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Found this interesting item about the master pin when asking the dealer about resetting the pin on a 2017 Springfield I recently purchased from my local dealer in Sturgis.
I was shown that inside the left side panel that there was a sticker/label that has the master pin and also may include the FOB and key numbers.
It is suggested to record and remove the pin information from the panel as a security precaution. Just passing on this information to others that did not know.
Would not want anyone to have their Indian motorcycle stolen from them so easily. Ride safe everyone.
 

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I had no idea. would definitely save me a trip to the dealer since they won't give me the master over the phone as long as the PO didn't get to that sticker before me.
 

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I’m guessing my dealer removed the sticker, because of the multiple stickers there, none have my code.
 

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They used to wright it on the cover,that's how my 15 is,but people were not reinstalling the covers right and they would fly off.
You know they want 300 bucks for that little plastic cover.
So be sure you hear all three rubber grommets pop when you push in the cover.
 

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I had a look at mine, lots of service bulletin stickers and the only one with 4 numbers did not work as a PIN.
 

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Found this interesting item about the master pin when asking the dealer about resetting the pin on a 2017 Springfield I recently purchased from my local dealer in Sturgis.
I was shown that inside the left side panel that there was a sticker/label that has the master pin and also may include the FOB and key numbers.
It is suggested to record and remove the pin information from the panel as a security precaution. Just passing on this information to others that did not know.
Would not want anyone to have their Indian motorcycle stolen from them so easily. Ride safe everyone.

Your dealer is supposed to remove that sticker at PDI. I don't have that sticker either like most of the other replies. But there is a QR code so you can look up all the fault codes on your bike.
 

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They used to wright it on the cover,that's how my 15 is,but people were not reinstalling the covers right and they would fly off.
You know they want 300 bucks for that little plastic cover.
So be sure you hear all three rubber grommets pop when you push in the cover.
Saw a lot of threads showing this issue of the cover flying off. I believe someone posted a thread where there is a vendor who sells a chain or tether that assures that it will not be lost. Cannot seem to find the link for that supplier as of yet.
 

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For those losing their side covers. When I put my true duals on my bike, I thought about taking off my crotch cooler. However, never wanting to pay the outrageous price of $300 for a new cover I left my crotch cooer on - no way the covers will come off with the cooler installed.
 

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I believe that putting the Master PIN on a sticker is a practice that some dealers do. I don't believe this is done at the factory. Most dealers don't put the PIN on the bike. The Master PIN should be provided to the owner on the initial bike pickup on a dealer walk-through checklist explaining the bike's operation. They should also demonstrate how to install a Rider PIN.
 

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When I bought mine there was a piece of blue painter's tape with a code on it.

I've since changed it.

I had heard the master pin was on the ecu on on the bottom of the ecu but I didn't find anything like that on there...
 

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When I bought mine there was a piece of blue painter's tape with a code on it.

I've since changed it.

I had heard the master pin was on the ecu on on the bottom of the ecu but I didn't find anything like that on there...
Master PIN is hard coded into the VCU. When I had the VCU replaced under warranty, my Master PIN was changed. The service tech read it with Digital Wrench and gave it to me so I could write it in my owner's manual.

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Saw a lot of threads showing this issue of the cover flying off. I believe someone posted a thread where there is a vendor who sells a chain or tether that assures that it will not be lost. Cannot seem to find the link for that supplier as of yet.
GG Cycle Parts is who sells the tether for 15 bucks. I can't paste a link for whatever reason.
 

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Just make sure you change those rubber grommets every couple of years and check them for dry rot every now and then. And make sure you hear a little "thud" when you snap them on.

I am a member of the lost cover club, but mine pull the top grommet completely out so Indian replaced mine for free and sent me 8 additional grommets. I was hauling down the highway at about 105 when mine pulled loose...
 

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Saw a lot of threads showing this issue of the cover flying off. I believe someone posted a thread where there is a vendor who sells a chain or tether that assures that it will not be lost. Cannot seem to find the link for that supplier as of yet.
PLEASE find it. Can't take ever having to buy another
 

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Just make sure you change those rubber grommets every couple of years and check them for dry rot every now and then. And make sure you hear a little "thud" when you snap them on.

I am a member of the lost cover club, but mine pull the top grommet completely out so Indian replaced mine for free and sent me 8 additional grommets. I was hauling down the highway at about 105 when mine pulled loose...
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I bought my bike from SRK Cycles, a used bike dealership. I saw videos about the pin and had no idea what mine was. A short time later when I took it in for an oil change, the Indian dealership I patronized at the time went over the bike and looked up the pin for me.
 

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My master PIN was not written in the book or the side cover and wasn't given to me. They set up a user pin that I could change if I wanted.

When the gear sensor recall was done it lost the user pin. I asked for the master pin next day so I could set up a user pin. They said they no longer give out the master pin - Indian Australia's direction - for security so a person selling the bike can't steal it later. They set up a new user pin for me instead.
 

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I bought my bike from SRK Cycles, a used bike dealership. I saw videos about the pin and had no idea what mine was. A short time later when I took it in for an oil change, the Indian dealership I patronized at the time went over the bike and looked up the pin for me.
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