Author Topic: Is there a way to get spare keys?  (Read 358 times)

Offline brixtonanimal

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Is there a way to get spare keys?
« on: September 20, 2019, 11:30:35 am »
I'm sure people have come across this before, i'm always wary about bringing mine out, and i hate to leave it unlocked living in the city

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Re: Is there a way to get spare keys?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2019, 05:51:31 pm »
John Jones at one time had a connection to get keys made from manufacturer.
But you HAD to have the little rubber tag to get a copy made.

I don't know if there is a connection with the manufacturer any more.
And to be honest I don't even remember the name of the company anymore. Those keys were pricey too.
I believe last I heard 65$/key.

Any more I feel lucky I have 2 keys. One on key chain that I carry and other in a drawer.

Some have used the key fob security systems, which are great once installed. But you have to remember when storing for Winter to put a charger on the X as that system uses the battery.

I personally, if I can see it when away from home done lock it. Other wise it's always locked.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2019, 05:53:10 pm by wytfut »
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Re: Is there a way to get spare keys?
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2019, 01:42:32 pm »
It looks like people had used sportster keys in the past, is that something people are still doing?

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Re: Is there a way to get spare keys?
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2019, 05:14:36 pm »
Several Harley switches have been converted by owners.
I personally do not know which ones work, as I have OEM.
Hopefully some will comment here..
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Offline franknsr

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Re: Is there a way to get spare keys?
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2019, 06:42:15 am »
Mine has been converted to a Sporty key. The stock EH lock mechanism came apart before I bought it and the PO had a cool looking switch on it, just didn't lock.
I picked up a plain jane cylinder lock for a Sportster and built a new mounting back since I didn't want to hack up the OE part in case I ever wanted to go back. Again, not wanting to hack anything up I threw the old electrical part of the switch in a box for safe keeping and ordered the correct Deutsch connector and terminals off ebay.
Was a pretty simple process and I thought I was doing something unique until I saw others had gone down the same path.
At the time I also looked into a keyless system but elected to go the simple route.
Hope this helps.
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