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bad Chad:
Why don't you buy a couple keys from a dealer, a dealer like Harpers for starters?  You asked if anyone knew where you could get blank.  Curtis chimes in and says he would be happy to help you out, and you respond with something like,
" yea, thanks and all, but I think I go find a local lock smith to make me one"

You ask for help here, and you get it,
 and then take the info and spend your money somewhere else, thats not very cool in my mind.

Take your side case to a local smith, but give the guys that make it all possible for us to be riding these fine machines, the business you can.

ItsForrest:
That wasn't what I got from his post. I read it as; now that he can get a blank from Curtis, he needs to find a locksmith locally that caan cut that kind of blank as well as extract the broken key.

Skin Mechanic:

--- Quote from: bad Chad on January 21, 2015, 10:31:53 PM ---Why don't you buy a couple keys from a dealer, a dealer like Harpers for starters?  You asked if anyone knew where you could get blank.  Curtis chimes in and says he would be happy to help you out, and you respond with something like,
" yea, thanks and all, but I think I go find a local lock smith to make me one"

You ask for help here, and you get it,
 and then take the info and spend your money somewhere else, thats not very cool in my mind.

Take your side case to a local smith, but give the guys that make it all possible for us to be riding these fine machines, the business you can.

--- End quote ---

ItsForrest, hit the nail on the head. I have to find someone that can mill the blank and clone the transponder.
I spoke with Curtis about this over the phone yesterday. He has the blanks, but I haven't found a locksmith that can clone the key. Guzzisteve said a Volvo dealership could clone the key but Royal Volvo/VW has one of the worst service departments in b'ham. I don't want to spend $$$ on a blank and have a part time dumbass at the Volvo parts counter fuÁk it up. Curtis gave me a lead to a website that sells the blanks and can clone the key in house. Option 3 is AF1 Racing, they sell the blanks and can mill them, but they don't program the transponders. As for the pannier, the locksmith extracted the key, but they did not have a blank that would fit it. It looks like a Givi key, but if so which one? The locksmith said he could rekey the latches to a more common blank.



Regarding the other Dire Straights, Dusty's right, Knopfler's from Glasgow. When the local classic rock station plays 'Money For Nothing', the other "F" word is dubbed out. I never found the lyric offensive, but alas, we live in a society that wallows in political correctness. One odd side note, Ian Anderson's vocals on some of the newer Jethro Tull material sounds exactly like Knoplfer.

Guzzistajohn:
Oh, my mistake. I stand corrected. Thank you Sultans of trivia.

Guzzistajohn:

--- Quote from: oldbike54 on January 22, 2015, 05:53:22 AM ---It's just that you are normally the master of such important details  :o

  Dusty

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I've been a Dire Straits fan forever. ALWAYS thought Mark was from down under. Master guitarist. Anyone who can pick with Chet & Emmylou is the shiznit in my book.

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