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I officially got my key stolen or lost today and haven't been able to find it. Some friends helped me put it on there truck and took it to my house while the bike was locked. Now Idk what to do. They said they have spare parts so they can put their gas cap, key, back seat key(just have to break my plastic seat cowl that I got for free) or go to a locksmith. Has anyone had this problem or has had a lock Smith make a key for them without messing up the tumblers?
 

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If your gas cap matches the ignition then you could always try and take it to a locksmith to see if he can make one. I would also take the title with it to show proof of ownership.

There is also a way to remove the rear seat without breaking anything. Here is a link. Try at your own risk.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PlUOQX6XCY
 

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If your gas cap matches the ignition then you could always try and take it to a locksmith to see if he can make one. I would also take the title with it to show proof of ownership.

There is also a way to remove the rear seat without breaking anything. Here is a link. Try at your own risk.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PlUOQX6XCY
Thanks! Yea the key I had worked for all the locks, and my title hasn't came in yet from the dmv since I've had the bike for about a month and a half, the registration is in my back seat with my permit.
 

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Thanks! Yea the key I had worked for all the locks, and my title hasn't came in yet from the dmv since I've had the bike for about a month and a half, the registration is in my back seat with my permit.
That should get you a head start. I got my key locked back there like a true dumbass and this trick worked for me. Just call a locksmith and see if he can come out and make you one. If you have proof that the bike is yours, then you shouldnt have a worry. Just ask ahead of time. The Locksmith may be a bit pricey though.

You can always buy a used Ignition, trunk, and gas cap with key from Ebay. That way if someone does have your old key and knows where your bike is, he cant steal it.

Either way, GOOD LUCK!
 

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That should get you a head start. I got my key locked back there like a true dumbass and this trick worked for me. Just call a locksmith and see if he can come out and make you one. If you have proof that the bike is yours, then you shouldnt have a worry. Just ask ahead of time. The Locksmith may be a bit pricey though.

You can always buy a used Ignition, trunk, and gas cap with key from Ebay. That way if someone does have your old key and knows where your bike is, he cant steal it.

Either way, GOOD LUCK!
My friend has all those parts but not sure if we should do it or just try to get a new key from a lock Smith. Around how much is it in total that way I know if I'm somewhat getting a good deal? Oh yea also do I need to buy a Kawasaki blank key or can they make one with the ones they have?
 

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My friend has all those parts but not sure if we should do it or just try to get a new key from a lock Smith. Around how much is it in total that way I know if I'm somewhat getting a good deal? Oh yea also do I need to buy a Kawasaki blank key or can they make one with the ones they have?
It all depends on your area. A few years back, it was $80 for me.

It doesnt have to be a Kawasaki key. My Buddys CBR had a gian looking house key from Walmart.

All I can say is to ask around and see what works best for you. Either way, it sounds like you will be up and running shortly.

Keep us posted!
 

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Also I heard that some bikes have a key code in the ignition. Do the 05/06 models happen to have it too?
 

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Called a locksmith and he said $70-80 but I have to take the switch. Good deal?
I am not a locksmith, but the skills are required for my work.

To do a key like the one on the zx it would probably take me 20-30 min with no f-ups. Maybe an hour with f-ups and two blanks.

The going rate for services like that as the technician could easily be 30-45$/hour and the company needs their cut. So 70$ does not seem too bad especially if it includes blanked.

As for the immobilizer feature I do not believe that the U.S. 05/06 had it. Somebody will correct me if I'm wrong.

Also fwiw I would attack the ignition barrel directly not the gas cap. I believe they are different style locks with the same key.

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it wasn't easy but I did it! Got the key today and a spare for $65 they work on all locks, I'll just put everything back together with a friend tomorrow
 

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Op....now go get like 3 copies for $7/peice lol
Every time I get a new (used) bike which has one key I run to the locksmith and make 3 copies....one goes to my best friend. One stays hidden in my room. And one is usualy in my jacket (I know....sounds paranoid)
 

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Op....now go get like 3 copies for $7/peice lol
Every time I get a new (used) bike which has one key I run to the locksmith and make 3 copies....one goes to my best friend. One stays hidden in my room. And one is usualy in my jacket (I know....sounds paranoid)
Yea I think everyone becomes "paranoid" once it happens to someone haha, for now I just got one that I will always have, one that will stay in my house, and I'll make another copy to put one hidden in my bike or something just incase I go on a long trip and lose it.
 

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When both mine were stolen I put it in a truck and a locksmith make a key and just bought a vortex gas cap b.c the keys never matched.
 
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