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spare key

Post by flexydude » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:49 pm

What is a good source for a spare key blank? Can a local keymaker like ace hardware cut one , or is it a specialty key?
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Post by SmellyGoatBoy » Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:02 am

Specialty key blank. Some dealers carry them. Some good locksmiths do too . Search the forum, others have posted the type of key by part number before.
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Post by Railbender » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:28 am

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Re: spare key

Post by SidecarDan » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:26 am

For my 2012 Gear-Up igntion my locksmith used an ILCO X109/FT43 and it works great.
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Re: spare key

Post by swoody126 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:42 am

local shop found an "RA4" blank that fits PATIENCE'S ignition switch

the owner "said" it was/is for an older GERMAN lock

whichever way you go, good luck

btw, CHILI keeps a spare in the tub w/ her

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Re: spare key

Post by planeflyer21 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:25 am

flexydude wrote:What is a good source for a spare key blank? Can a local keymaker like ace hardware cut one , or is it a specialty key?
Wainwrights over on 15th street, in between Plumber and Campbell. I've never ever stumped them, bringing in locks and/or keys to have keys made.

http://www.wainwrightsinc.net
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Re: spare key

Post by flexydude » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:16 am

Thanks all!
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Re: spare key

Post by Mike Robinson » Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:27 pm

I took my bike to a local locksmith and he made a new ign key from a ILCO 1574R blank. It required a bit of modification so it would go into the lock deep enough. I think the locksmith enjoyed the challenge!

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Re: spare key

Post by S 854 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:07 am

Another option... When you replace yer ignition switch (and eventually you probably will) order two that are keyed alike... Each switch comes with two keys so you'll end up with four keys... Plus a good spare switch
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Re: spare key

Post by hookapelli » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:25 am

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I used a “B1” HY-KO blank from ACE Hardware and had them jut it manually.

Then I just used my grinder and took a little bit off the sides (evenly) until it worked in the ignition...
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$3.10 - ACE Hardware. 30 seconds on the grinder. I feel way better that I have a spare now.

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Re: spare key

Post by Eric N » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:35 pm

Two parts numbers are listed for the 2013 Gear Up, depending on if the notch is on the right or left side (early vs late)

http://live.uralcatalog.com/details/18631

AF1 Racing has the late, left side keys https://www.af1racing.com/store/Scripts ... duct=85502

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Re: spare key

Post by Wolff » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:19 pm

Somewhere on this site I thought I read a Kawasaki key blank works. I did have keys made at the local locksmith and I think thats what he used. I do know it need to be flipped over to be cut to the proper length.
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Re: spare key

Post by jaybird » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:39 pm

A lot has to do with what year your motorcycle is. I think Ural has used a number of different types of keys over the years, and if it has a replacement switch it could be anything. If it has a replacement switch from eastern Europe, Russia, or China bought from an independent seller or through eBay, it could also be almost anything. A good old time professional locksmith is a good place to go, but they're getting harder to find.
I was able to get some spares for my rigs at the True Value Hardware in Bar Harbor Maine that I couldn't get locally, it's an older store with a large selection of key blanks. The older Gentleman really wanted to make something work for me, he said "Do you have some time, I'll dig around and see what I can find" about a half an hour or so and a bunch of grinding, he comes out with copies of two different Ural keys and they both worked, I bought three of each. He did say they where odd key blanks and didn't remember ever selling any. Maybe you're lucky and have a store like that near you with a person willing and able to help you, I was traveling on one rig that I need a key for, and happened to have the other key with me, my lucky day.

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Re: spare key

Post by Aircondoc » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:40 am

Ok, this is my current key. Timpsons in UK can’t help, but if I can get a blank they will cut it for me. Any ideas from you guys?
Incidentally, I’m a complete newbie, just bought a 1999 650 Red Star solo. I’ve already changed the carbs for “Koso” 30mm flat sliders (I think they’re a Keihin copy) with K&N style filters and now I have reliable starting. Intend to do some minor customising for a (more) retro look.


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