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looking for 2 ignition keys

Postby squirrelman » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:19 pm

my local honda dealer refused to sell me VTR keys, and i need 2 for bikes just out of a 9 year storage, having lost the original keys. :?

i need a D74 and D75 for my bikes, so can anyone help ??

dealer wouldn't trust me that my bikes weren't stolen !!!!!!!!!!!!! :o

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Re: looking for 2 ignition keys

Postby Barbie & Skipper » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:02 pm

I'm not certain exactly what you need, but here goes:

If you are looking for key blanks, I have ILCO keys for my VTR's. (http://www.ilco.us/literature-support/i ... rence.html) The cross-references that seem to work are HD74 & HD75. My keys also have these codes:
X87, SUZ11, X84, SU7. It's been a few years, but I believe I was able to find blanks at WalMart and/or Ace Hardware. Again, it's been years, but I was able to create my own keys from the bike locks. IIRC, I had to disassemble the helmet lock

Many locksmiths can/will cut you new keys if you can show valid proof of ownership. If you have a title and/or bill of sale, you should be fine.

As far as the dealer goes, taking the bike, bill of sale, title, etc should satisfy them as well.

If you don't have a valid title or bill of sale, you could go to the NCIS stolen vehicle registry (https://www.nicb.org/vincheck) and run a VIN check, which might be enough for either the dealer or locksmith.

Even if you don't have your original titles, you should be able to get duplicates easily from your DMV.
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Re: looking for 2 ignition keys

Postby Barbie & Skipper » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:13 pm

With a bit of web searching I found:
https://lockguyz.com/articles/motorcycl ... cycle-key/
https://www.denver-locksmith.net/our-se ... de-denver/

I realize that these aren't local to you, but the information should still be relevant. In reading the pages, it seems like I did disassemble the gas cap lock, rather than the helmet lock. After all these years, I don't remember the details, but I'm pretty sure that I was able to recover at least one key this way, but it seems like I did this more than once.

One other thing. The brain is a funny thing. Sometimes forgotten memories are just buried, and not really forgotten. If you get your brain working on the puzzle of the lost keys, you may wind up remembering where they are before too long.

It may be a case of locking the barn after the horse escaped, but I've found that keeping a backup set of keys with the title and other important paperwork in a 1-gallon ziplock bag helps avoid this sort of problem.
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Re: looking for 2 ignition keys

Postby squirrelman » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:10 pm

thanks for the info above, very useful. ;)
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Re: looking for 2 ignition keys

Postby squirrelman » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:01 pm

Any hints on removing a seat with no key ???????????? :shock:
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Re: looking for 2 ignition keys

Postby Barbie & Skipper » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:51 am

squirrelman wrote:Any hints on removing a seat with no key ???????????? :shock:

Sent PM.
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Re: looking for 2 ignition keys

Postby squirrelman » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:53 am

thanks for pm. you explained it perfectly. :)
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Re: looking for 2 ignition keys

Postby Barbie & Skipper » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:10 pm

Well, did you get the keys, and are the bikes up and running? Inquiring minds want to know. :D
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Skipper - 90 VTR250 - 37k+, black & white, two-part project finished 22 years after first parked
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Re: looking for 2 ignition keys

Postby squirrelman » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:04 pm

not yet. i'm going to try a different honda dealer, but right now it's too cold and snowy to accomplish anything, and i can't go anywhere cuz i don't have a car :o

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Re: looking for 2 ignition keys

Postby Barbie & Skipper » Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:59 am

I get the cold shakes just looking at that picture. :shock:

It's been just bikes for me since parking the car about 6 months ago. I'd been driving it less than 2k per year, and thought I'd try doing without it for a while.

Riding in the heat doesn't bother me, and I have decent rain gear, but snow lost all of its appeal for me years ago. Once you've written your name in the snow, and done a few donuts in the parking lot, you've had about all the fun that snow offers, IMHO.
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