Lost the keys to my 1977 GL1000


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exShinra
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Lost the keys to my 1977 GL1000

Postby exShinra » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:27 pm



Hey everyone I need a little bit of help.

New years day I went to a rave, and somehow lost the keys I left in my friends car. I've had no luck locating them and i'm down to 2 options.

I can either take off the ignition (pain in the ass to do) and take the ignition it to get a key made for $50.

or

I can attempt to hotwire it, and create a switch to turn the bike on and off.

I was hoping someone could help me do the cheaper, less pain in the ass approach.



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landisr
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Re: Lost the keys to my 1977 GL1000

Postby landisr » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:26 pm

Most old Honda keys are numbered. If you can see the number stamped into the ignition, just do a Google search for vintage honda keys. An example is:

http://www.motorcyclekeys.com/vintage.html

Good luck and let us know the outcome.

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wingerinsandiego
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Re: Lost the keys to my 1977 GL1000

Postby wingerinsandiego » Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:47 pm

How can he get the number off the key if he lost them???? He wants to know how to hot wire it until he gets the key replaced. Geez
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Re: Lost the keys to my 1977 GL1000

Postby Placerville » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:22 pm

wingerinsandiego wrote:How can he get the number off the key if he lost them???? He wants to know how to hot wire it until he gets the key replaced. Geez


wingerinsandiego,

He advised him to get the number off the ignition not the key.

exShinra,

As landisr said, your key number is stamped into the bottom of your ignition switch. Pull that and find your number. As you've probably noticed, the link from landisr (above) is dead so, here are two alternatives for NOS keys for your GL.

http://www.hondakeys.com/

http://www.reproductiondecals.com/default_frameset.html?content.html~main

If you can't find NOS keys at either of these sites, PM me and I'll send you to someone who may be able to help. (Try the sites first.) I suggest that you buy a couple of extra keys: Tape one to the back of your battery strap and keep the other at home.
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flash2002
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Re: Lost the keys to my 1977 GL1000

Postby flash2002 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:52 am

Hi, send a e-mail to this guy ( Ron ) he will fix you with a key.
roncar@gmail.com

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wingerinsandiego
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Re: Lost the keys to my 1977 GL1000

Postby wingerinsandiego » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:55 am

Thank God I sent Roncar a pic of my ign key a few months back!! I lost them. 3 days ago and cannot find them any where! Dead without them. Just sent Roncar a PM BEGGING FOR A COUPLE OF COPIEs!!! I may have to dumpster dive this morning because I may have thrown them out wit some trash after a ride Friday!!! YUK
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Re: Lost the keys to my 1977 GL1000

Postby artgrantz » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:07 pm

The GL1000 is super easy to hotwire but I no longer have the bike nor the wiring diagam to help you with any info. Sorry.
Just call a locksmith and have a key made. It will be pricey but cheaper than replacing the ignitions switch and fuel door lock.

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Fred Camper
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Re: Lost the keys to my 1977 GL1000

Postby Fred Camper » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:02 pm

Roncar is really fast and inexpensive. Did a great job for me on a bike I bought without keys. All he needs is the number from the lock cylinder and that is easy to provide and he will tell you where.

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Re: Lost the keys to my 1977 GL1000

Postby aussiegold » Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:48 am

here is a way to hotwire your bike. i have two of these made up and carry them in my bag. its not too hard. :D :D
http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=48289

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Re: Lost the keys to my 1977 GL1000

Postby spookytooth » Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:45 pm

If you're not too worried about the shelter lock (I've removed mine as there's nothing in there that anyone would want to steal...) this is a direct replacement with the fork lock and everything, plug and play...


http://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-78-79-GL1 ... 18&vxp=mtr

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Re: Lost the keys to my 1977 GL1000

Postby cougla » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:41 pm

Okay I know I am very late here with a reply but I am wondering why no one suggested to remove the helmet
lock and get the key # off of the back of it. Not hard to do trust me, I've been there done that....lol




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