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Old 06-08-2010, 07:07 PM
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Help buying a spare key

When looking up the key blank in Ron Ayers I come across a type 1 key and type 2. Anyone know the difference by chance?
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:19 PM
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I did not know either, so I went to this site, looked at the photos, and orderded from them. They are pretty good:

http://www.motorcyclekeys.com/blanks2.html

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Originally Posted by Luti709 View Post
When looking up the key blank in Ron Ayers I come across a type 1 key and type 2. Anyone know the difference by chance?
At first i would have said one would be the HISS (transponder key-Australian version) & the other would be the non transponder key version (U.S) , i don't know what the rest of the world use. But then i had a look at the price's & they are both $6. The transponder key is more like $60. So sorry i am not sure what the difference is.
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Old 06-09-2010, 07:05 AM
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'01 and later VTRs take a different blank than '00 and earlier. I'd guess Type 2 is for the '01 and up, but I'd call and check before ordering.
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I just went through this yesterday, I didn't realize that I needed a special key blank, I thought I could just go to the local hardware store and get one cut. That didn't work but they directed me to a specialty lock and key place and they carried a few spare honda blanks. They had a couple that worked and it cost me 9 bucks to get 2 spares cut. I was also told that Honda dealers will carry some spare blanks so that would be worth checking into if you are close to a dealer.
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Old 06-09-2010, 07:21 AM
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If you want a generic key as a back upfor your 98-00', use a Curtis -"HD75". Almost every key cutting place has the Curtis brand.
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:01 AM
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Yeah I just looked at the one key I have from the previous owner and it is one of the Curtis HD74's. The OCD side of me says it would be nice to have a real Honda key.. but my fiscal side says just get the cheap blank... lol. I think I will call about the two types though because I am way curious now.
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I had an extra made up for my '02 - $3 at the local locksmith...
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look at the link that I posted - it has to do with which side is raised, left or right.
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I had an extra made up for my '02 - $3 at the local locksmith...
+1 on that.... my Honda shop told me blanks were $13 and up, then handed me a card to a guy that works out of his van. I met up with him and he made me 2 keys (without the rubber part) for $4 ea. My PO only had 1 key.
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+1 on the local locksmith.. podunk town in centeral TX, walked in, asked, 2 min later walked out with a new spare key. It's been 5 years now,, but I think I paid $2 for it
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