That would suck. Losing your key and getting stranded. I wonder where you could hide a spare key on the 919. Maybe one of those magnetic boxes underneath somewhere?bought a blank from the honda dealer for 10 bucks, lock smith cut it for 2 dollars. now i have a back up key. I was on a ride last year and we were up in the mountains at a restaurant. This poor fellow lost his key. Everybody tried to help him find it. He was not in my group so i do not know what happened.
My used 919 only has one key. The dealer has one blank but cant tell me if my bike has a chip or not ??. Can i buy the blank and have a lock smith cut a new key or is chip coding involved
Peter. I'm not sure if you aware but the chip is buried in the plastic handle of the key. A label or such can be pried off. There is a cavity underneath holding a chip. Sometimes the chip is just pushed into the end of the handle. You have to buy a new blank key with a chip, eBay. Any good locksmith can copy your old key and cut your new blank. Then it's just a matter of encoding the chip to your bike. The chip reader is within the ignition. You can find the procedure online but you will need to make up a harness, easy. The encoding process wipes the memory but then will map in all the keys with chips, as many as you like.
Clear as mud?
You sure do live in a special place!I just realized I've asked everyone to give up there spare key hiding secrets. Don't.
Quick story. I live somewhere that has zero auto theft. I don't think I've even taken the key out of my bike's ignition for about 2yrs. I park in the street with the key in it.
A few years back a farm vehicle was reported stolen overnight. Vehicle had just dissappeared. It was the talk of the town. Fingers were pointed. First car stolen since forever. 6 months later the ute was found in scrub below where it was parked that night. You see there was a slope, the vehicle had rolled down the hill and went into some dense springy scrub. Which sprung back up, hiding the ute.
The farmer got an insurance payout and I believe keep the ute.