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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-29-2006, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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Motorcycle key replacement

Today I noticed that the ignition key is cracked on both sides of the teeth, one hard snap, and it will break in half. The bike came with one key, and since it's a Honda F4, I tried to get duplicates from Home Depot or Lowe's, but they don't carry keys this long. Will the dealership be able to order one? I am a little worried if it's irreplaceable.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-30-2006, 02:36 AM
 
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Hi Z_Fanatic-

Of course the key can be replaced.

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Get the blank from a dealer then get it cut by a Locksmith.

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The dealerships around here have a key machine and made copies of mine when I got my bike. They do like to charge a good bit for them though. I paid $6 a key, but like you said Lowes and Home Depot dont have the right ones.

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A good locksmith will even have blanks for said keys. Once you get one AND IT WORKS, then get a few more & keep them in safe places. Like if you have a wallet for your DL & it has a coin section then use that to hold one of your spare keys. Leave the other one at home, & lastly the other one is on the bike.

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What a relief! I'm going to get 5
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A good locksmith will even have blanks for said keys. Once you get one AND IT WORKS, then get a few more & keep them in safe places. Like if you have a wallet for your DL & it has a coin section then use that to hold one of your spare keys. Leave the other one at home, & lastly the other one is on the bike.
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I just got two copies made at a local locksmith. He had the key in stock and I think it cost me $4 a piece... It is ALWAYS a good idea to have a spare key hidden somewhere on your bike.
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It is ALWAYS a good idea to have a spare key hidden somewhere on your bike.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-01-2006, 08:19 AM
 
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Hi All-

My preference is to make a few copies when the keys are new so subsequent copies will be from an unworn key. One of the original keys that came with my motorcycle hasn't left the safe in which I store it in case copies are needed.

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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-02-2006, 06:48 AM
 
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not only can you have copies made, but just for future reference, your bike has an ignition code number, should be stamped somewhere on or near the ignition. on my 99 zx6r, i actually had a tag on the keyring (still have it actually, lol even though the bikes sold! oops) that had the number on it, and so you keep that in your house somewhere. if you lose your key you just take the tag (or in your case, get the number off the bike) to the dealer (they may require that you show them the title in your name too) and they order you as many brand new keys for your bike as you want.
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