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FIREPHIGHT

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I have noticed some of this radios have a green and black tag below th flashport tag. what does this tag indicate? also how do i go about upgrading the flashcode and system package? will they put a new tag on if i take to my moto dealer?
 

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Depot tags do not look like OEM tags. All of the ones I've seen over the years were white with black lettering which scream "Depot Tag!!!.
 

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Not sure if the case with your situation, but some tags with green indicate IS radios. You can pay for a flash kit and have a dealer install it, or install it yourself if you have the right gear. They generally do come with stickers to indicate a new flash.
 

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Not sure if the case with your situation, but some tags with green indicate IS radios. You can pay for a flash kit and have a dealer install it, or install it yourself if you have the right gear. They generally do come with stickers to indicate a new flash.
the radio i have does not have this tag. so if i have it upgraded to like a r16 firmware they will put a new tag on ?
 

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The black and green tag below the Flashport tag contains the FCC number, the Model Number, the Serial Number and another id number which I can't recall right now just off the top of my head. If you take your radio to a dealer to have a flash upgrade done, what you are doing is changing what capabilities the radio has in it. The dealer will put a new Flashport tag on it, but not the black and green serial number tag. If all you are doing is doing a firmware refresh, no new tag will be added.
 
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