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Old 09-27-2014, 04:15 PM   #1
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Lost my Buell Key

Well, I knew that putting off having a second key for my bike made might bite me one day , and it has . I have either lost (probably) or misplaced (hopefully)the key to my 2006 Buell XB12X. With Buell shut down, is there any way to get one from the VIN/Title? Do I have to replace my ignition and seat lock cylinders? I am hoping a locksmith can do it Monday. I'm done looking for the key for a while and am now looking for help. Thanks.
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Old 09-27-2014, 04:17 PM   #2
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A locksmith should be able to make you a new key.
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Old 09-27-2014, 04:21 PM   #3
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A locksmith should be able to make you a new key.
Good to hear.
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Old 09-27-2014, 04:23 PM   #4
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HD/Buell dealers are still supporting them. If the locksmith is too pricey, you can order a key based on the VIN from an authorized dealer.
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Old 09-27-2014, 05:27 PM   #5
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HD/Buell dealers are still supporting them. If the locksmith is too pricey, you can order a key based on the VIN from an authorized dealer.
Thanks Hughlysses. I had a locksmith make a key for an old Buick Riviera by feeling and filing. It was $50 and he looked up something in a reference book before he started. Wasn't sure if he needed the same thing for a Buell, but apparently not.
I'll check out both routes. Thanks to you both. I am not panicking anymore.
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Old 09-27-2014, 07:51 PM   #6
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anything can be done,

if its a non computer chip key, no problems, just pull off a lock that the key fits, have the lock smith make a key up that fits.

if its a computer one, then um, your in for a bad time
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Old 09-27-2014, 08:16 PM   #7
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anything can be done,

if its a non computer chip key, no problems, just pull off a lock that the key fits, have the lock smith make a key up that fits.

if its a computer one, then um, your in for a bad time
No Storm, thankfully it is just a standard key. However, the steering head is locked too and it is going to be hard to get it on a trailer. Not sure which is harder, dragging the bike onto the trailer or taking a lock out. Of course the manual says to disconnect battery before removing ignition switch. Battery is located under the locked seat.
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:30 PM   #8
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i pulled an external helmet lock off mine,

some lock smiths will come to you as well
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Old 09-28-2014, 05:08 AM   #9
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i pulled an external helmet lock off mine,

some lock smiths will come to you as well
Good idea. I forgot all about the helmet lock.
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You can find your nearest dealer at Buell.com. There are only a couple in Louisiana, but there are a good many in Texas.
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Old 09-28-2014, 07:54 AM   #11
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this may help.
http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buel...tml?1207929517
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Old 09-29-2014, 10:41 AM   #12
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If you are original owner the dealer you bought from might still have the key code on file if not any ignition from a dyna will plug and play and get you riding again until key shows up.
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Old 09-29-2014, 12:07 PM   #13
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You can find your nearest dealer at Buell.com. There are only a couple in Louisiana, but there are a good many in Texas.
Thanks Hughlysses. Called Cowboy's Harley in Beaumont , TX and they say all they need is my insurance card.
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If you are original owner the dealer you bought from might still have the key code on file if not any ignition from a dyna will plug and play and get you riding again until key shows up.
No, bought it used Sewerat. Thanks
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Old 09-29-2014, 12:11 PM   #15
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Thanks TeepS. I had a blank on the same keychain that I bought on eBay (for $12). Regular hardware store couldn't cut it, so I had it with me so that whenever I drove to the locksmith...which of course, I never did, I could have it cut.
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