How to replace lost motorcycle key4 min read
With some exceptions, most Motorcycles does not have the bike key code information stamped or engraved on them. Additionally, the dealers does not have centered key-code databased, accessible by VIN.
This is why losing your motorcycle key you can choose one out of two alternatives:
- Dealer/ Bike Shop: The shop will replace all of your bike locks (Helmet, Seat, Fork, Gas & Ignition Switch).
- Locksmith: A locksmith can make Replacement Motorcycle Key if yours is lost, stolen or just misplaced.
Most motorcycle keys does not have a transponder (chip) inside and are really basic old fashioned keys. They are different in shape and style, different key way for each manufacturer of course, but other than that – there is no significant difference between the different keys and the way they work.
Few words about the process
Your locksmith has multiple options to remake a lost key for your bike, some easier than other. We price our key replacement service by the average time requires for each job, trip charge fee and the price for the key blank. Although we may change the estimate on site, it is really rare and we hardly required to to do.
Lost your key?
There are 3 techniques to make a lost motorcycle key replacement: Key code (Some), Lock Decoder (Reading the key directly from the ignition lock) or by taking one of the locks apart and reading the wafers.
Each locksmith works with what he is most comfortable with. We like to take things apart. It works good for us and leaves almost zero room for mistakes, since we physically examine each wafer.
By taking apart the gas cap lock, we are able to get most of the cuts required for your ignition switch, as shown below.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO MAKE A REPLACEMENT MOTORCYCLE KEY
A: Average Motorcycle Key Replacement (Lost all keys) is $100 – $175.
DOCUMENTS YOU WILL NEED
We require the presence of the bike legal owner at time of service with state issued ID and either bill of sale with a signed title, recent registration or a valid title At time of service.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKES FOR A LOCKSMITH TO MAKE A NEW KEY
Each big is different and requires different tools, process and time. Some bike keys can me made within minutes and some requires up to one hour.
Locksmith near me
Lost your Motorcycle key? We can help! Let us find a local locksmith near Ashburn to make a replacement key for your motorcycle.
On-site key replacement and is available by appointment. Brands that we service are Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda, Harley Davidson, Buell, Aprilia, Kawasaki, Triumph and more.