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Old 04-29-2015, 09:11 AM   #1
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2015 GSA - Key broke off FOB

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My key broke off my FOB in the pannier lock. It was a very clean break and I pulled the key out but now it is pretty useless. I suspect it had a small flaw or crack which weakened it. It makes me realize that I would like to have a set of just keys made which I use on the seat and the locks but I'm having a heck of a time finding a locksmith who will do such a thing.

This is my first fancy sidewinder key so who can I go to just to have keys made? I don't need anything programmed as the FOB is just fine. Anyone have any experience with getting spare keys made? Where did you go and how did it work for you?

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Old 04-29-2015, 11:57 AM   #2
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In case there is any interest in this, BMW of Denver dug into this for me and found a part number for a luggage key that will work with my cases and seat locks. I guess the BMW key on the FOB is so unique it is hard to duplicate which is why I was having a hard time finding someone to do it for me. The new key will be here by Friday. PHEW! I leave for a backcountry Utah trip on May 15th and this had me totally stressed out.
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Old 04-29-2015, 12:03 PM   #3
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Good to know
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Old 04-29-2015, 03:40 PM   #4
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Do you have the keyless option by any chance?
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:35 PM   #5
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In case there is any interest in this, BMW of Denver dug into this for me and found a part number for a luggage key that will work with my cases and seat locks. I guess the BMW key on the FOB is so unique it is hard to duplicate which is why I was having a hard time finding someone to do it for me. The new key will be here by Friday. PHEW! I leave for a backcountry Utah trip on May 15th and this had me totally stressed out.
Did they give you a replacement FOB under the warranty?
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Old 04-29-2015, 05:04 PM   #6
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and how much for the luggage key?
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Old 04-29-2015, 05:22 PM   #7
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Do you have the keyless option by any chance?
Yes, I do. When I bought the bike that was one thing I wasn't sure about and I do now wish I had ordered a keyed ignition bike. Ah well....

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Did they give you a replacement FOB under the warranty?
I will find out on Friday but I will definitely be pushing for it if they can't have a new key cut and put into my existing FOB. The FOB itself is ok, and I can use the key if I hold the end of it with a pair of pliers, but it needs to be made whole again.

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and how much for the luggage key?
They quoted me $18. It should be here by Friday and I will let you all know if it works out!
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Old 04-29-2015, 05:35 PM   #8
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My '15 GSA came with one FOB with switch blade key and one black plastic key. Is the black plastic key what you ordered?
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My '15 GSA came with one FOB with switch blade key and one black plastic key. Is the black plastic key what you ordered?
No. I ordered a metal key that I think will look like the one I used to have for my 2010. At least, that is what was described to the parts guy by national BMW. I could have ordered a plastic one, for only $6 or $8 (I don't remember what it cost now) but that is not what I wanted. I will see on Friday if it is what I think it is.
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Makes sense and sound super cheap. Maybe because it won't be programmed.
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I will find out on Friday but I will definitely be pushing for it if they can't have a new key cut and put into my existing FOB. The FOB itself is ok, and I can use the key if I hold the end of it with a pair of pliers, but it needs to be made whole again.
It really should be covered by the warranty (http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en/...C_Warranty.pdf)... I'm curious what happens since my 2015 pannier locks are pretty sticky and I've been worried the FOB key is going to snap one of these days. (The dealer says it's normal). Let us know how you fare!
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It really should be covered by the warranty (http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en/...C_Warranty.pdf)... I'm curious what happens since my 2015 pannier locks are pretty sticky and I've been worried the FOB key is going to snap one of these days. (The dealer says it's normal). Let us know how you fare!

Interesting My 2014 had two sticky locks that the dealer adjusted the tabs on for a better fit and no more stick. Mine work with very little resistance in reality. More worried about dust and grit getting into them.

GG - can you post the part number for the spare key if you have it?
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Old 04-30-2015, 07:22 AM   #13
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Yes, I do. When I bought the bike that was one thing I wasn't sure about and I do now wish I had ordered a keyed ignition bike. Ah well....
I bought my bike at BMW of Denver and they recommended against keyless for this very reason. If you look at the difference in the keys you get, the non keyless version is much stronger.

Glad you found a cheap option and didn't have to order another lock.
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I bought my bike at BMW of Denver and they recommended against keyless for this very reason. If you look at the difference in the keys you get, the non keyless version is much stronger.

Glad you found a cheap option and didn't have to order another lock.
When did you buy your bike from them? I bought mine late October of last year and despite questioning the keyless about 4 times they continually reassured me that it would be problem free.
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Picked it up on 4/8/15. Ordered it about 6 weeks before that.
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