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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_US/Content/Pages/Owners/om/2012/en/TOURING/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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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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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 :D
 

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Had this happen on the way to shark week I. I ended up calling the dealer and tried walking through it over the phone. Ended up scratching the battery with my jack knife and got enough contact or juice to satisfy the system a
and get her fired and moving to the nearest walgreens for a new battery.

A knife is a great multi task tool.
 

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for a couple dollars and piece of mind , I change the fob batteries every year , still helps to "know the code"

JtB
 

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Wish I remembered my code procedure the other day dropped my FOB drove a couple miles down the road got off... then tried to restart my bike. Dang where is my FOB... walked back found it,,, will never forget that lesson.
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for a couple dollars and piece of mind , I change the fob batteries every year , still helps to "know the code"

JtB
Another good suggestion. You, skratch, and the others are all offering great suggestions (plural). I recommend a "sticky" for this thread.
 

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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_US/Content/Pages/Owners/om/2012/en/TOURING/file-6.html
TRUBLue I installed the V Twin Reference app today, its very informative. I have an android phone, I told a few guys at work today but it wouldn't come up on their iphones. is there a different app for iphones?
 

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TRUBLue I installed the V Twin Reference app today, its very informative. I have an android phone, I told a few guys at work today but it wouldn't come up on their iphones. is there a different app for iphones?
I noticed that also and I really wanted that app on my Iphone.
 

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TRUBLue I installed the V Twin Reference app today, its very informative. I have an android phone, I told a few guys at work today but it wouldn't come up on their iphones. is there a different app for iphones?
I don't think there is. I did a quick search & didn't see anything related to iphones for this app.
 
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