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Old 09-12-2011, 10:13 AM   #1
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Greens Lock Shop but you'll need to bring them your ignition switch.
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^that or call a dealer with your vin and they can cut you a new one.
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Dealers can't make a key with your VIN, you'd need the key number. It's a little silver or black tag that you may have gotten with your keys.
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odd... I got mine done by giving them my vin
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You got lucky then. Most can't is what I've been told.

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Give Macuso a call then, let us know what you find out.
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From the Kawasaki website:

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How do I get a key code?

The only place that the key code can be found is on the original key or key tag. We recommend contacting the original selling dealer, since many dealers record this information when preparing new Kawasaki products for sale. Unfortunately we have no way of providing a key code corresponding to your V.I.N. number.

Makes sense if you think about it. If the VIN and key info were linked it would be easy for a thief to get your VIN off the neck and have a key made.

Try calling the dealer you bought it from. IF they recorded the key tag info when they sold you the bike then you may be able to get a key. In my experience most dealers don't record the key number as it is not a requirement. Good luck!
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I was inquiring about this myself. I know at least there is no way to order a suzuki key cut from the factory. You order a blank, and get someone to cut it. Its wayyyy expensive too.
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odd... I got mine done by giving them my vin
Martin you got me curious to see if what I've been told was incorrect.
Since this question comes up fairly regularly I did some searching and this is what I came up with:

Honda FAQ:

How can I get a replacement key?
You can order replacement keys through your local Honda dealer.*The dealer will need your key code to cut the key.*If you do not have the key code we first recommend contacting your original selling dealer since they may have recorded this information at the time of sale.*American Honda is unable to provide a key code that corresponds with your VIN.*If you are still unable to find your key code please contact you local Honda dealer for further assistance in obtaining a duplicate key.

Suzuki FAQ:

How do I get a duplicate key?

Your Suzuki dealer can order one pre cut key. They will need the key tag # provided at the time of sale.


Yamaha customer service:

Q. How can I get a replacement key for my Yamaha?
A. Replacement keys are available through any authorized dealer by providing your model and the key number, we are unable to provide a key with a VIN number.


I posted the Kawi info previously.

It appears that unless the original selling dealer recorded the key tag number at the time of sale that there is no way to get a key just by VIN alone.
Since that's the case I'd recommend that everyone keep the key tag number in a safe place. That is if you have it.
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I lost the key to the SV a while back, called the dealer with my vin, and had it ready when I got there. I think I did the same thing with the 750 but not 100% on that one. Maybe newer bikes are different. or I'm just so sexy that procedures don't apply....but I doubt it.
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I lost the key to the SV a while back, called the dealer with my vin, and had it ready when I got there. I think I did the same thing with the 750 but not 100% on that one. Maybe newer bikes are different. or I'm just so sexy that procedures don't apply....but I doubt it.
Well at least you're correct about that.
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Hey you said it, I just agreed.
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I know at the Kawi dealer I worked at it was the key code or lock smith.
with my honda I was able to get a code off of the lock cylinder (had to near take it all the way apart to find it) and they cut me a new one at the dealer.
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