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Old 19th December 2006
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Default Dead battery and Security system

My battery is dying a rapid death. It is over 2 years old and needs to be changed out.

My question is:
When I disconnect the old and reinstall a new one, will I loose the security system and have to reprogram it? I sure hope not.
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WOW! The battery in my '93 CBR900 lasted eight years. I hope your battery is just "one of those things" and not a normal life-span.
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No, I don't believe you'll need to reprogram it. It's either retained by the TSSM or ECM after the initial program, not the battery.
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Originally Posted by blusideupp
My battery is dying a rapid death. It is over 2 years old and needs to be changed out.

My question is:
When I disconnect the old and reinstall a new one, will I loose the security system and have to reprogram it? I sure hope not.
I think it has a battery backup that holds the programming for a short time if the battery is disconnected.
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i was wondering the same thing as i do not have the key fob. when i bought the bike they told me before i picked it up that the battery went dead and when they replaced it the bike would not start. they tried to reprogram it and said that didnt work either because it had been private coded by the original owner and then had to order a new brain. however, my terminals were loose and the bike lost all power. tightened them and no problems. i know nothing!
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WOW! The battery in my '93 CBR900 lasted eight years. I hope your battery is just "one of those things" and not a normal life-span.
Don't make 'em like they used to Duane. Mine ('04 model- 3 years old) is heading the same way & I had to push-start it the last 2 freezing mornings on a very slippery road. Bought one today but didn't have time to fit it, so GUESS what I'll be doing again tomorow morning..
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Don't make 'em like they used to Duane. Mine ('04 model- 3 years old) is heading the same way & I had to push-start it the last 2 freezing mornings on a very slippery road. Bought one today but didn't have time to fit it, so GUESS what I'll be doing again tomorow morning..
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Seriously tho, even my car batteries don't go longer than 3 years or so. at least at the first sign of trouble i get rid of them.

And to the original poster, the code is held by the alarm system. don't worry about the changeout. been there done that
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And to the original poster, the code is held by the alarm system. don't worry about the changeout. been there done that
Thanks, that's music to my ears.
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My battery is dying a rapid death. It is over 2 years old and needs to be changed out.

My question is:
When I disconnect the old and reinstall a new one, will I loose the security system and have to reprogram it? I sure hope not.
Just changed my battery and the security system works as it did before.
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