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07-23-2016 03:56 PM
Damocles You reply to an old thread on an even older topic.

From Post # 11 on this thread: Kawasaki maintains no files correlating VIN numbers with key codes (as stated in Qs and As on the Kawasaki website).

Unless the selling dealer recorded the key code (as some do), or someone else did so along the "custody chain" of the bike . . . FORGET ABOUT IT!
07-23-2016 02:03 AM
asafashkenazi Call the nearest Dealer with your VIN number. They will be able to get a key code for you by punching the VIN into their online database. Then you can get the dealer to cut you a new key or just take the code to your Locksmith, and they can cut you a key with the code.
08-04-2013 02:54 AM
huckelberry my key is lost to.
i start the bike with a flat hamered nail.
it is a very simple lock to pick, it takes just a few seconds.
08-04-2013 12:13 AM
Originally Posted by Mango Tango View Post
With the right locksmith they can re-key it from the helmet lock. I just had it done for $47. with key. He knew the cuts that were needed for the longer ignition.
Excellent idea. Sounds like you found a good locksmith.

08-03-2013 07:29 PM
Lockjaw This may have been said, but giving a key to someone near you ain't a bad idea. I have Mark B4's spare and he has one of mine. The other I keep in my jacket.

08-03-2013 04:16 PM
terry_1956 Original keys come with a tag with key code on it(not sure of years they have been doing this), if it can be found if needed.
08-03-2013 08:50 AM
Mango Tango With the right locksmith they can re-key it from the helmet lock. I just had it done for $47. with key. He knew the cuts that were needed for the longer ignition.
11-08-2012 04:59 PM
jerryv13 Update!
So, I took the top triple to a mobile locksmith in my area, found the guy through a Google search and his web page said he worked on bike locks, long story short, he was able to figure out the lock combo by picking it, made 2 keys for me and it was only $50 total, didn't ask for paperwork or anything, just year/model/make of the bike, moral of the story, start from the top (triple) and work your way down now I got 2 ignition/gas/helmet lock keys and 2 for the helmet lock only bike starts right up, after we figured out how to hook up the carb fuel lines correctly hehe
Hope this info helps!

10-30-2012 06:46 PM
justjeff Just a thought....You might be able to purchase a complete assembly from a motorcycle salvage yard for that year of bike easier than from the dealer.
I know what loosing a good long time friend is like...Tryand focus on the good times when you think of him.
Best regards....justjeff
10-30-2012 12:52 PM
jerryv13 Hey guys, just resurrecting this old post as I'm dealing with the lost key issue, sort of...
I'm working on my neighbor's 2008 KLR that he hasn't ridden in the last 3 years, of course, one of the problems is the lost key
So, I went to a semi-local locksmith and had him make a key from the helmet lock, found this suggestion on a couple sites and forums, but it doesn't work it will open the helmet lock fine but won't work on the ignition or gas cap!!!!!
Next step is to take the ignition to the shop and see if they'd be willing to work with it, it would be sort of pointless to ask for title/registration as I'm not bringing a bike, but we'll see what happens
BTW, they charged me $30 to make the key from the helmet lock, not too bad IMO
I'll post updates after I take the ignition to the shop, I didn't remove it from the triple, taking the whole thing
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