Originally Posted by Some Dude
x2 the dealer has no access to blank keys nor the ability to cut internal grooved keys, BMW NA is the only one who can program the chip for your individual bike and provide the correct cut key to match. The dealer has to fax in both proof of ID and ownership/registration before BMW NA will even send the dealer the key, fairly strict protocol.
+3 just got a new one for mine. I think it was $57 but took less than a week from MAX BMW