Re-keying the BMW adventure case

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Nuclear biker, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Nuclear biker

    Nuclear biker Adventurer

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    I just got a top case from my father off his old bike. The problem is the lock for the bracket is locked closed. Can I get it re-keyed to my bike at the dealer if its locked.

    Thank you,
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  2. kellymac530

    kellymac530 motorcycle addict

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    Probably any good locksmith could do it.
    My local locksmith picked and keyed my Studebaker ignition cylinder and made me 2 new keys for it for $25.
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  3. Brit in SF

    Brit in SF Been here awhile

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    Try the dealer. My local dealer rekeyed the top box I bought from an inmate for free.

    My lock was unlocked which probably made it easier. It can't hurt to ask.
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  4. Multiplicity

    Multiplicity Been here awhile

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    You can buy the kit and DIY, or pay the dealer. I had a problem when keying my new cases and had to remove the lock on my top case. It has a spring loaded tab you need to depress to allow the cylinder to slide out. It's not easy, but you can do it if you have a small pick set. The kit only has 3 code inserts, so it's a simple job after you get the code sorted.
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