If you lose your only key - Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-23-2014, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Exhibit76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Okc
Posts: 24
If you lose your only key

So lost my key but thankfully its only $18 for a new one made if I bring the ignition to the Locksmith. (yes, im having 2 keys made)

FYI: wire cover over the Main Ignition Switch is only 1 bolt (12mm?)
then you will need a TORX T40 (Tamper Proof kind) $3 at the hardware store to remove the Main Ignition Switch itself.

Disconnect the wiring connector and your golden.




*
Having a bad run of Luck.. 2nd Flat in 2 weeks, Towing ($140) + lost key.

08' Vstar 1100 Custom

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-9...o/CAM00079.jpg

1.5" Lowered / Thugstar Exhaust / Custom Intake / 122 jets F&R / Custom Mini Fairing / Powdercoated parts
Exhibit76 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-23-2014, 02:17 PM
Senior Member
 
Old V Star Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Rock Falls, IL
Posts: 890
Garage
Sounds like you have the bad luck out of the way and can look forward to a great riding season. Thanks for the heads up on the ignition removal.

Working on my 'bucket list' and enjoying every minute of it!!


Old V Star Man
2007 V Star 1100 Classic
Old V Star Man is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-23-2014, 03:42 PM
Senior Member
 
skyking897's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 207
I only got one key with my '03 when I bought it and the locksmith was probably one of my first stops for parts. Guess I kind of raised my voice in surprise when I repeated his price of $10 to cut a key but couldn't argue with his logic about it costing a hell of a lot more if I lost my only key. I now have 3 keys. Keep one at home with all the other spare keys for emergencys, one I use and the other is hidden on the bike just in case I lose the main key while on the road.
skyking897 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-25-2014, 10:45 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Texas
Posts: 31
@Exhibit76 - Protip, I just renewed my AMA subscription and they towed my bike for free...

http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/...sideassistance

Std disclaimer - no affiliation, etc - just a happy customer
wolfriderv2 is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-25-2014, 09:30 PM
Super Moderator
 
bevo1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 12,985
check your insurance policies. i have free towing through mine.

on a steel horse I ride
i create motorcycle videos. check them out here

bevo1981 is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-26-2014, 11:46 AM
Senior Member
 
farmalldanzil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: EL Reno OK
Posts: 2,904
Garage
AARP will send a locksmith 100 miles for free.
farmalldanzil is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-26-2014, 05:49 PM
Senior Member
 
rlawrence's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 274
I bought 2 blank keys off ebay and the local Hardware store could make duplicates.

BLUE BIKE CLUB
rlawrence is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome