- Mar 28, 2021
- Rocket III
That's good to know! I often get a FOB warning when riding, but just assume its from its location (pocket). I hope that's not some early indicator of a failing FOB.1 - Yes, I suppose you could. Just a preference to not fill up the key ring but to each his own.
2 - The tin foil (aluminum foil) is to prevent the sensor (at the rear left panel) from inadvertently reading the RFID of the spare (standard) key; which would not be secure and render the bike operable by anyone who turned it on. More out of caution than anything.
3 - I was disappointed more than anything. A trip that was postponed in 2020 and and highly anticipated in 2021 was ruined by bad electronics. I guess I could yell at the sky gods or something but really it was about getting running again. My time in the military taught me to solve first, whinge second.
I posted this so that others may avoid a similar fate. If I help one person avoid such an situation, I'll be good.
Of note: I won't disclose the details but Triumph America, upon submission of my related expenses did offer me something as compensation for my troubles. Not a total reimbursement but something which is more than they were obligated to do. So kudos to them.
Update: The key-fob is ordered and is due in 3 weeks, so a trip to the dealer for pairing of the fob to bike and then I should be back to normal (with tin-foiled key stowed under the seat).
Also of note: I said "F@ck it" and we're going to do the trip again next year, come hell or high-water! Only this year our return trip will be through the New England states!! Yay!!!