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Offline japseye

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HELP with key
on: May 23, 2019, 04:12:05 PM
Had 2 keys with bike (2013 Versys 1000) when I got it. Today I lost one of the keys. Can anyone kindly assist and point me in the best direction of getting a replacement. Does this key have transponder?
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Re: HELP with key
Reply #1 on: May 23, 2019, 04:28:59 PM
No transponder in my key that looks just like that, but I'm in USA.  I just got 2 spare keys made at a local ACE hardware, BUT I had to find a good old fashioned hardware store that stocked blanks for MC keys.  The blanks they used have shorter overall shank length and work for ignition and luggage, but are not long enough to work for the steering lock since you have to press the key farther down in but these new keys hit their head on the ignition bezel before pushing in far enough.  If you buy a real Kawasaki key blank (I think KA34?) from Kawi or thru fleebay and take it to a good hardware store they may cut it.  Not every key cutting machine has the right setup for cutting MC keys, the other Ace hdwe I tried could not do it.
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Re: HELP with key
Reply #2 on: May 23, 2019, 05:48:53 PM
This is where I got my blanks. Took them to a local locksmith to have them cut.
https://mysecuritypro.com/KA34.aspx
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Re: HELP with key
Reply #3 on: May 23, 2019, 06:09:17 PM
UK version has a transponder so you will need it coding to your bike!

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Re: HELP with key
Reply #4 on: May 23, 2019, 06:11:53 PM
Yep, UK bikes have a transponder and you should also have the master Key ( Red top I believe, could be wrong) to enable the dealer to code the new key to your ECU.
Your local Kwak dealer should be able to help you.
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Re: HELP with key
Reply #5 on: May 23, 2019, 06:22:59 PM
I was wrong, getting confused between bikes. You need one working transponder key to register new keys to the ECU which can have up to 5 keys registered.
If you don't have a working key you will need a new ECU according to the manual.
To register keys there is a special tool, which plugs in under the seat to register the keys to the ECU.
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Re: HELP with key
Reply #6 on: May 23, 2019, 09:05:42 PM
Whilst the UK bike need a transponder for the ignition lock to start the bike, you can get some shorter keys cut to use when unlocking the seat and rear side bags  :028:
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Re: HELP with key
Reply #7 on: May 24, 2019, 01:32:51 PM
Thanks for the pointers lads.
I phoned a well informed chap who owns Jumbo bike breakers in Wakefield. He put me on to a place in Dewsbury called Harford's Security Ltd. Not a bike shop but an alarm installers and master locksmiths. He took the key and tried reading it and Yes it does contain a transponder and Yes he can clone it for me over the counter for 45. Go ahead says I. Few minutes later I got my working spare back. No need to touch the bike at all apart from try the new key.
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Re: HELP with key
Reply #8 on: May 24, 2019, 02:58:06 PM
Excellent news! I've no idea of the cost from Kawasaki but I suspect more than 45!
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Re: HELP with key
Reply #9 on: May 25, 2019, 11:01:54 PM
Yes indeed, money well spent. More careful in future
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