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Author Topic: Horns aplenty..  (Read 289 times)

Offline af.chief

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Horns aplenty..
« on: December 30, 2017, 10:43:19 PM »
Anyone have their horn honk unexpectedly?  Mine will honk occasionally when I first pull out.  Scares the hell out of me every time as I'm never expecting it.  Only honks once then never does it again the rest of the day.  Thoughts??


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Offline Cowboy

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Re: Horns aplenty..
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 01:23:22 AM »

Your horn is letting you know that your FOB is not communicating well with your bike.  Your FOB battery is likely low on power.
Richard
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Offline Pocono_ACE

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Re: Horns aplenty..
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 07:28:25 AM »

Your horn is letting you know that your FOB is not communicating well with your bike.  Your FOB battery is likely low on power.

It's done it to me right after I've installed a fresh battery in the fob.  Very weird.

Sometimes people in parking lots think I'm honking at them.
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Re: Horns aplenty..
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2017, 12:31:31 PM »
Anyone have their horn honk unexpectedly?  Mine will honk occasionally when I first pull out.  Scares the hell out of me every time as I'm never expecting it.  Only honks once then never does it again the rest of the day.  Thoughts??
Likely a low fob battery, but it could also be due to interference from metallic objects next to the fob in your pocket (keys, phone, knife). If it's close to the fob, the RF signal can be weakened.

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Re: Horns aplenty..
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2017, 03:35:11 PM »
Guess its time to change battery, or at least have a crew-ready spare in bag.  Thanks for replies. 
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Offline Nappi

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Re: Horns aplenty..
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2018, 11:53:58 PM »
Good idea to keep a spare battery in your saddle bag.  If you do so you will also want to toss in there a small phillips screwdriver (like a jeweler's screwdriver) so you can open the fob case.  I have a small reversible driver with phillips on one end and flat blade on the other.  Flat blade (or a knife) is handy for separating the two halves once you remove the screw.  Also helps to pop out battery.

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Re: Horns aplenty..
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2018, 01:11:32 PM »
IMO, there is no need to carry a battery and let it age - or get lost when taking other stuff out of the bag.  Here's why:
1. You'll get a warning light flashing on the dash and/or the horn honk described when your fob battery is getting weak.  When this happens, go to the store and buy a new/fresh battery.
2.  If you fail #1 and your fob is dead, you can use the PIN code to start the bike.  When this happens, go to the store and buy a new/fresh battery.
 

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Re: Horns aplenty..
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2018, 05:29:37 PM »
IMO, there is no need to carry a battery and let it age - or get lost when taking other stuff out of the bag.  Here's why:
1. You'll get a warning light flashing on the dash and/or the horn honk described when your fob battery is getting weak.  When this happens, go to the store and buy a new/fresh battery.
2.  If you fail #1 and your fob is dead, you can use the PIN code to start the bike.  When this happens, go to the store and buy a new/fresh battery.

And you can pick up CR2032 batteries just about anywhere. (Walmart, pharmacy, hardware store, auto parts store, etc.)
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