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Offline Tundra

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Key Blanks
« on: February 10, 2019, 11:17:16 am »
Anyone that has had success finding key blanks for the bags in the Southeast area, mine is a "B" key.
I have the blank no.'s thanks to this group and have ridden to 3 Ace Hardware stores as well as 3 Home Depot stores unsuccessfully.
 I called several local locksmiths with the numbers and they tell me they need to see the key? Really? I know the blank key # that I need, they can't simply tell me if you stock it?
I found a direct rplacement to slide into the FOB on Partzilla, although was hoping for a generic metal key blank to cut down.

Any leads on where to find a "B" bag key blank in the Southeast area appreciated.
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Re: Key Blanks
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 11:39:24 am »
I got mine made at the local Ace hardware store.

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Re: Key Blanks
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 11:43:36 am »
Jorge,
That's what I have heard, although the Ace stores I visited told me they are all independently owned and do not stock the same merchandise. I will attempt more as they are everywhere.

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Re: Key Blanks
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 01:46:05 pm »
Ace did not have the correct blanks. I got several from a guy on this site and had a local key/security business cut mine using the key in the FOB. But came to find out Guardian security that cut the keys have the correct blanks in stock. There is a right and left side key blank and some C14's have the right side and some the left side.

I would go to a business that does keys for a living and skip Ace.
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Re: Key Blanks
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 02:41:52 pm »
Got replacements for mine at a local power sports/lawnmower supply place. If you go in, ask the the first person you see who it is in the store that everybody turns to when difficult keys are made. You'll get a "name." Wait and see that guy.  It'll be a challenge and he'll take it on.
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Re: Key Blanks
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 03:46:57 pm »
I suggest going to one of the locksmiths. They're probably wanting to see the key because the part number you have isn't from the same company they get their keys from, so no matching part numbers. There were several blanks that were a near miss so it took the locksmith I went to a bit to find the correct one. Then she had to cut three blanks before she got one that would work on all the locks on the bike, the Kawasaki top case being the problem child. Bought three usable ones. And for all her efforts it still only cost a few bucks, no charge for the two that wouldn't work in the top case and were thrown away.
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Re: Key Blanks
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2019, 03:48:58 pm »
Thanks all... I'll share my results to hopefully help others in the future. I was able to find some on Evilbay well priced. Not sure if that's like taking your own eggs into a diner and asking them to cook them for you, asking someone to cut my blank?

I agree MntRider, I would like to find the blanks from the locksmith whos cutting them.

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Re: Key Blanks
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2019, 08:12:10 pm »
I got mine at a locksmith.

Cost me $10

The head on it was huge so I cut it way down.  Much easier to carry and being cut down it's easy to find.

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Re: Key Blanks
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2019, 08:49:00 pm »
I compiled this mess a while back, every key, and aftermarket one also, can be found here... both clonable, and simple blanks
http://forum.cog-online.org/general-information-57/key-blanks-75052/

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Re: Key Blanks
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2019, 10:16:17 am »
Thanks guys, and thanks MAN OF BLUES for compiling that list, and posting the link again!

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Re: Key Blanks
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2019, 12:15:25 pm »
So what is the difference between a left & right key blank ??
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Re: Key Blanks
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2019, 01:31:57 pm »
I got my blanks from my Kawasaki dealer. Insanely expensive but I got them.
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Re: Key Blanks
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2019, 03:32:58 pm »
Thanks all... I'll share my results to hopefully help others in the future. I was able to find some on Evilbay well priced. Not sure if that's like taking your own eggs into a diner and asking them to cook them for you, asking someone to cut my blank?

I agree MntRider, I would like to find the blanks from the locksmith whos cutting them.
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Re: Key Blanks
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2019, 09:43:54 pm »
I got my blanks from my Kawasaki dealer. Insanely expensive but I got them.

bummer, all the "non-OEM" ones I linked, are like less that $3 each.. and most have the recess to install a cloning capsule/chip.

OEM passive FOB "mini" key inserts run about $13 ea.
Active FOB Bag key inserts run about the same, within pennies

Ignition knobs run $23




So what is the difference between a left & right key blank ??

IT was linked in the link I gave.... "A" is a L/H, and "B" is R/H

RH blank


LH blank



L/H vs R/H DENOTES WHICH SIDE HAS SLOTTED/RELIEF
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Re: Key Blanks
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2019, 10:27:20 pm »
Again, thank you all...
I found the correct blanks today at a Locksmith. They work perfectly, I'm cutting them down to make the key-knob doohickey thingamajig saddlebag modification that I've seen so many of you have done here. That will be a relief from digging around for the FOB to get into the bags and gas stops.


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Re: Key Blanks
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2019, 11:02:52 pm »
Again, thank you all...
I found the correct blanks today at a Locksmith. They work perfectly, I'm cutting them down to make the key-knob doohickey thingamajig saddlebag modification that I've seen so many of you have done here. That will be a relief from digging around for the FOB to get into the bags and gas stops.


JJ...email received and very much appreciated, although not needed.

Thank you

super, so be a trend setter, and share the "blank number/mfg" with us, also which "hand" key it was, and price...please;   I'll add it to my list, for those in the future...
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Re: Key Blanks
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2019, 11:14:19 pm »
Mine is a "SILCA" brand Italian made key blank. The blank No. is KW14 (same as ILCO #) which is for my OEM "B" key. I paid too much, but I was tired of searching and they work. I'm a happy camper, $10.00 bucks a piece cut from a local Locksmith.

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Re: Key Blanks
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2019, 11:48:50 pm »
Mine is a "SILCA" brand Italian made key blank. The blank No. is KW14 (same as ILCO #) which is for my OEM "B" key. I paid too much, but I was tired of searching and they work. I'm a happy camper, $10.00 bucks a piece cut from a local Locksmith.

hey, the lock smith has to make a fee also...
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Re: Key Blanks
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2019, 02:51:53 am »
Got mine from my Kawi dealer. They were insanely expensive but they work. My local hardware store cut them without an issue.
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