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post #1 of 9 Old 05-11-2012, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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2009 KLR key

I just bought a 2009 klr and it had two different keys. One fit the Ing.and the other fits the gas cap, is this right or did they replaced gas cap?I like the bike,Been riding the dirt roads that I have not been on with a bike for 40 years.Thanks for any replies fritz.
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post #2 of 9 Old 05-11-2012, 03:34 PM
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doesn't sound quite right to me. My klr only has the one key, same as my friends bike.
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My 06 (06 is generation 1, 09 is generation 2) has only one key.

I suspect they changed the gas cap or ignition and didn't want to pay to swap both.
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I suspect they changed the gas cap or ignition and didn't want to pay to swap both.
+1 Mine only has one key for both.



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I would take the gas cap or ignition off and take it with both keys to a locksmith. They will be able to help you out.
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I don't have the KLR documentation book on locks, however when my locksmith friend helped me out, he taught me how it was set up.

I don't remember the exact numbers, so don't quote me on this, but this is how it was set up on the 2008 stock.
If the ignition is a 6 pin lock, the key has 6 cuts.
The gas cap only requires the first 2 or 3 cuts to match, as it is only a 2 or 3 pin lock.
The helmet lock is a 4 or 5 pin lock, so that will require all but the very outer 1 or 2 cuts to match.

The key that matches the helmet lock will most likely be the original key to the bike, as I can't imagine that being changed.

Oh and make copies, lots of copies...I only know all of this because my key disappeared the night before I was supposed to leave on a two week trip. I am very fortunate to have an automotive locksmith friend.

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They must of change gas cap.The Ing. and helmet locks are the same.Thanks for info.Fritz
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My 2009 came with 2 identical keys. Either key can be used for ignition, gas cap, or helmet lock interchangably.
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They must of change gas cap.The Ing. and helmet locks are the same.Thanks for info.Fritz
Makes sense. Ignition is probably 300 bucks for parts plus labor.
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