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Keys are gone...now what?

So lets say you misplace your Ignition key for your 06 Rc51...

Does anyone know if i am able to contact Honda to get another (providing proof of ownership)? Or, do i literally have to replace the entire "Key Set" assembly (and matching lock in the rear cowl and gas tank)?

And if that is, in fact, the route i have to go, does anyone know if its something i can do on my own or do i need to have it done by a tech?

Its finally getting gorgeous out here and i can't even get the friggen' bike out of the shed now....
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Also, i have been doing some reading (non-RC51-specific) and it looks like some bikes require a re-flash or re-program of the ECU...does anyone know if the RC is the same way or if just changing the ignition is enough.
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May have found the answer to my own question (some of them at least).

It's $150 bucks to get a mobile locksmith out to my house. They cut a Key off the gas tank lock, and you are good to go after that.

What would be even better is if the damn key turned up...
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Wow...that sucks. Good point to know though.

The stealership route would suck too!



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I think there is a 4digit code on the lock and together with title you could order one from hOnda for less than $150. Even a key set is not that expensive, I don't think.
I'd keep looking for the key. When was the last time it run, what were you wearing? Check gloves, jacket, helmet bag.....
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Once you find the original or get a new one, get a duplicate cut.
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FOUND THE KEY! usually helps when you take it OUT of your pocket before you wash the pants...

so now, i have 150 to spend on something ELSE for the bike! Bring on the clutch discs!
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If your key is one of the originals from the bike it should have a code stamped on it. You should be able to take this code to the dealer and have a duplicate cut. I just had a second key cut for around $8. I'd also recommend you write down that code somewhere you won't lose it.
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