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Axel White 06-19-2008 02:03 PM

Re-keying BMW System Cases
 
I have bought a new 08 R1200GS Adventure. I traded in an 06 Adventure but kept the BMW bags so that i could move them up to the 08.

Dealer now tells me that it is a three hour job ($255) to re-key the side cases and top case for the new ignition key on the new bike.

Has anyone done this before and what was their experience?

Thanks in advance.

YetiGS 06-19-2008 02:17 PM

Are you shitting us?? :huh

Three hours to key the locks??!! Try 30 minutes.

HUD 06-19-2008 02:30 PM

I've had BMW cases re-keyed a few times by a local locksmith. He only charged $15.00 a lock. It's easier if you have a key that fits the original cases.

Swinefahrt 06-19-2008 03:05 PM

I used this link to rekey my Vario Cases. Cost - 0 . Scroll down for photos on the link:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ght=vario+case

I guess you've got the BMW Adventure cases. Surely there's a way to remove the lock and make the change.

Grape_Ape 06-19-2008 03:06 PM

I'm not sure if this is relevant to the Adventure cases but this link will walk you through the Vario rekey process.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ht=rekey+vario

Sit 06-19-2008 03:10 PM

My dealer has always rekeyed for free. You spent how much on the new bike and he cant take 15 minutes to rekey? Find another dealer.

Pugnacious 06-19-2008 03:48 PM

When I traded my 2005 GS for my 2008 GS I too kept the bags. A guy in the parts department rekeyed mine for free in less time than it took to do the paper work. I had been given a very attractive difference figure over the phone by the sales manager (I have known him for over 20 years and it was the third GS I have bought there) and was in and out in less than 35 minutes. The rekey took less than 20 minutes.

PegasoPat 06-19-2008 03:51 PM

Re Key
 
I bought a top case off the web and it came to me unlocked and with out a key. Took dealer a few minutes to re-key it to match my ignition key. No charge!! I took the lock itself out and took it to the dealer so they would have as little to do as possible. I watched, and believe me it is easy and no special tools required!!

gfspencer 06-20-2008 07:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Axel White
Dealer now tells me that it is a three hour job ($255) to re-key the side cases and top case for the new ignition key on the new bike.

Your dealer is giving you a load of BS. It takes about 15 minutes to re-key the cases. I kept my old side cases when I switched from an '05 to an '08. The salesman did the re-keying for free.

Axel White 06-20-2008 08:27 AM

Re-Keying the Adventure Aluminum Cases
 
I want to thank everyone for their comments. I have asked the dealer to go to this thread and review what has been said.

Hopefully there has just been a misunderstanding. This is the fourth new BMW bike that I have bought from this dealer in 6 years.

Regards

XB12R 03-08-2011 08:46 PM

I found the thread on rekeying the Vario cases but I need to rekey my new adventure top case. Can anyone give me a good link on how to do it?

crowos 03-08-2011 09:17 PM

Once you get the lock cylinder out, it is the same process. On the adventure cases, unlock the lock and pop it up, you will have to look on the back side of the lock for a metal spring loaded tab that you need to press in. When you do this, you should keep the key in and if I recall twist it and pull it out towards you. Then you should be able to rekey from there.

cug 03-08-2011 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XB12R (Post 15371649)
I found the thread on rekeying the Vario cases but I need to rekey my new adventure top case. Can anyone give me a good link on how to do it?

Same way. Insert the key and get the lock cylinder out. Then do the same. The lock cylinders are the same.

XB12R 03-08-2011 09:43 PM

The lock cylinder was not installed when I got the new case. I have the little tabs and springs installed in the new cylinder but I'm not sure how to install it now.

DELTATANGO 03-08-2011 10:01 PM

I did a K-bike once.

Once you get it apart you can see how it works.

You can just swap the pins around to where they are level and the cylinder will turn.

If you a pin or two that doesn't work just don't use it. The lock will work fine with only a few pins. It's not Fort Knox.


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