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Ok-- there are supposedly three modes that the VRSC can be put into: Transport, Service and STORAGE.

Transport is easy enough-- just some switch flipping and turn signal pressing in sequence.

Service apparently needs a Digital Technician.

Storage essentially disables the alarm system and a bunch of parasite drain on the battery for (maybe?) 60 days.

Since my F is eventually going to live in a storage unit (if I buy a new car, the F is getting demoted), this is of importance to me as pulling the fuse or pulling the alarm really aren't practical solutions on a "Hey, let's go ride" basis.

I found this link about putting it into STORAGE mode, but it talks about using the button on the fob: http://www.1130cc.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1141276&postcount=7

Ok-- great. But, my fob's don't have buttons, so now I'm sort of stuck.

Not sure if the procedure is in the Electrical manual or not.

If it matters the bike is a 2012 F with the H-D Smart Siren II.

I've been trying to figure out how to store my bike off property (it's either that or sell it when/if a new car comes), and this seems to be the best solution I've found so far.

TIA--

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pull the main fuse it only takes 1 minute of time to remove the side cover
 

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Transport mode is your best option. No digital tech needed. However, long term you might end up with a dead battery unless placed on a tender. That will kill the battery life from then on.
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I'm not sure how your post is relevant to my question.

I've already stated that I know about Transport mode-- and that it isn't doesn't help. All that mode does is basically turn off motion detection while keeping all other functions active.

I'm looking for STORAGE mode-- which supposedly shuts down the draw on the battery for a certain number of days.

If I end up keeping the bike in a storage unit, there won't be any way to plug in a battery tender. Hence the need to figure out the STORAGE mode-- especially with a non-pushbutton remote.

I do not want to (or can't, for various reasons): a) pull the alarm system from the bike, b) pull the fuse from the bike or c) keep the bike on a tender when it's not stored in my garage.

I'm going to get my brake fluid flushed on Friday-- I suppose I can try the dealer, but they were pretty clueless on VRSC's when they were being sold-- I'm sure they'll be no help at all now that the VRSC's an artifact. Not sure they'll even know what a TSSM is.
 

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Just read through the manual AGAIN-- maybe this mode doesn't actually exist on the F?

Need to come up with another long-term storage solution that works if that's the case.

Maybe hooking up a tender to a deep-cycle RV battery? Need to ask an electrical engineer friend about that one.
 

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pull the main fuse it only takes 1 minute of time to remove the side cover
Not on an F it doesn't.

And when you pull the fuse? Alarm.

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oh yeah u r correct.
I am using an optima lithium and need to pull the fuse if not run for more than 4 days due to the alarm.
I have been thinking about putting in a power kill swith for both that reason and a theft deterrent.
ANYBODY ?? has this been done ??
 

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I know that that's why the work around for no electricity inside.
You don't or can't buy wire or extension cords where you are for the in between points between inside and outside. Small gauge speaker wire is likely enough. I'm sure there is sunlight that hits the building somewhere. Using a large cap deep cycle paralleled to a smaller cap battery isn't a good idea.
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I know that that's why the work around for no electricity inside.
You don't or can't buy wire or extension cords where you are for the in between points between inside and outside. Small gauge speaker wire is likely enough. I'm sure there is sunlight that hits the building somewhere. Using a large cap deep cycle paralleled to a smaller cap battery isn't a good idea.
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I haven't figured out where to store the bike yet, or even if I'm going to go in that direction. This only comes into effect if I get a new car. I'm looking at a 2019/2020 Mini JCW Cooper or a 2019/2020 BMW M2 Competition. If I get one, I'll need to clear out a garage stall of three bikes and a Kendon trailer. I can put one bike on a wall lift, but I'm still stuck storing two bikes and a trailer.

Another option is to just trailer the F and my wife's Nightster up near Seattle and store them on a tender in one of my dad's garages-- but it makes it tough to ride them in Denver.

I don't imagine that a commercial storage unit would be thrilled or allow me to hook solar panels on the roof/wall/siding. I can see all sorts of liability concerns there, and a solar panel's not exactly inconspicuous.

As far as the "big battery-little battery"-- there's probably a way, and my buddy's a professional electrical engineer. I'm sure he'd be able to design/build something that would make it work. Whether or not it's worth the time and effort is another thing completely.

So, back to the mythical "Storage" mode.....
 

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There is a storage mode if you have a TSSM. This isn't available on the HFSM.
..... and that, is EXACTLY what I needed to know

Maybe not what I *wanted* to know, but certainly what I *needed* to know.

Thanks Steve. You saved me a ton of research. Much appreciated.

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I know that that's why the work around for no electricity inside.
You don't or can't buy wire or extension cords where you are for the in between points between inside and outside. Small gauge speaker wire is likely enough. I'm sure there is sunlight that hits the building somewhere. Using a large cap deep cycle paralleled to a smaller cap battery isn't a good idea.
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If you have a lithium battery this type of trickle charge will kill its life. They must charge fast then removed from charger
 
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