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MrMike

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Ignition Key
« on: April 29, 2013, 01:18:53 AM »
Need help getting an ignition key. 

When I bought my G5 the owner only had one key.  Have been trying to get a duplicate for a couple of weeks.  None of the big box stores have a blank to fit.  Went to a locksmith and he did not want to deal with it.  Went to biggest cycle dealer in the area and he offered to give me a blank I could take to a locksmith.  Then I told him "Royal Enfield" and he said he could not help.  Where do I find a key or a blank?  Tried to contact NField Gear with no luck yet.  Wainting for response.  Any ideas?  Getting old and absent minded.  If I lose this one, I'm sunk.   :(
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Re: Ignition Key
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013, 01:23:11 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-i2Qx67O5E

Singhg5 mentions 'A small town locksmith used a Curtis B56 blank key, meant for GM cars, was used to make RE key. It works well for all locks.'
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Re: Ignition Key
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013, 02:24:58 AM »
your dealer ?
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Re: Ignition Key
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2013, 02:37:39 AM »
The nfield store has key blanks as well. With the blank anybody should be able to make it key for you.

http://nfieldgear.com/enfield-store/key-blank.html

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Re: Ignition Key
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2013, 05:29:11 AM »
 Nfieldgear a.k.a. the store has genuine R.E. key blanks in stock, give them a call.
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Re: Ignition Key
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2013, 11:56:47 AM »
Got it second hand. Closest dealer is about 500 miles. Sent email to nfield store.  Will call them today.

Thanks all for responding.
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Re: Ignition Key
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2013, 06:42:30 PM »
The 24R or 24S blank from Home Depot will work with a bit of work. It's a Ford key. It's thicker and longer than the stock one. The length isn't a problem, but they need to be thinned down a touch. I sanded mine on a belt sander and they worked perfectly. Jack said he got some Yamaha blanks that worked. I think he said he got them from Wally World, oops, WalMart, but you might also try a Yamaha shop and see what they have. The problem with the bike blanks at the shops is they usually want about $10.00 for a blank. That includes NFG. My dealer tried for months to get a blank from them and never did get one. Or he got some that didn't fit a G5. My Home Depot versions cost me about $2.50 cut!
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Re: Ignition Key
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2013, 07:43:32 PM »
Got it second hand. Closest dealer is about 500 miles. Sent email to nfield store.  Will call them today.

Thanks all for responding.

if Nfield fails, I know they are listed on eBay.
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Re: Ignition Key
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2013, 02:42:33 AM »
Just to let folks know.  NField gear has the blanks on back order.  Should get it in three weeks, more or less, at a cost of $11.95 plus shipping.  Rep at NField was very helpful.  Said he can't swear to it but a blank for a pre 1979 Ford truck should work.  I ordered the blank anyway.....  :-\
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Re: Ignition Key
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2013, 06:33:25 PM »
The one I used is the same as my '96 Ford truck.
I ordered a key through my dealer a couple of years ago. I tried to go through NFG myself, too. My dealer finally got some in. They were for a C5. They won't fit a G5. AFAIK, he's never gotten a G5 one in.
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Re: Ignition Key
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2013, 08:42:38 PM »
I had a Yamaha blank cut to match my G5 key. No filing, just put the new key in and rode away.
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Re: Ignition Key
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2013, 03:03:03 AM »
Jack

Thanks for the tip.  I'm going back the Yamaha dealer to see what we can do.

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Re: Ignition Key
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2014, 02:50:07 PM »
I took my keyblank (from NFG) and my one good existing key to Lowe's a week ago to get a copy made, but their key cutting machine wouldn't do it -- something about the length of the key or something similar. Any suggestions on where to get the key cut/copied?

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Re: Ignition Key
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2014, 03:25:42 PM »
I had a small moto shop make me one, but not from a RE blank.  They just found one that fit and actually had to do a bit of filing to get one edge right but they did it.  Try a small motorcycle shop if there is one around you.
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Re: Ignition Key
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2014, 03:48:51 PM »
Thanks, boggy. I'll try that.
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