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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-24-2013, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Lost key - anyone know where/how to get new key made?

I live in central PA, 2 hours north of Harrisburg. I lost the only key I had for my 93 vulcan. I was told I can call a Kawasaki dealer, give them my vin, and get a key made relatively inexpensive. I called a few local Kawi dealers and a couple in State College and none make keys. The reps tell me I need to call a blacksmith. But i don't have a way to get the bike to a locksmith so I'd really just like to get a key made from my vin and at a decent price. Anyone know how I can go about getting a new key made ~ in the Harrisburg-Philadelphia-State College area?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-24-2013, 10:37 PM
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assuming that you have all the locks keyed the same, the helmet locks and gas tank locks have codes stamped in, you can call a lock smith and they can cut a key using that number along with bike make and possibly vin.
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If need be take the feul tank with u. That is if all are opened with same key.

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Here's a link to the hassle I had recently. Same situation.
A decent dealer would mail you your key after they made it.
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A good 'smithy can make one just by disassembling one of the locks. Without numbers even, then he can tell you what those numbers should be so you can save them.

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Ok, I'll call around to some more dealers. If none can do it, I'll take my tank off if anything - tank, ignition, & helmet lock all use same key. I don't really want to pay $85 lol so I'll just keep calling to get the best quote. But, yes, everyone, go get a spare made before you have to go through all this!
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The toolbox lock should be easiest for the 'smith to work with, but yeah, i have spare keys all over the place.

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Ok, I'll call around to some more dealers. If none can do it, I'll take my tank off if anything - tank, ignition, & helmet lock all use same key. I don't really want to pay $85 lol so I'll just keep calling to get the best quote. But, yes, everyone, go get a spare made before you have to go through all this!

Another option in order to take a lock to the Locksmith.....
I have pic'ed Helmet Locks in order to remove them off the rails which I had bought at a Bike Fest/market.
Not that difficult...


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