Originally Posted by BriKielyGSman
I asked the mechanic himself if the new ring needed to be reprogrammed. He said certainly not. You can order the part and carry it as a spare and install it when/if needed on the trail-IF you have the bolts pre-drilled and replaced already.
Correct!! and it doesn't even need to be installed to work correctly, just need to plug the new antennea in and get it as close to the key as possible and turn the bike on, start and go. Not a permanent solution, but would get you home without a drill or all the tools to do it right.