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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-09-2009, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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Red face OK call me stupid - (and i'm old enough to know better)

well - The bike we bought the other day only came with one key - soooo I went to have one made but the regular key-make places like home depot don't have the right blanks -soooooo I went to the Kawasaki shop here in Lilburn to ask about getting a key made there - They indicated that I had to buy a key blank from them and then take it somewhere else (like back to where I had already been) and have them make the key since the Kawi shop doesnt make keys soooo I bit and bought a skinny little key blank for $12.00 because it appeared that I had to buy it from them in order to get one made - after reading some older posts here today about keys - I called a local locksmith who is about 1 mile from my house - told him I need a duplicate key made for my motorcycle - he asked me to bring in my key monday morning when the store is actually open - and he would make a key for me The price you ask???? - between $3 and $6 depending on which key it is. My 2nd stop after having the key made is to take the blank back to Kawi.

The bad part aside from the obvious - is that I am a proponent of supporting local businesses even if something cost slightly more because if we don't then we will eventually not have anyone local to do business with - The Kawi shop is about 2 miles from my house in the other direction - which if you own a Kawi cycle - should be a great local resource - apparently this resource comes at a high price here in Lilburn
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Thats pretty weird, my kawi shop had the blank and made it for me for $12 bucks. Which is alot for a key that isn't special. I mean special in that it doesn't have any electronics or anything in it.

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My local locksmith (who also rides) made keys for my Honda and Kawasaki for around $3. My [I]local[I] Kawasaki dealer is arrogant, thinks I'm made of $$$$ and even more stupid than I actually am. So I order parts from the more reasonable dealer with infinitely better customer service attitude in the next town and enjoy my rides there to pick up the cheaper parts. Wouldn't bother me one bit if the local Kawa dealer folded. You don't thrive in the business world by screwing the customer!

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i couldent even get an oring i needed from the steelership .. that'll be 12 bucks and we can have it in 2 weeks... got one at a vw shop for 50cents whoda thunk



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