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lost my only key. solution

for those that share similar dilemma.
yet are handy with man tools.

I lost my only key. bought from individual. no manual. no key code.
my solution, cheapest. quickest.

option #1. tow to dealer, have them put new ignition on$85858...no..

option #2 take out tumbler take to locksmith, he says takes a few days. $300...no...

option #3 jimmy rig ignition to work. drill out gas cap etc.. nah..its too nice of a bike.....

option #4 what all older guys do....leave it sit for 20 years in the back of garage. ..waste..

option #5 make your own...........YES...

I searched this thread for "lost key" found what type of key to buy.
suz18 or something like that. bought 2 for $5shipd off ebay. took only 2 days to get to me...

2 T20 security torque screws hold the tumbler in. pop off cover then unscrew those screws.
off comes the metal cap. and tumbler. between the 2 is a coin shaped disc the key passes through.

anyways........put the blank in you will get your key profile as the tumblers poke out. I marked with a marker.

took key out and filed away then put back in..repeatedly. used a wire wheel on a grinder to "wear it smooth" until..all tumblers were even when key was in....works now.



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for those that share similar dilemma.
yet are handy with man tools.

I lost my only key. bought from individual. no manual. no key code.
my solution, cheapest. quickest.

option #1. tow to dealer, have them put new ignition on$85858...no..

option #2 take out tumbler take to locksmith, he says takes a few days. $300...no...

option #3 jimmy rig ignition to work. drill out gas cap etc.. nah..its too nice of a bike.....

option #4 what all older guys do....leave it sit for 20 years in the back of garage. ..waste..

option #5 make your own...........YES...

I searched this thread for "lost key" found what type of key to buy.
suz18 or something like that. bought 2 for $5shipd off ebay. took only 2 days to get to me...

2 T20 security torque screws hold the tumbler in. pop off cover then unscrew those screws.
off comes the metal cap. and tumbler. between the 2 is a coin shaped disc the key passes through.

anyways........put the blank in you will get your key profile as the tumblers poke out. I marked with a marker.

took key out and filed away then put back in..repeatedly. used a wire wheel on a grinder to "wear it smooth" until..all tumblers were even when key was in....works now.



hope this helps someone.
Nice! When I bought my bike, it came with one key, I made two spares, just in case, at a local locksmith.

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That's great news. I was in a similar predicament, checked at my local Kroger store, they had it in their lost and found. For some reason, it was in my pocket and fell out.
I went to a local ACE hardware, they had suzi blanks and had me a new one made for a couple bucks. I couldn't even find a local locksmith who could do it.

Ok..I was NOT home-schooled, but that is neither hear nor their.
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My local locksmith use a blank (non-suzuki) think it was a Chrysler, and made me a second key. It's just a little longer than original and only $2.

I can head East or West, it doesn't matter as long as it's on 2 wheels.
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the issue was not having a key to start with
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the issue was not having a key to start with
But now you do, get a few copies.

I can head East or West, it doesn't matter as long as it's on 2 wheels.
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and take the mc with you to make sure the new keys work.

Whats the big hurry...slow down and enjoy the ride!

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