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Keyless ignition

The fireblade in the UK comes with HISS as standard. This is basically a chip in the key that reduces the risk of theft without the key.

Whilst this is a fine system for most road bikes, if you want a track or custom bike it presents a few problems.

I will briefly cover the options available.

USA loom and ECU

In America, HISS is not standard on bikes so an option would be to swap the looms so it would be simple enough to avoid the issue. the downside is that we have pass to flash and hazards wired into the loom and the USA ECU can be restricted on power. You simply replace the key with a switch or buy a key delete loom from Woodcraft.

I am told that the australian blade is similare to the UK but no HISS so this may also be an issue but have not explored this.

HRC Loom and HRC ECU

This would seem the perfect solution for track days but if you want to use the bike as a custom road bike, lose features such as fans, indicators and headlights.

Modified UK Loom and the rest

I have seen many other solutions, which at the most basic is the chip taped to the transpnder.

If some time is spent wisely, a better solution would be to compare the plugs of the US and UK Loom. A few youtube videos cover this which helps to effectively eliminate the HISS feature and enabling a switch or elaborate solution to switch on/off the main bike.

You could of course take your loom to one of the companies that tweak looms for race bikes but it will cost you quite a few pounds when this can be done fairly easily.as a DIY job. That said if you want to go down the race route, then they can help shed weight by removing surplus cabling.

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