Playing locksmith

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  1. faffi

    faffi A.S.A.N.

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    Finished recoding. This will not impress any locksmith, but it worked for me.

    I had already verified that the key I wanted to use was the same width or wider than the one I wanted to replace. This meant I could make the saddlebag key work by removing material from the tumbler keys (if that is what they are called), which would be essential since I did not have any spare tumbler keys.


    Here you can see the two tumbler keys sticking out when the saddlebag key is inserted:

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    Here are the tumbler keys that needed modification by removing material inside the slot in the thicker end:

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    In progress of filing the slots larger to fit the key:

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    Finished, and working as planned. Now I not only have one key that fits all three locks (both saddlebags and top box), but I also have a spare key – the bike came with just one ignition key and one key for the top box, plus two keys for the saddlebags.

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  3. rjo

    rjo Not biting

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    I've keyed a couple of sets of paniers to the ignition key, and found that I could get 4 out of 5 to work just by shuffling the lock wafers around. So I just left it at 4 wafers, locks only for keeping honest people out anyway.
     
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  4. AnneR

    AnneR New Member

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    So my brother made me a secret for the ignition
     

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