong about this in that it doesn't apply to bikes without the audible alarm. Bikes without the audible alarm you can just pull the fuse.
02-10-2019 11:58 AM
geo8866
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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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Didn't know that either. Thanks Ken
02-09-2019 12:42 PM
Ray26 Didn’t know I should do either when putting my 13 inch road 6 customs on but it’s easy enough to clear codes after install. Plenty of videos on you tube showing how to clear codes
02-06-2019 09:36 PM
fatchoppers I just did my 2013 bars without disconnecting battery or pulling main fuse. Didn’t even think about doing it. Ooops
02-01-2019 10:41 PM
RoadglideinMO Best to live by the rules set back in the ole fraternity days "When in doubt, better pull it out"
02-01-2019 03:32 PM
prostar Cant hurt to pull it
12-10-2018 07:34 PM
craigffb
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Originally Posted by Hammerhandle View Post
Atleast in my experience on my 2013 Ultra, it didnt care if you have the fob or not, if it senses power loss it starts screaming (after that 5 second window)
That's working off the assumption there is an audible alarm installed. I don't have the siren so it's a non issue.
12-10-2018 07:16 PM
Hammerhandle
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Originally Posted by craigffb View Post
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.
Atleast in my experience on my 2013 Ultra, it didnt care if you have the fob or not, if it senses power loss it starts screaming (after that 5 second window)
12-10-2018 01:16 PM
Thermodyne Pulling the main fuse first is the safe way to do it. Or I should say, pulling the main fuse with the key on is the way to do it. It disarms the security if equipped, and is less likely to arc and cause a spike as there is load on the circuit to draw it down. And most of all, its quick and easy. After that, the starter is still hot, so you would disconed the ground cable to kill that, and makes the scooter basically inert.

Now with that said, some people just work em hot. As you get deeper into the system diagnostics, you'll find that there are times when you'll have the scooter in pieces and need to observe live circuits.

And some techs will even add backup power before killing power to the radio, just because some folks bitch if you kill their radio presets.
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