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Good morning all. Since I’ve lost my fob for my 2018 Venture and wasn’t given a key code when I bought the bike from the dealership used, I’m at a loss. I’m not asking for everyone’s key code, but trying to see if there is a common code. Is yours 4 digits? Is there a common number to start with when going through codes? If someone would be willing to share the first digit, or maybe the first 2 digits of their code, maybe it would allow me to narrow down where to start instead of going to through thousands of numbers. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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The ID number is a six digit code set during manufacture and not rewritable. There are literally 1,000,000 possibilities. With that many codes, the likelihood of the code being repeated between two machines is slim to zero, particularly with the very low production and sales numbers of the Venture/Eluder models. It is a hard pill to swallow, but short of finding the fob or someone interested in hacking the remote control set, you will have to replace the ECU, receiver and transmitter as your dealer has quoted and I would strongly recommend purchasing a second key fob during the repair.
Even if you were to try and guess, it would be a lottery sized attempt. For what it worth, the first two digits of my code are 71. Good luck.
 

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The ID number is a six digit code set during manufacture and not rewritable. There are literally 1,000,000 possibilities. With that many codes, the likelihood of the code being repeated between two machines is slim to zero, particularly with the very low production and sales numbers of the Venture/Eluder models. It is a hard pill to swallow, but short of finding the fob or someone interested in hacking the remote control set, you will have to replace the ECU, receiver and transmitter as your dealer has quoted and I would strongly recommend purchasing a second key fob during the repair.
Even if you were to try and guess, it would be a lottery sized attempt. For what it worth, the first two digits of my code are 71. Good luck.
Kind of what I figure, but worth asking. I thought it was only a 4-5 digit code, so that changes my thought process. If everyone comes back with a 71 code, I would at least have a shot. Good times. I guess I will just wait for the ECU and new fob to show up.
 

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A very long shot from deep center field: There is a guy named Ivan mentioned elsewhere in this forum who reflashes Yamaha/Star ECUs for performance improvements. To do that he must be able to access the coding in existing an ECU and make modifications, so, assuming the key code is buried in the ECU programming his software/talent might be able to find it. As far as I know he doesn't work on Venture/Eluder ECUs so this may be a hopeless shot in the dark, but it may be worth giving him a call and just asking the question. Unless someone reading this post already knows his number you will have to do a little digging around in the forum, but I know I've seen it somewhere here in the past.

BTW, the codes for my 2 FOBs have repeated digits in position 3 and 4, one is "55" and the other is "88" and both have the number "1" in position 5, but even if that is repeated for all FOBs (doubtful) you will still have quite a list of other variables.
 

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Thanks Alan. The parts are ordered and we will just go the expensive route that will hopefully get me back on the road faster. If I can help anyone else out there and educate them on the importance of saving the key code number, it will be worth it.
 
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