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Old 10-17-2008, 06:46 PM   #1
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Can a bmw key be copied?

If I go with another GSA, I'd like to just switch over the hardcases instead of the $$ of new...except they're keyed to the ignition key. Can the key be copied or would I have to get another kit to redo the bags with another key?

Thanks for any info.
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:48 PM   #2
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You can order a key from your dealer, or get the panniers rekeyed to the new bike. getting the locks rekeyed is the best option.
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:16 PM   #3
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1150 or 1200?

1150 can be copied, I have had it copied several times at the local locksmiths, $2 each.

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Old 10-18-2008, 03:01 AM   #4
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Oops. Sorry, it's a 1200 and thanks for the info.!
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Old 10-18-2008, 04:11 AM   #5
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keys for all bikes with BMW immobilisers (R1200, K1200, F650/800) are only available from dealers. There is a maximum of 10 keys available for each bike during its lifetime. If you loose all 10 keys, you need a new ECU.

To put this in perspective, Honda's HISS equipped BIKES may only have 3 keys available before requiring a replacement ECU?

Oilheads & G-series keys can be recut cheaply by a locksmith.
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Old 10-18-2008, 02:54 PM   #6
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Checked with the dealer today. If I switch bikes they can put new locks on all the bags keyed to my new bike. Parts guy keeps them in stock as they do it alot I guess.
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Checked with the dealer today. If I switch bikes they can put new locks on all the bags keyed to my new bike. Parts guy keeps them in stock as they do it alot I guess.
New locks not needed. Use the old key to remove the lock from the case & then rebuild it with new internals around the new bike key & re-fit lock to case, saw a Tech manage it today in 10 minutes on an R12RT topbox.
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