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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-19-2011, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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lost my bike keys some where in des plaines/mount prospect and i dont have a spare. whats the better way to go, call the dealer or call a locksmith?
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call or visit the dealer with your VIN and they should be able to give you the keycode. A locksmith can cut you a key from the code. The dealer might be able to cut it for you as well or at least supply you with the blank for it.

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thanks jrock! gotta wait til tomorrow i guess.. dealers closed today =[
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If you bought the bike new you should have been given a small rectangular piece of metal with the key code stamped on it. I sell my bikes with that, but most people lose it.

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Bring some proof of ownership with you to the dealer, either insurance card with VIN or title if you have it handy, something to prove that you actually own it. Chances are they will not cut a key with just the VIN and no proof of ownership.

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Bring some proof of ownership with you to the dealer, either insurance card with VIN or title if you have it handy, something to prove that you actually own it. Chances are they will not cut a key with just the VIN and no proof of ownership.
Most likely right. However, I locked my keys in my Mazda once and $15 for a locksmith to cut me a key was the cheapest route by far. I couldn't believe Mazda gave it to me over the phone.

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call or visit the dealer with your VIN and they should be able to give you the keycode. A locksmith can cut you a key from the code. The dealer might be able to cut it for you as well or at least supply you with the blank for it.
ah, ok. ill keep that in mind.. thanks guys! any recommended lock smiths? if the dealers asking too much im gonna look around
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just wanted to update. took the ignition cylinder out and brought it to the dealer with my registration and I.d. Got 2 keys made for 17.50 each.. lost one already (smfh) lol. but far less expensive than the locksmith.. they all quoted me at 80 (if i took out the ignition myself) to 250 to make keys for it.
taking out the cylinder isnt that hard. definitely recommend tasking that path if you ever run into that problem.
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