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Mr. OX

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I lost Wolfie's key
« on: September 17, 2017, 07:49:56 AM »
Hey folks,
I lost the only key I had for Wolfie.
I don't have a dealer near by.
Does anybody know if I can have a dealer send me a new one?
Is the lock set identified by VIN?
Finally, does anybody have a dealer they recommend to help me out with this problem?
Thanks!
Bill in KS.
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Re: I lost Wolfie's key
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2017, 10:53:06 AM »
Hey Ox...I'm in KS too...near Olathe. Where you at?

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Re: I lost Wolfie's key
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2017, 11:37:47 AM »
There isn't a chip in the key, is there? If you have an old (read experienced) locksmith near you he might be able to make a key by jiggling the correct blank in the ignition and filing appropriately.

If not, you may need to order a new ignition.

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Re: I lost Wolfie's key
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2017, 01:24:08 PM »
Hey Ox...I'm in KS too...near Olathe. Where you at?
I'm in Wichita, but I make it up to the KC area fairly often since I have lots of friends and family there.
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Re: I lost Wolfie's key
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2017, 01:25:45 PM »
There isn't a chip in the key, is there? If you have an old (read experienced) locksmith near you he might be able to make a key by jiggling the correct blank in the ignition and filing appropriately.

If not, you may need to order a new ignition.
No chip, but I hate to have to also order a helmet lock too.
I guess I could pull the ignition and take just that to a locksmith.
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Re: I lost Wolfie's key
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2017, 01:28:26 PM »
Hey folks,
I lost the only key I had for Wolfie.
I don't have a dealer near by.
Does anybody know if I can have a dealer send me a new one?
Is the lock set identified by VIN?
Finally, does anybody have a dealer they recommend to help me out with this problem?
Thanks!
Bill in KS.

Sorry to say it but I think you might be out of luck Bill.  When this happened to me I asked Vespa (my dealer) if they could help me out and I remember us talking about a key code but they didn't have it on file and neither did I, and they were quite confident there was no way of figuring that out without an original. Otherwise they told me I would need to have a new ignition installed (and steering wheel lock and helmet lock to match).  It's not cheap. I wanna say $300-500 for a new ignition.  I managed to find my one remaining key and had it copied at a local locksmith.  Maybe someone else has good news.  Good luck!

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Re: I lost Wolfie's key
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2017, 01:39:06 PM »
go to ACE Hardware! I have about 3 or 4 they made for me and they all work
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Re: I lost Wolfie's key
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2017, 01:44:46 PM »
He lost the original, Bob .. he can't make duplicates
Get your motor runnin' .. get out on the highway.

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Re: I lost Wolfie's key
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2017, 09:13:28 AM »
I need to make a duplicate, but most places I go to say that they don't do motorcycle keys. Even Ace hardware. 

What's a place that will do it?

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Re: I lost Wolfie's key
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2017, 11:48:37 AM »
Why won't they duplicate a motorcycle key?? ... because they don't have the blanks ?

A Curtis "SU-9" blank works or an Ilco "X120Yh47"
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Re: I lost Wolfie's key
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2017, 02:40:13 PM »

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Re: I lost Wolfie's key
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2017, 02:53:24 PM »
Ok boys and girls, I think the lesson here is to be sure you have a spare working key at home somewhere to make duplicate(s) if TSHTF.
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Re: I lost Wolfie's key
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2017, 05:45:41 PM »
The local locksmith made a spare for me though at first he didn't think he had a blank that would work.  He picked the closest blank he had that could work, cut it, and with an initial bit of jiggling it worked and eventually broke in nicely.

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Re: I lost Wolfie's key
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2017, 08:10:26 AM »
Why won't they duplicate a motorcycle key?? ... because they don't have the blanks ?

I guess! That seems to be a reoccurring theme. I go in, say "can you make a few of these?" Show them the key and they say, "that's a motorcycle key? We dont do those."



A Curtis "SU-9" blank works or an Ilco "X120Yh47"

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Re: I lost Wolfie's key
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2017, 12:27:11 PM »
I ending up removing the ignition lock and taking that to a locksmith. He was able to fix me up and get a new key made. While I was there. I had a second one cut too, so hopefully I will not have to do this again! Thank, for everyone's replies!
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