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    I have a 2005 vtx1300s......it came with one non-original key......I got a couple extras made that work....but all come out easily in the ON position( I lost the keys while driving on the highway once). Any ideas?

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    No luck at Lowes but the HD74 blank worked on all locks for my bike. ~$3.20 Ace hardware, 2003 VTX1300S. Honda wanted 20+ just for the blank. Posts were a big help thank you all.

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    Thanks so much for the good info.....
    I just bought my 2007 VTX 1800 F and it only had one key. I am for sure gonna get some made. It would just be my luck to loose this one!

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    Purchased 2 keys for $15 from my local Dealer (stealer) this weekend. Pretty funny, they used the HD 75 blank mentioned in the initial post.

    Likely could've gone cheaper elsewhere but $15 for two wasn't too expensive and the Dealer knew exactly how to cut them.


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    Tried that-

    Quote Originally Posted by DKilleen View Post
    The only addition I might suggest is that if you bought your bike after 2005, the dealer where you bought it has the key code on file. That key code can be used by a locksmith to create a new key. I just did that from my son's 06 1300C.

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    Tried that with the dealer where I bought my VTX in 2009 and they claim not to have that info.

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    Ace did mine. it fits everything!

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    I am a commercial locksmith I don't get too involved with the automotive or the bike end of the business..
    Your average hardware store is sort of hit or miss when it comes to duplicating keys..
    Key cutting machines need to be calibrated regularly and the cutting wheel replaced when it gets worn.
    And you need someone who understands how to vise and align both keys.
    If you have a key that works use a micrometer accurate to 1/1000 " measure the depth of the cuts..
    If your duplicated key is off by 5/1000" you are going to have some difficulty in getting it to work.
    Just take a small file, assuming it is a high cut and file it down to the proper depth
    Keys and locks wear over time and the lock the gets the most amount of use is the ignition.. I have seen locks so worn almost any key will work.
    So the bottom line is usually the best key is the one that is cut from code.. it should work in all the locks that were keyed to the factory original key. Duplicating an old key always introduces more deviations from the original code.. it is like photocopying a photocopy there is a point where it looks nothing like the original... just my 2 cents

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    gas cap numbers and the secret decoder did the trick for me

    HD 74

    I had 2 copies made at Ace

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    Thanks, this was super helpful. I bought my bike with only one original key and need to have more made. Probably this weekend I'll go to a local hardware and try them. I have been told by my in-laws that they are the go-to place for keys. Glad I know some options for blanks!

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    A local locksmith near here cut me two, both cost $9, they are nothing like the original but work in a squeeze. Not very pretty but I don't freak out now when I can't find my key.

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