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Old Today, 12:44 AM   #1
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Keyless start on new GS/ GSA - security issues?

So, being the gadget freak that I am, I'm tempted to check this box, but what are the security issues likely to be? I've heard of issues on other makes of bike, where the bike won't start, or will cut out unexpectedly, but another concern would be someone else starting the bike when you're not on it.

I'd like to know what security steps BMW will put in place to prevent this. I heard that the key fob has to be within 2 metres of the bike to enable it to start.

Anyone got any info?
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Not to worry. Automobile manufactures have been doing it for years, it's all good.

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I also don't expect the keyless ride system to be problematic, but I would probably carry and extra battery for the fob, if it dies you're a pedestrian.
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Might make it hard to hide a spare key on the bike.
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I also don't expect the keyless ride system to be problematic, but I would probably carry and extra battery for the fob, if it dies you're a pedestrian.
You don't need to carry extra batteries.
Under the tankpanel you've got the antenna.
When your batterie dies you just put your key onto the tankpanel, over the antenna.

The antenna has so much power, that it can get the key to respond passevily. It works just as the RFID System on cargoboxes.

So no need to worry about batteries in your key.

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