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1Back to top Go down   Spare key Empty Spare key Tue May 28, 2013 5:01 pm

ali2908

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Does any one know where in the UK I can get a spare key cut for my 85 RS. Tried Timpsons but they have no key blanks, my nearest BMW bike dealer is an hours drive away.


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2Back to top Go down   Spare key Empty Re: Spare key Tue May 28, 2013 5:07 pm

George R

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Motobins and Motoworks have the genuine blanks then get a local to cut it for you. The only problem is the German blanks are steel not brass and a lot of the key cutters dont like them because they wear the cutting discs.

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3Back to top Go down   Spare key Empty Re: Spare key Tue May 28, 2013 5:11 pm

ali2908

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Ok will try that Timpsons wont cut a blank not supplied by them, so will have to do some phoning around.


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4Back to top Go down   Spare key Empty If you have Tue May 28, 2013 8:00 pm

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If you have a working original and can obtain a blank......it's possible to file out the grooves in the new blank with a set of jeweler's files by just holding the old one against the new one, comparing & filing out the grooves. The locks are not real fussy, especially if worn like most are. I did it on mine in about 20 minutes. Also, when fitting up & fine tuning the new key a bit of flaked graphite is a big help. Nothing greasy or liquid should ever go in these locks.

    

5Back to top Go down   Spare key Empty Key Cutting Wed May 29, 2013 12:30 pm

eastern_phoenix

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Go to your local lock smith they know all the tricks and have loads of stock blanks and know where to get them. Most high street key cutters are useless.

    

6Back to top Go down   Spare key Empty Re: Spare key Wed May 29, 2013 2:54 pm

the.postman

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I have a box full of BMW blanks if you want one to try to cut your own


Standard key. Part number 51251233554



Last edited by the.postman on Wed May 29, 2013 2:58 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Add part No.)


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7Back to top Go down   Spare key Empty Re: Spare key Wed May 29, 2013 5:26 pm

ali2908

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Hi postman, my key is the folding type, is that what you have?


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8Back to top Go down   Spare key Empty Re: Spare key Thu May 30, 2013 2:19 am

MT350Explorer

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Ali

I got blanks from Motorworks and the shoe shop/key cutter did them no problem - it's an independent though. The big chains seem to get sniffy about use other people's stuff.

Cheers
Dave


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9Back to top Go down   Spare key Empty Re: Spare key Thu May 30, 2013 3:37 am

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@ali2908 wrote:Hi postman, my key is the folding type, is that what you have?
No they aren't the folding type, but if its just for a spare key you don't really need one of those

I have one folding and two standard keys for mine

Hey they're cheap and cheerful. you could always splash out £20 odd quid for one of those silly key holders ifSpare key Key1110 you want fancy


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10Back to top Go down   Spare key Empty Re: Spare key Thu May 30, 2013 4:10 am

ali2908

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Found a couple of keys in a bunch of stuff when I got the bike one might be a blank will check it out tonight


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11Back to top Go down   Spare key Empty HEY Thu May 30, 2013 1:41 pm

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Hey postman! watch out who you're calling SILLY!!!! Mad. (LOL)
I just finished anguishing for days about trying to mentally justify spending $50 for that bit of "fancy" bling for my straight key (which I prefer to my folding one).
I finally bit the bullet & did make the impulse buy after searching high & low on the net trying to find a better price. I based my excuse to have it based on the idea that it would be less likely to become "adrift" in my pocket when I was out on bivouac. Just to be sure, though I threw the old worn "tippy top" key into the tool tray under the seat for emergencies.
So....I guess one mans silly is indeed another kids fancy! LOL
ibj...

    

12Back to top Go down   Spare key Empty Re: Spare key Thu May 30, 2013 9:44 pm

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Oh dear what is the world coming to when BMW riders prefer a straight key to the "real" folding key Very Happy


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13Back to top Go down   Spare key Empty Did? Thu May 30, 2013 10:00 pm

ibjman

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Did my 85 come originally with a folding Key?

    

14Back to top Go down   Spare key Empty Re: Spare key Thu May 30, 2013 10:09 pm

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Yep they all come with one folding key and two flat keys.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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15Back to top Go down   Spare key Empty Re: Spare key Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:40 pm

sidecar paul

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And there are two different patterns of folding key.
Paul.


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16Back to top Go down   Spare key Empty Re: Spare key Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:30 pm

ali2908

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None of the other keys worked so ordered a new blank, and got it cut at a local specialist everything sorted now.

Ali


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17Back to top Go down   Spare key Empty Re: Spare key Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:05 am

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@RicK G wrote:Yep they all come with one folding key and two flat keys.

My K when I got it in 2010 had 2 folding keys and 1 flat key. The flat one would not work but the folding key works in the ignition, seat lock and fairing pocket lid locks. Guess I got a lucky one!!


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1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 37,190 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

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18Back to top Go down   Spare key Empty Re: Spare key Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:12 am

RicK G

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Yeah that is from new a lot can happen in 18 years.
You otra see what has happended to me in that time. What a Face


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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