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Getting my keys to match

Hi All,

I'm still pretty new to my 89 Vulcan, and am doing some winter projects on it. One I would like to take on is getting all of my keys to match. The bike came with 4 keys, 1 ignition, 1 gas, and 2 helmet/trunk locks. Would I be able to take the cylinders to a locksmith and have him rework the locks so everything can be changed to the ignition key?
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Hi All,

I'm still pretty new to my 89 Vulcan, and am doing some winter projects on it. One I would like to take on is getting all of my keys to match. The bike came with 4 keys, 1 ignition, 1 gas, and 2 helmet/trunk locks. Would I be able to take the cylinders to a locksmith and have him rework the locks so everything can be changed to the ignition key?
I have a 2001 VN750. I only have one key. This one key fits every lock. Maybe Ma Kaw made a change.

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Some one has changed some locks out on your bike. Wib has this write up and pics on how to do that your self https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7309
You will have to scroll down to the rekeying locks link in his sig line and read throught the thread.




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Buy if you don't feel like doing it yourself, yes a locksmith can rekey all your locks to match.

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Thanks for the quick replies y'all. I Think I'll try tackling this myself then!
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wasnt too hard, my write up was for the helmet locks but should all be pretty much the same cylinder.

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If you are referring to the helmet locks, yes, everything can be rekeyed the same. In order for locks to be rekeyed the same they have to be the same lock and have the same keyway, so they all have to be stock. For example you cannot have aftermarket saddlebags rekeyed to the stock ignition key.

I threw away my helmet locks years ago, when I installed the Kawasaki saddlebags and mount kit. I even ground off the mounting tabs from the side rails to give it a cleaner look. The same key fits the ignition switch and gas cap, but I carry an extra key in my pocket so I can fill the tank from the seat without shutting off the engine. I have several keys that fit the bike in case I should lose one.

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Yes you can,Locksmith services provide every type of repairing,replacement you want.They are responsible to set up locks.If you need your lock cylinder changed or re-keyed you must definitely contact to Locksmith in your area.
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I swear there's an internet bot that someone set up to promote the locksmithing profession at large.

jacksonlee with his one and only forum post, just to say to a year old thread "contact to Locksmith". Nice.

Earlier this month, user deanjones with his one and only forum posts says "someone suggest me to take it to professional Locksmith or they will send their experts and they resolve your issue regarding keys.". WTF. https://www.vn750.com/forum/11-vn750-...ml#post1117058
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I swear there's an internet bot that someone set up to promote the locksmithing profession at large.
The Big Brother locksmith is watching us lol lol

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