Yup, I've had that "dummy" message a number of times too. This 21st century key concept scared me from day-one cuz I'm always "misplacing" keys and when I asked them what it would cost to replace it, the dealer told me "DON'T LOOSE IT!" because if it could possibly cost over a $1,000 if we have to replace the whole electronics of the ignition?... The worst experience (so far) with this retched key was during the first week I had the bike when I had the 1st flat rear tire. Its nightfall, I'm low on gas and on a dirt backroad out in the sticks with no cellphone coverage, about 30 min. from a service station and 45 min. from home. I used the repair kit under the passenger seat to fix the flat and when I was done I put the tools away and seats back on, fired her up and off I went. Twenty minutes later, riding along and heading home, I'm wondering about the key and can't feel it in the pants pocket where I usually put it. I stop by the road and turn the engine off to look for it. Can't find it anywhere on me and also just remember I left the spare red (dead) key back home in my other jacket. I figure either I dropped the black (live) key back where I fixed the flat or it "just happened" to get locked-in with the tools. I hold my breath while pushing the starter button because if the black key isn't under the seat she won't start and I'm not sure about the secret bypass code?... Pheeuw! she fires up, so the key is locked-in under the seat! But I'm thinking: "Now, if only I can get back home on what's left in the tank because I can't even open it..." ______________ "Don't worry" they said "It could be worse" So I didn't worry and it did get worse!