Ignition key


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Charlie1Horse
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1992 GL1500I Interstate

Re: Ignition key

Post by Charlie1Horse » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:45 am



Sorry for the typo, it is a 86 Aspencade.
Russell

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Re: Ignition key

Post by bellboy40 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:43 am

Russell, what did the new key cost at the locksmith? I had some made at an online place. He made me two keys from the code on mine. It was about $30 I believe for those two keys.

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Re: Ignition key

Post by Alan_Hepburn » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:01 pm

I'm not understanding this talk about replacement keys - when we bought our '94 GL1500SE it came with one key. I took that key to the local hardware store. They put the key into their fancy machine and cut a brand new copy - charged me $2.50 if I recall. That copy has been working for me ever since. Those of you paying all that money for on-line keys - are your keys some special key or what?
Alan Hepburn - San Jose, Ca
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Re: Ignition key

Post by bellboy40 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:12 pm

No, nothing special, except they work. I had one made at the local hardware store but it would not work in my bike. It seems to be hit or miss when getting a key made from another used one. I'm glad the one you got made from your old one worked but mine did not so I went another route.

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Re: Ignition key

Post by Alan_Hepburn » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:18 pm

Ah, okay - thanks! I was wondering if I was missing something!
Alan Hepburn - San Jose, Ca
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Charlie1Horse
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Re: Ignition key

Post by Charlie1Horse » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:34 pm

I think I remember paying about $5.00 each but these replacements keys are not HONDA keys. If you have the original key they can PUNCH a new generic replacement key which should be exactly the same cut as the original was when it was new. The code on the key will allow them to copy, precisely, the original key. If you just have one CUT from the original 'worn out key' What you will receive is a brand new worn out key. I hope this helps.
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Re: Ignition key

Post by leland » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:14 am

The question is moot now that it is working again. However, me not knowing if there is a steering lock on your bike when you remove the key, I wonder if the steering was binding the key. If this were true then a mere wiggling of the steering would have freed the key. Of course some lubricant would assist too. This happens often in my car when I am cranking the steering as I turn off the key. Once the car's power steering stops working the key gets bound up. I am just thinking out loud ( in type). Leland



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