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Unlocked the saddlebag to put groceries in. Must not have put the fob back in my pocket or not in far.

Started the bike and rode away. When I stopped I realized I couldn't unlock the other bag with my computer in it.

Thanks to a post I read on this site I had set my security override code. I retraced my ride but couldn't find it.

Called the Harley Dealer, no help. Called a locksmith, $75 to pick a lock. Called the stores near where I parked the bike and someone actually picked up the fob and turned it in at the grocery store. Hallelujah! My faith in humankind has been elevated! Disaster averted!

Maybe I will buy a lottery ticket tomorrow. ?
 

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That’s awesome. I imagine it would have been a couple hundred bucks to replace too. The little code thing does come in handy once in a while!
 

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Unlocked the saddlebag to put groceries in. Must not have put the fob back in my pocket or not in far.

Started the bike and rode away. When I stopped I realized I couldn't unlock the other bag with my computer in it.

Thanks to a post I read on this site I had set my security override code. I retraced my ride but couldn't find it.

Called the Harley Dealer, no help. Called a locksmith, $75 to pick a lock. Called the stores near where I parked the bike and someone actually picked up the fob and turned it in at the grocery store. Hallelujah! My faith in humankind has been elevated! Disaster averted!

Maybe I will buy a lottery ticket tomorrow. ?
Write down the 4 digit code on the key for future reference. Any dealer can make a key with it.
 

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That’s awesome. I imagine it would have been a couple hundred bucks to replace too. The little code thing does come in handy once in a while!
That's why I practice using it at least once a month. I haven't needed it since I started practicing it, but sure could have used it when I loaned a buddy my bike while on a road trip. He needed to go get a part to fix his bike on the side of the road. He lost the key on the way back.

Thankfully it was a short parts trip and he was able to go back and find the key once his bike was running again.
 

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My oddest time was stopping at the weather bureau at our airport. Apparently their powerful radio gear jammed my security system.
 

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Write down the 4 digit code on the key for future reference. Any dealer can make a key with it.
Funny that they didn't mention that when I called.

Are the dealers able to reset the PIN on used bikes?
 

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Your thread has brought to mind the fact I need to program my security code in my new ride. I'll do it this afternoon. Thanks for your post and story, glad it had a good ending.
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Funny that they didn't mention that when I called.

Are the dealers able to reset the PIN on used bikes?
You need the keyfob to reset the pin and you can do it yourself. Check out youtube for a tutorial.
I set mine a couple years ago, so I forgot that you didn't need the old code to reset it.
 

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Your thread has brought to mind the fact I need to program my security code in my new ride. I'll do it this afternoon. Thanks for your post and story, glad it had a good ending.
Bill
Glad my story and the frustration I went through can help others.
 

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Your thread has brought to mind the fact I need to program my security code in my new ride. I'll do it this afternoon. Thanks for your post and story, glad it had a good ending.
Bill
When I asked the service rep at my dealer about changing the code, they told me what it was set to. They did say, that if I changed it, I should let them know so they could load the new code into their system. I can see where that could be helpful if I ever could not remember what the code was.
 

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At least you didn’t do the stupid thing I did. I lost one of my fobs, so I purchased another one. It costs $50 by the way for the fob and programming. Two days later I found the fob I lost in my recliner. At least now I have three.
 

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When I asked the service rep at my dealer about changing the code, they told me what it was set to. They did say, that if I changed it, I should let them know so they could load the new code into their system. I can see where that could be helpful if I ever could not remember what the code was.
I set it to a PIN I use all the time.
 

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At least you didn’t do the stupid thing I did. I lost one of my fobs, so I purchased another one. It costs $50 by the way for the fob and programming. Two days later I found the fob I lost in my recliner. At least now I have three.
well, I guess it's good to have a spare, but only two can be programmed to your bike at any one time. so you have a 'non working' spare if you ever lose a fob again, but you'll still have to pay to have it programmed.
 
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