Gasoline filthy tank lock / use of aftermarket key
I hope I chose the correct sub-forum, otherwise I would like to ask to move my thread. I checked the search engine but I was not successful.
All in all I have two issues.
Today I adjusted my gas tank lock due to it was hardly possible to open/close it. And, every time the key stuck in the lock. When I adjusted the lock I realized that the key was wet with gasoline after I removed it from the lock. Now I am looking for a possibility to dry the lock. Unfortunately I do not have an air compressor nor I know someone who would have one. Hence, I need other ideas.
The second issue which I have is most likely related to the wet tank lock.
Due to I have not realized that the key was wet I put it wet as it was in the ignition lock every time. Apparently the gasoline reacted quite aggressive with the key metal. Now my key is ripped on both sides and slightly twisted on its thinnest spot. Unfortunately I do not have a spare key. I did some internet research and found an English ebay seller who says he could cut a key just by a picture or a scan. So far, so good. The question is now how to deal with the HISS chip? Is it possible to remove the chip from the original key and stick it into the new, aftermarket key? Another possibility I read would be to leave the broken key on the key holder, and the bike could be started as well. Due to I am really not an electrician I do not want to tinker an adapter to teach a new chip to my bike as it is described in the hand book, and at different internet pages. Has anyone had experience with this issue, or any ideas what I could do, or what would work best?
Every advice is highly appreciated. But keep in mind I live in a foreign country and my Italian skills are at beginner level. Additional, right now I cannot drive my bike due to I am afraid of breaking my key completely.
Thanks in advance for your efforts.
I wanna die like my grandfather: peaceful asleep... and not panicly screaming like his passenger.