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Offline grizzlybear

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Lost all keys
« on: January 10, 2021, 08:39:30 PM »
Hi guys

A chap on Facebook has had all keys pinched, am I right in thinking he is stuffed, and needs A ECU with a key and 4 number code to get bike going again 🤔
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Re: Lost all keys
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2021, 09:31:40 PM »
It may not be as bad as you think.  I recently purchased a 2018 Tiger without keys from an insurance company.  Talked to my local dealer and he put me in touch with an old-school locksmith (he too was a biker).  I had to trailer the bike to him, and was expecting to leave it there for a day or two.  Before I got home he called me and said he was done and had two keys made that fit the ignition, gas cap and seat lock.  He said he removed the fuel cap, then matched the key to the tumblers, then put everything back together. 

I then took the bike and keys to the dealer, where they cut a chipped key to the simple key the locksmith made.  They then paired the new chipped key to the bike with their diagnostic OBDC tool.  Little bit of a pain with all the running around and stuff.  But was cheaper than replacing all the locks and electrical components.

So it can be done.

Good luck!     
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Re: Lost all keys
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2021, 06:39:22 AM »
Cheers for that, I will pass the info on 👍
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Re: Lost all keys
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2021, 07:47:54 AM »
*Originally Posted by sullivs [+]
Before I got home he called me and said he was done and had two keys made that fit the ignition, gas cap and seat lock.  He said he removed the fuel cap, then matched the key to the tumblers, then put everything back together. 

Those kind of skills are rare and precious nowadays.  Would you mind posting name & contact info for the locksmith, so that it's here for any desperate soul who loses their keys?

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Re: Lost all keys
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2021, 10:16:01 AM »
Good idea Not Found 😀👍

I assume he still needs the 4 numbers on the metal tag though  :084:

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Re: Lost all keys
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2021, 02:05:35 PM »
Hi Grizzlybear,

No, you don't need the four digits on the tag you get when taking delivery of your new bike.  That's the point of going to a locksmith.  Hardware stores make keys too.  But they are not "Locksmiths".  Find an independent locksmith who does that for a living, who has a storefront you can visit.  I live in Missouri, in the USA.  So the address of the locksmith I used probably won't help you much. 

If I had the four digit tag (which I did not), I could have gotten a new key from the factory.  However, I was told by the same dealer that suggested I visit the locksmith that it would take 2-3 months to accomplish.  Since I didn't go that route I can't verify that one way or the other.

Thanks, 
Steve

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