it should allow you to start it. make sure the battery in the key fob is charged. take key and turn the switch off and back on and it should start, I have a 2007 and I know it took me a while to get use to even having the fob and not leaving in the bike. I have lost the fob twice and found it. I now make the sure the fob is in my pocket before I leave from my home. You should not have to go to the dealer.