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Lost spare key on the way to locksmith 01 929

I lost my spare key, lost my primary last week, had to have the thing towed 65 miles home Friday...What do I do? Is it relatively easy to replace the lock set (ignition, tank, and trunk) if I buy a set off of ebay? Or, is it worth the money to have the local shop do it at $79.00 per hour plus oem parts??

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Re: Lost spare key on the way to locksmith 01 929

Can't you get a key via proof of ownership and VIN# through the dealer?
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Re: Lost spare key on the way to locksmith 01 929

I have the vin, the dealer paperwork, and what I thought was the cut-code blank. But, the local (NOT SELLING) dealer (supposedly) ordered a key from Honda that didn't work. It looks almost like they just went to a local locksmith and had the key cut. If I go to the selling dealer, can they order me a real functional key? According to the parts guy I just talked to, I have to "pull" one of the cylinders (he recommends the trunk) and go to this local shop who has all Honda blanks, and he can make me a key from the cylinder. Does that sound right?

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Re: Lost spare key on the way to locksmith 01 929

Wasnt that huge motorcycle theft ring in NY
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Re: Lost spare key on the way to locksmith 01 929

Maybe, but the dealer is in Connecticut. I live in New York, and I was able to get the "wrong" key pretty fast. I just don't really know how to approach this. I guess a few beers, some hand tools, and skinned knuckles later I can have either the trunk lock out (or at least really well broken), or, I can install (with the same beer, tools and blood) a whole ebay lock set. The undesireable option is the dealer replacement. I lost my chastity belt with the keys. The worst is, there are only a few really sweet riding days until my layover, and I have owned my bike since new in 2001: .2 miles. I now have over 11,000, and I really like the nice days.
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Re: Lost spare key on the way to locksmith 01 929

If you have the key number, stamped in the small piece of metal that came with your keys, a Honda dealer should be able to make you the key.
Too late for you to do now, but I'm in the habit of writing my key number in my operator's manual as soon as I get the bike. Good habit to get into for the future...
Good luck!
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Re: Lost spare key on the way to locksmith 01 929

I have the key number writtne down in my owners manual, on my bill of sale, in a file with other pertinent info on my computer..... Not to mention the spare key with the little tag with the number on it locked in my safe. Of course I do this so I am assured never to lose the key. If I didn't have all these backups then I probably would have lost both of the danm thing by now.

Good luck with it man... Honda should be able to look it up form the vin#.
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Re: Lost spare key on the way to locksmith 01 929

I was told by several sources that Honda doesn't keep that info. I had to remove my ignition switch to get the number off of it. i took that number to one of my local dealers and they made me a key that didn't work. I took the ignition switch AND the key to another dealer who hand filed the damn thing until it worked.
aweful experience. Good luck.
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Re: Lost spare key on the way to locksmith 01 929

loosing these keys is such a bad experience. from all I've heard your best bet is to take the ignition cylinder out and get the key made from that. According to the service manual you have to take the top triple clamp off to get the ignition switch off. I've never heard of it being on the trunk lock.

if you can't convince them, confuse them.
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Re: Lost spare key on the way to locksmith 01 929

and how would you get to the trunk lock if it's locked and you have no key?!?!?!
taking the ignition switch off wasn't that bad... getting a key made that worked was hell.
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Re: Lost spare key on the way to locksmith 01 929

trust me you can get the seat open. the front seat unbolts and if you have small enough hands/arms you can get in there and pull the cable to unlatch it. or you can unbolt the strap and lift the rear seat enough to get to the cable, again if you have small enough hands/arms cause you can't lift it too high.

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Re: Lost spare key on the way to locksmith 01 929

Thank you all. I will pull the triple clamp and the ignition lock. I have the little metal tag, but the key made from it was not functional. My honda dealer was unable to use it and my vin to make a key. Here is a hint for any Honda dealers: Make a copy of the key for your customers, tape it to the dealership's copy of the contract, and archive it. Let your customers know this, and if any lose the keys, you are a hero.
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Re: Lost spare key on the way to locksmith 01 929

Yeah, but then all someone would have to do is jack the filing cabinet with all of that info and they have home addresses and keys to all bikes sold at that dealership

Talk about a bike theft streak....
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Re: Lost spare key on the way to locksmith 01 929

since they obviously didn't do it right (or you have the wrong metal tag/key code) they should try to make you a new one free of charge.

if you can't convince them, confuse them.
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Re: Lost spare key on the way to locksmith 01 929

yep, that's what i said, but the dealer was like "we tried...."
their excuse was that the key cutter that they had was not the right model or something..... the key was close to fitting, just a little filing made it work.
I don't know what the hell the problem is, but even with the key code i couldn't get a working key anywhere. We have three honda dealers locally, none of them could get it right.
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