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    Lost my only key WTF do i do??

    as stated i lost my only key to my sv... of course right before the classic. whats my best plan of attack? dealer needs me to pull the ignition on the chance of a key code being stamped. locksmith in my area that can make keys from locks will be atleast a week to have time. i was going to just jump the ignition but then i remembered ill probably need some gas and thetank is keyed as well. FACK

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    Re: Lost my only key WTF do i do??

    Looks like you are going to have to jump the ignition and screwdriver the gas cap

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    Re: Lost my only key WTF do i do??

    then change your gas cap to screw type

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    Re: Lost my only key WTF do i do??

    take the ignition out. you dont want one on a race bike anyways. run the ignition wire to your kill switch.
    unscrew the gas cap & put a vortex twist cap on.

    done and done

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    Re: Lost my only key WTF do i do??

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    unscrew the gas cap & put a vortex twist cap on.

    done and done
    Not that easy. ASK ME HOW I KNOW>>>>>>>........ Locksmith to pick the gas cap

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    Re: Lost my only key WTF do i do??

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    Looks liek you are going to have to jump the ignition and screwdriver the gas cap
    like i said

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    Re: Lost my only key WTF do i do??

    gino, nothing is easy on a 1834 Honda Hawk.

    Keith is on an SV. he's got 3 hex bolts that are 5mm that screw the cap into the tank.

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    Re: Lost my only key WTF do i do??

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    take the ignition out. you dont want one on a race bike anyways. run the ignition wire to your kill switch.
    unscrew the gas cap & put a vortex twist cap on.

    done and done
    this is my street bike not my race bike. not that im so concerned about having a key right now

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    Re: Lost my only key WTF do i do??

    I'm pretty sure that I have the whole setup (key, cap, ignition, seat lock) for a first gen that I'd be willing to sell cheaply.

    Quote Originally Posted by k_cotter View Post
    this is my street bike not my race bike. not that im so concerned about having a key right now

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    Re: Lost my only key WTF do i do??

    ahh, my bad.

    i saw bike issues before the classic & made an assumption

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    Re: Lost my only key WTF do i do??

    thats my poorly written post to blame there jim... and my sv is a second gen scott but thanks

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    Re: Lost my only key WTF do i do??

    Did you try to call a different locksmith?

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    Re: Lost my only key WTF do i do??

    the dealer says the bike may have a key code somewhere stamped somewhere around the ignition. Anyone have any idea about if/where that would be on a second gen sv?

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    Did you try to call a different locksmith?
    yes can only find 2 that go near motorcycles.

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    Re: Lost my only key WTF do i do??

    What about getting a few guys to lift it up and bring it to the classic?

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    Re: Lost my only key WTF do i do??

    Quote Originally Posted by k_cotter View Post
    the dealer says the bike may have a key code somewhere stamped somewhere around the ignition. Anyone have any idea about if/where that would be on a second gen sv?
    I don't know about an SV, so this post may be next to useless, but i do know of people who thought the same on certain Yamahas only to break the ignition bolts, pull it apart, and find nothing. Doesn't sound from your posts that you're about to tear things open without doing a little research, but just wanted to throw that out there in case you've got a sledgehammer in your hand already.

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    Re: Lost my only key WTF do i do??

    Have some local friends with SVs? see if their key opens your gas tank (I know a few hondas that will open using a bunch of different honda keys)

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    Re: Lost my only key WTF do i do??

    thats exactly what i'm afraid of

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    nope :-/ i have no friends

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    Re: Lost my only key WTF do i do??

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    gino, nothing is easy on a 1834 Honda Hawk.

    Keith is on an SV. he's got 3 hex bolts that are 5mm that screw the cap into the tank.
    The lock would still prevent the whole assembly from lifting off. Screwdriver the lock will still be needed.

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    Re: Lost my only key WTF do i do??

    A good locksmith should easily be able to pop the gas tank. Most of them carry a lockpick set (at least the one that I knew did).

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    Re: Lost my only key WTF do i do??

    The local locksmith to me was able to make a key in his van in about 10 minutes after wiggling a blank in the ignition a couple times. One more tweak in the van and it worked on the gas cap as well. Call around, you'll end up paying for the service but someone will be able to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome View Post
    What about getting a few guys to lift it up and bring it to the classic?
    I think he is going to need a crane.

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    Re: Lost my only key WTF do i do??

    you must have some magicians in maine cause i just got off the phone with a really reputable smith and he said im most likely lookin at a 200 dolla tear down for him to make a key blind...and hes got like a week back up

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    Re: Lost my only key WTF do i do??

    Quote Originally Posted by k_cotter View Post
    you must have some magicians in maine cause i just got off the phone with a really reputable smith and he said im most likely lookin at a 200 dolla tear down for him to make a key blind...and hes got like a week back up
    Note to self: become a locksmith and move to VT.

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    if you are not racing whats the big deal about the classic? get a friends bike or take a car up?

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