heh heh locked my key inside givi case, any ideas

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by when the road bends, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. when the road bends

    when the road bends hello

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    The case is sitting here in my aparment. I thought it would be a safe place to keep the key and after closing it realized that the red button does not open the case, the key does.

    Is there a trick to open one of these cases without the key, short of a prybar?
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  2. kootenay kid

    kootenay kid Lets Ride

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    Shit, I never thought of that. Now that I think of it you have to turn the key before you can push the red button dont you? To get the lid off you need to take out some screws inside first. Hmmm, I think you probably know this, but I think you got a problem. Hopefully someone here has a good idea.
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  3. jstcrashnthru

    jstcrashnthru Livin' the dream

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    Where's the spare key? :doh
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  4. Pax

    Pax shazam.

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    Locksmith.

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  5. when the road bends

    when the road bends hello

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    So far I've tried a lot of action and various keys around the house. No can open.
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  6. Xeraux

    Xeraux Archvillain

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    It's probably a wafer tumbler of some sort. Seriously, you can probably pick it with two paperclips (one partially unbent with a little bend at the end for feeling the wafers and one not bent to put turning pressure on the tumbler) in about 10 seconds.

    If the key is double sided, you have to pick both sides of the lock while keeping pressure on the tumbler.
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  7. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    Grant, you're scaring me, stay away from my stuff :D


    BTW pick up my new X Challenge Sat the 22nd :clap Yes, this one will get dirty.
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  8. Xeraux

    Xeraux Archvillain

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    :shog

    You getting from Performace?
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  9. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    No, I'm a Grass Roots kind of guy.

    Performance has one really cheap, but for some reason you can not get the current BMW incentive on it.
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  10. Squanto!

    Squanto! Long timer Supporter

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    Is there a number on the lock?
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  11. moymurfs

    moymurfs Truth has become unacceptable.

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    I would say either set it down and tell a 6year old not to touch it ....OR......maybe a locksmith.
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  12. testrider

    testrider Been here awhile

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    How did you lock your Givi case key inside the Givi case?
    My Givi cases cannot be locked without a key...
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  13. Garand

    Garand Keeper of Useful Sarcasms

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    Bump key?

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  14. Xeraux

    Xeraux Archvillain

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    Awesome. :thumb

    I don't even know why they consider Performance Plus a "BMW Dealership".
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  15. AKStrom

    AKStrom Long timer Supporter

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    That was my question. There's no way that I can think of to do that with the E52 or E41 bags unless you've locked it with one of the keys in the tumbler and then lost/loaned out those keys.
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  16. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    Sorry David but HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

    anyway, if you bring the case with you next weekend I could probably pick the lock for you. Should only take a second or two. Which series case is it?
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  17. tedder

    tedder irregular

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    Which model are you talking about? And how does it lock without a key in the tumbler?

    I think the other comments are correct, the number is stamped on the outside of the lock. You can certainly get a replacement key, find someone with the same key, or get a locksmith to help out.

    AKStrom, if it's an E41 he can get in with the combo lock, and if he's forgotten the combo to that can just break that piece open and replace it. DAMHIK.
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  18. when the road bends

    when the road bends hello

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    Thanks xerax,

    picked it with the two paperclips and a thin piece of steel coupled with a little blood.

    Ok, It took more than 10sec. But once you figure it out....


    It turns out to be unlockable without a key, so I must have locked it with another key last fall when I stored it, and then forgot that first key. Glad the other key was inside.
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  19. AKStrom

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    That's true I suppose.

    It's Sunday afternoon though. He'll have plenty of time before tomorrow morning to start working on the combination.:D
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  20. Xeraux

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    Yeah. It's scary once you see how easy it is to open locks like this.

    Jesse luggage only uses about 4 different keysets. The owner of BMW Motorcycles of Little Rock and I had the same keyset for our Jesses. When he lent me his bags I didn't even have to take his key. I just used my own!
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