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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-27-2019, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Spare Key

I recently bought a 2007 VTX 1300C. It only came with one key, and I'm looking to have another made. Any tips on the best approach. Is there a good source for blanks to have one cut locally? Or is this something a dealer neeeds to do? Thanks.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-27-2019, 11:10 AM
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My local ACE hardware carried the blanks. I have them cut it and tried it in the bike: ignition, gas cap and lock before paying for it. I would check all 3 places to make sure it works good.
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I went to our local locksmith and safe company - Willis Klein. They had the blanks and cut me a key for less than $5.
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ACE Hardware made me a couple of extras. They work fine..
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My dealer did it for me, cheap (2 for 1 price). I had 2 copies, but I wanted extra because I was going to cut one to do the key mod. Once they do it, they will document your key number, and they can remake the key without an actual copy on hand.

They DIDN'T have the black base keys, only the all metal keys.
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Ace Hardware made my spares. I keep one in my wallet.
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No body in my little town made Honda Motorcycle keys so I went to EBay and found a company that made a key from the code under the ignition switch chrome cover.

Yes...I know...it's a possibility the EBay key maker could travel to my address they mailed the key to and steal the bike, but it's very unlikely.

I want to say it was $20 with shipping and the key works perfect.
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The hardware key blanks are more brittle than the Honda OEM key/Blanks. Use the hardware versions as your spares not everyday use. That is what I do. You can do a search here on the forum about the aftermarket keys information.
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I have a "X84 ilco HD74" probably cut at ACE many years ago. Many miles on it.
Save your Master key.

Do not put anything on the key more than a string.
Key fobs and other things will scratch side cover or left engine cover.
String is for me to help find key or pull out from watch pocket.
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Thanks everyone for your responses. Great info. I'm loving the forum.
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