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post #1 of 20 Old 05-20-2011, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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Lost my key.

I'm totally bummed. I lost or misplaced my key for the 919. I have a spare so I can still ride but I just hate losing shit. I have searched high and low and in every jacket pocket. Where can I have a spare key made? Can any hardware store do it or do I have to find a blank somewhere?

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post #2 of 20 Old 05-20-2011, 07:23 PM
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I tried having a spare made for my Nighthawk last year and Home Depot could not accommodate me. They didn't carry the blanks for motorcycles. They told me to take it to a locksmith who makes keys down the road. I never followed up.

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post #3 of 20 Old 05-20-2011, 07:48 PM
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Not meaning to point out the blatantly obvious, but have you tried these folks? I've had good luck getting keys at most of the better Honda dealers...

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Most stealerships will have blanks, most locksmiths can cut them. I think I paid $3 at my stealership (when they were still open) to have them cut a key from the key code. I'm pretty sure they felt sorry for me when I revealed I was a complete dumbass and threw my key away.

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post #5 of 20 Old 05-21-2011, 12:22 AM
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If you want the original style key: I bought a spare blank from www.bikebandit.com (part # 637212 $10) You can also get a generic key from a locksmith, for alot less $$ (I also have: Brand = Ilco, number = X265 HD109). I prefer the Honda key though.
If you get a blank, you will probably have better luck with a locksmith, as opposed to a hardware store when it comes to cutting the key. We have an ace hardware store here that only has about a 10% success rate, I'm not kidding. Handing a $10 blank over to these jokers wasn't an option!

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post #6 of 20 Old 05-21-2011, 12:44 AM
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blank replacement keys are cheap on ebay, there are usually about one meeelion listings for them (~$5) every time im looking for 919 stuff there

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post #7 of 20 Old 05-21-2011, 08:56 AM
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I went to my local hardware store (Hance Hardware) and was able to have another key made. They didn't have any problems finding a blank that works. I don't have the 'original' key so I can't tell you if it's the same blank, but it works.

See attached picture for brand/key blank



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post #8 of 20 Old 05-21-2011, 09:29 AM
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I paid 8 or 10 bucks from ronayers.com for a blank key.
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post #9 of 20 Old 05-21-2011, 11:04 AM
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Cothron's in Austin is the place to go.

Not cheap, though they have it even when the dealership does not.
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BTW The US bikes us basic keys, just a simple recut is all we need to do?
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BTW The US bikes us basic keys, just a simple recut is all we need to do?
I'm guessing you're talking about transponder keys? No the US bikes don"t have them.



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post #12 of 20 Old 05-21-2011, 06:12 PM
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My local honda dealership cut me a key. but it didnt work. you could SEE a difference. yeah, that bad. I took a file and made it work one side up only.

SO i went to this guy. $8 for a CUT KEY. plus mabey $5 shipping? i dont remember shipping costs, but it wasnt alot.

Honda logo key blanks

If you know your key code, OR send him picture of your key along with your bike model ect, He will figure it out.


This is where i bought the vtx key for my helmet lock mod. key works from the first time.

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post #13 of 20 Old 05-21-2011, 09:08 PM
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^ Wish I had know about that sooner, I had a key cut at the local dealer a few weeks ago and it was $8. It took a few tries before it worked too.



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I went to my local hardware store (Hance Hardware) and was able to have another key made. They didn't have any problems finding a blank that works. I don't have the 'original' key so I can't tell you if it's the same blank, but it works.

See attached picture for brand/key blank
This. I had a local non-Big-Box hardware store make me about a dozen copies. Gave copies to a few to friends, one to my girl, stored one at work, one at my folk's, one in my toolbox, one in the hidden pocket of my riding jacket, one inside my backpack, and a few other other places I can't remember right now... I've lost a key in the past and it sucks. Hoping I've spread enough keys around that should I need a spare, I won't have trouble getting one. And for an "Oh Shit" key situation, I really not concerned about the non-Honda blank.

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post #15 of 20 Old 05-22-2011, 03:40 PM
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^^ That's what I thought. It's not a "Honda" key, but I'm not going to spend $10-15+ on a key when I can have spares cut for $3.



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post #16 of 20 Old 05-22-2011, 06:43 PM
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^ Wish I had know about that sooner, I had a key cut at the local dealer a few weeks ago and it was $8. It took a few tries before it worked too.
Hey Schrock86 where about in Iowa do ya live?

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post #17 of 20 Old 05-23-2011, 07:27 AM
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Ace Hardware cut bike keys for me before....Some locations do and some dont.

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This. I had a local non-Big-Box hardware store make me about a dozen copies. Gave copies to a few to friends, one to my girl, stored one at work, one at my folk's, one in my toolbox, one in the hidden pocket of my riding jacket, one inside my backpack, and a few other other places I can't remember right now... I've lost a key in the past and it sucks. Hoping I've spread enough keys around that should I need a spare, I won't have trouble getting one. And for an "Oh Shit" key situation, I really not concerned about the non-Honda blank.

You may want to get a GPS and start geocaching some along your ride routes (just in case)

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You may want to get a GPS and start geocaching some along your ride routes (just in case)
Hey! That's not a half-bad idea!

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post #20 of 20 Old 05-23-2011, 05:34 PM
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I almost never took the key out of my bike. I figured if anyone ever stole it, it'd be a good excuse to get another bike. I had the spare zip tied to the engine someplace.

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