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Do I have a chipped key? 2014 DL1000A

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Do I have a chipped key? 2014 DL1000A

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I am not aware of any transponder in Suzuki bikes on the US platform. Take it to a locksmith (if you were here I'd help you out), they will be able to read it and let you know. It won't have one, that should just be P/N SUZ18 in the lock world, common Suzuki key.
 
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A new key is cheap and would not only provide you with a spare but also keep @meshylocksmith employed ... and give an answer ;)
Agree with the other post here - don't think they use the transponder keys in USA
 

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No , our USA vstroms do not have a chip key. I have always gone to a local locksmith for spare keys, keeping a flat key copy in my wallet on extended trips from home in case I lost my ign key. On my 650 I had Givi side and top bags all keyed the same, carrying a flat spare in my wallet got me under the seat where I stored a spare Givi key for the luggage.

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Sweet. Glad to find out it's just a regualr key.

I have a 2001 Ford with a key with a fat head on it, and it has a passive anti theft system. It won't start without the programmed key.
 

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Another data point:

2011 650

I only had one key and bought a duplicate from one of those magic cnc machines at Menards. Cost me $25, but clearly no programming.
 

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I have a question for you.

Do you have a tiny flashing red light on your ignition switch ?

I'm down under, we have chips in our keys, we also have the flashing light but I don't have anything to compare it to.
 

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I have a question for you.

Do you have a tiny flashing red light on your ignition switch ?

I'm down under, we have chips in our keys, we also have the flashing light but I don't have anything to compare it to.

i don't know. bike isn't here.
 

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I have a question for you.

Do you have a tiny flashing red light on your ignition switch ?

I'm down under, we have chips in our keys, we also have the flashing light but I don't have anything to compare it to.
A lockie will tell you. Visit your local locksmith, NOT that crappy Key Me machine you'll find in Big Box stores. The pros know what to do, keep it local to your community, that way the $ circulates in your area.
 
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I've not seen a flashing red light on or near our ignition, on our 07 DL1000, 08 DL650, 12 DL650, or our 14 DL1000.
I've had keys made for them all at hardware stores and locksmith kiosks in shopping centers, never a problem getting keys made for about $5.
 

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I've not seen a flashing red light on or near our ignition, on our 07 DL1000, 08 DL650, 12 DL650, or our 14 DL1000.
I've had keys made for them all at hardware stores and locksmith kiosks in shopping centers, never a problem getting keys made for about $5.
I assumed you guys would not get the flashing light that we get.

It looks like no light means no chip.

I will put that in the memory bank for future discussions.
 

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I've not seen a flashing red light on or near our ignition, on our 07 DL1000, 08 DL650, 12 DL650, or our 14 DL1000.
I've had keys made for them all at hardware stores and locksmith kiosks in shopping centers, never a problem getting keys made for about $5.
That's what I sell most moto/ATV keys for as well, $5. There's so much difference in other countries with transponder technology implementation. Even some boat manufacturers these days have adopted this technology. But here in the US, only a handfull of bike manufacturers have implemented transponders.
 

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I wonder how effective the transponder would be. First, someone would have to want to steal a vstrom. And you wouldn't have to start it to steal it, run it up a ramp into a pickup or trailer, and gone. I've never even bothered using the handlebar/steering lock on mine when out of town parked overnight in a motel lot. The key that came with my 2014 DL1000 is huge, first thing I did was get a copy made that fits in my pocket.
 

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It's the Australian government that insists cars and larger bikes have key immobilisers.

It has helped keep insurance costs down, the government doesn't know that know body would steal a Strom.
 

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Going to try out my new blank key possibly tonight. Wish me luck

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