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Was out breaking in the the new 1000 XTP yesterday and ran into a 45mph speed limiter with the black key. Tried they gray key thinking they might have switched them up but same result so I wasn't sure if this was something they changed in 2015.

If they need to reprogram a new key do I have to bring the whole quad in?
 

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Keys must both be programmed for the slow mode? I've had 2 new Outlanders and never had this issue. I would go to the dealer to make sure and have them reprogram one of the keys!
 

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I agree with XT, Get the key re-programed
 

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To answer your question yes they need the whole machine.
 

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Dealer needs the machine bc the keys are "mated" to each machine through the Buds software at the dealer....and yes you have two slow keys....
 

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I bought a new 2014 Outlander 500 XT last year and I was experiencing the same thing. The machine is only a 500 not like yours but it was acting like a dog. I rode it with the grey key because it seemed hotter than the black key. I couldn't tell the difference between the two. Last week I took it to my local dealer for the 10 hour maintenance and asked them to reprogram the keys. It seems to me that the black key is now hot and the machine does perform better. I don't know if it was programmed that way or if it was a coincidence. They needed both keys and the machine for programming.
 

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Last weekend after taking the kids for a little ride and doing some work with the atv, I went for a rip and started cursing thinking there was something wrong with the bike; oh yeah, the grey key was in; switched to black key and all was well with the world again.
 

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Does the gray key actually limit power as well or just speed? Might be why it felt only a little more zippy than my 800 and would suck because it was the critical part of the break in. Either way I ran it hard, just couldn't keep up with the dirt bikes on the straights.
 

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Yes, the restricted key limits speed and power.
 

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I was having the same problem... I asked the dealer at the 10 (actually took it in at 20 hours) hour scheduled maintenance if there was a speed limit governed on the bike... and was told there was "NO". after reading this i wanna thank you guys as i called and they now said "Yeah we need to reprogram the keys"

thank you guys!!
 

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I'm not sure whats up with my Grey Key, but on my 1000 the grey key lets me ride wheelies and then stops dead in its tracks at 55 mph. It feels like it has 100% power, or if not 100%, then 90% for sure.

My grey key is useless, because I really wanted a wimpy key to let my wife drive or whatever someday, but oh well!
 

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I'm not sure whats up with my Grey Key, but on my 1000 the grey key lets me ride wheelies and then stops dead in its tracks at 55 mph. It feels like it has 100% power, or if not 100%, then 90% for sure.

My grey key is useless, because I really wanted a wimpy key to let my wife drive or whatever someday, but oh well!
You may wanna contact your dealer. My gray key has noticeably less low end power than my black key and has a limiter of around 40 mph
Yes, the restricted key limits speed and power.

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WTF? Whats with the different keys and why?
 

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Mines still limited to 55 mph tho, so its not a unrestricted key. Its just restricted to 55 mph. Weird they are different.
 

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Ok, well seems a bit of overthinking and headache to me? Sounds like an interesting idea but not very practical?
 

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I call the grey key my "brother-in-law key". Has more than enough power (I use in for snow plowing) but limits the speed and RPM. I think the dealer has 3 settings available to program the keys...?
 

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yes, three settings, normal, work, & performance. Work is lowest, (usually orange) next is normal, (usually grey) and performance, (usually black).
 
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