Originally Posted by bloc
Like I said, just taking a guess. The system I described is in use on a lot of vehicles, and though I have no idea specifically what they built into the OP's bike, it could explain why they need access to the motorcycle.
I bought an extra key through the mail by sending the proper paper trail documentation...from a local [85miles] dealer; and not the dealer I bought the bike from...he never saw my bike...all the back up key codes for my VIN are in the BMW computer...they just issue an original code, as in my case, or a replacement code in the case of a lost key.
2007 R1200GS Adventure " ...to explore off-road, alone in my case, way out in the boonies...that feeds the soul!"
After 2014 BOM my bike is forthwith the "GS McGee"!