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post #1 of 12 Old 09-22-2010, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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duplicate shad key...where to get one?

My wee came with only one key for the shad top case. i would like a duplicate. last trip to the usa, i spent half a day at locksmiths, and no success. one locksmith said the key has a number and i could order one, but a shad search turned up no website for shad. i wrote to dealers, and they want me to buy an entire lock assembly. has anyone else solved this problem?
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post #2 of 12 Old 09-22-2010, 04:44 PM
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I have a few spare Shad lock cylinders, PM your key number, who knows maybe it will match one of mine. Also, I could send you one of the spares that has 2 keys. The swap is straightforward.

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After you get him squared away, let me know... I've got issues with getting the key to go all the way into my topcase tumbler. I'd like to just go ahead and replace it, but I haven't taken the time to contact them and find out what's involved yet. If your extra tumbler would work (and has two keys) let me know. Thanks!
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Your locksmith sucks.
Are you maybe confusing locksmith and keycutter?

The sole key for my givi sidecase (I had lost the other one) broke in half; I walked into a locksmith, and he cut me two that work fine to this day; I think the whole operation cost me 10$.
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Your locksmith sucks.
Are you maybe confusing locksmith and keycutter?

The sole key for my givi sidecase (I had lost the other one) broke in half; I walked into a locksmith, and he cut me two that work fine to this day; I think the whole operation cost me 10$.
The best locksmith in the world can't dupe a key without a blank that has the proper shape to it.
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The best locksmith in the world can't dupe a key without a blank that has the proper shape to it.
The best locksmith in the world can make a key from twigs and chewing gum just from looking at the lock.

It is indeed a poor craftsman that blames his tools, boss or raw materials.

A good locksmith will not only have a lot of non-mainstream blanks available, but will also be able to cut a key from pretty much any block of metal.

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Yeah, so anyway, back on point following the typically fowl distraction......


gijoe I'll let you know what's available in the next day or two.

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Here in OKC we have a place called Tech Lock. I had them cut me one because I hate those plastic top keys: they don't lay flat against other keys in my pocket. They did have to try a couple of blanks.

Try another locksmith. Just be sure to ride the bike or bring the case so you can test the keys.

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After you get him squared away, let me know... I've got issues with getting the key to go all the way into my topcase tumbler. I'd like to just go ahead and replace it, but I haven't taken the time to contact them and find out what's involved yet. If your extra tumbler would work (and has two keys) let me know. Thanks!
Have you tried some graphite lock lube?

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+1 on find a better locksmith.

When I bought the bike in May it came with one key for the Kappa top case and one key for the bike. 20 minutes at a good locksmith and I now have 3 sets of keys. Outlay? About $15.

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