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    Question FOB for RT?

    As I stated in a thread about new tires, PR 5's, the tech snapped off the key on my FOB removing the bags and they ordered me a new one. I picked it up Saturday and it doesn't start the bike. Does the FOB have to be programmed to the bike? AJ's, where my tires were purchased and mounted, is not a BMW dealer anymore.
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    Yes all the keys you have should be reprogrammed by a BMW dealer.


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    When I buy an RT, I always order a second fob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwdean View Post
    When I buy an RT, I always order a second fob.
    I got the 2nd free but will have to ride to Max to get it programmed

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    Quote Originally Posted by landmerchant View Post
    Yes all the keys you have should be reprogrammed by a BMW dealer.


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    That's what I thought.

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    Snapping keys must be a problem. I got 3 extra FOBs with snapped keys with my bike.
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    I purchased a separate key for locking the truck which is from my old 2005 RT. No electronics, just a key. Also use it for removing the bags and seat. I keep it in the glove box. This way I never need to use the key on the FOB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taran1900 View Post
    I purchased a separate key for locking the truck which is from my old 2005 RT. No electronics, just a key. Also use it for removing the bags and seat. I keep it in the glove box. This way I never need to use the key on the FOB.
    The seat lock on our bikes is a little stiff so we have a metal non chipped key I use on the locks.
    The fob rarely leaves our pants pocket on trips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taran1900 View Post
    I purchased a separate key for locking the truck which is from my old 2005 RT. No electronics, just a key. Also use it for removing the bags and seat. I keep it in the glove box. This way I never need to use the key on the FOB.
    Is this a BMW only type item? Can I get one local? This is a great idea.
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    Which year RT? As long as you have the old FOB, you can program a replacement yourself, at least on the later models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorUB View Post
    Which year RT? As long as you have the old FOB, you can program a replacement yourself, at least on the later models.
    2016.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstrube View Post
    Is this a BMW only type item? Can I get one local? This is a great idea.

    ... This is an official BMW key like from the good'ole days; what is now known as a "standard" key. You get it from your MOTORRAD dealer, cut for your VIN #.

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