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I lost my key last week and would like to get one just like it with the black yamaha head. I still have my spare so getting it cut is not an issue. I'm not worried about how much it costs, I just don't want to be reminded that I finally lost a key! Do the numbers on it mean anything or is the first letter all that matters. Any suggestions?



I found this site that does keys by code but it is only available to dealers- http://www.yamahakeys.com/login.php?osCsid=b773483bb0825dc9be696115d1a86577



This site is available to the public but I would really like to get a key with the exact same code on it. I know, but it really bugs the crap out of me. http://www.motorcyclekeys.com/blanks6.html
 

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Real blanks and real keys are only available through Mr. Yamaha. Some folks have figured out work arounds and maybe your link will sell you an authentic key, but your safest to take your code to the dealer and buy one at his price. There are a couple of threads on the old forum with varying views. Good luck. Tom
 

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PSC,

I believe other members have found that the Axxess+ 37R key blank worked perfectly.

About 2 bucks at the local home improvement center.
 

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Cptrout, You are undoubtedly correct, but I do know that not all years use the same blank key. So you must be certain to compare before assuming compatibility. Tom
 

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My dealer said they cant get keys and I should go to a locksmith. I believe it's more like "won't". I'll give them another try on tuesday.
 

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Thanks rdm, but i am rather adamant about having an exact copy with the same code.
 

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I spoke to the dealership again and was told they can order the precut key from yamaha by the code for $35.
 

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Can't help you with the code--except maybe to get someone stamp his #s, but blanks TW keys have come up on ebay for 5$ each, OEM. I need one; am down to 1, and yet I never saw one with my end pattern. --GB (Formerly Greybeard)
 

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E-mail Stadium Yamaha. They have always impressed me, though they might be cautious about key, then again, you have the number. Gerry



http://www.stadiumyamaha.com/pages/OemParts?aribrand=YAM
 

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Early and late key blanks look similar but are essentially opposite one another. At 35 bucks make sure the dealer's on the same page as your bike.



In fact I'd make sure he took me out for a steak and a nice bottle of wine....
 

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I used to cut keys when I worked at Ace, and our store even had the kit to program transponder protected keys. Not cheap ($20) but not highway robbery like the dealer ($150+!).



That little embossed YAMAHA on the plastic is definitely not worth the price difference!
 

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Cptrout, You are undoubtedly correct, but I do know that not all years use the same blank key. So you must be certain to compare before assuming compatibility. Tom


bumping an old thread/topic but i only got 1 key when i bought my used 2000 TW so in reading a few of these threads about keys i decided to do a little homework...Cptrout is right and from what i have read in other threads about keys he has multiple different types of keys for his bikes...i believe there are 6 different possible key blanks for the TW...i have not yet went to get my key made but i am going to try and get a key blank that matches mine and have it cut at rockys ace hardware in my town...i just went there yesterday and had a chip key made for a car and it worked great



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i bought my ilco key blank from here (which didn't work cause i bought the wrong one)... http://mysecuritypro.com/search.aspx?find=yamaha



it looks like the following keys are made for the TW on the above site...the problem is that the yh50 and yh51 have a smaller center groove (like my key does) than the yh48 and yh49 which is confusing and the site isn't very easy to search...i bought the yh48 (wrong blank)...probably should have bought the yh50...so now i would have to ship it back to swap it for a yh50 and they charge a 25% restocking fee and you still have to pay to ship it (a stamp) and i would have no guarantee that it'll work...so i just bought a key blank from the site that Knobby Runner suggested in post #17 below after the ilco key blank i bought didn't work...the site he suggested goes by the code that is stamped into the key so it is more dummy proof than the route i initially went...came to $11 but the piece of mind is worth it...i don't want to have to deal with a yamaha dealer that will charge a crazy price and i would rather not have to go to a locksmith



yh46 x120

yh47 x119

yh48 x117

yh49 x118

yh50

yh51



my stock key (2000 TW)...

 

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this guy has them on ebay... but make sure you check your's carefully against his. i wasn't and didn't notice the groove width difference between "b" and "d". he sold me another one at cost, but more time and $$.



http://myworld.ebay.com/bartolete
 

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I bought mine here:



http://www.motorcyclekeys.com/blanks6.html



Cost $7 + $4 shipping.



Yamaha AP, BP, CP, DP, EP & FP - $7.00 each The key blank is determined by the letter at the beginning of the key code, which will be an A, B, C, D, E or F followed by five numbers (example: C32010).



Mine was the EP key. It worked fine - got it cut at the Ace hardware for free. It has the Black Plastic, but does not say YAMAHA on it like my OEM key.
 

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I bought mine here:



http://www.motorcyclekeys.com/blanks6.html



Cost $7 + $4 shipping.



Yamaha AP, BP, CP, DP, EP & FP - $7.00 each The key blank is determined by the letter at the beginning of the key code, which will be an A, B, C, D, E or F followed by five numbers (example: C32010).



Mine was the EP key. It worked fine - got it cut at the Ace hardware for free. It has the Black Plastic, but does not say YAMAHA on it like my OEM key.


thanks Knobby Runner...i just got my ilco key and it doesn't look like it's going to work so i'll give this a try now



as you can see the ilco key blank i bought doesn't match...the center groove is wider than the stock key...i am going to modify my previous posts so no one does the same thing i did

 

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just got my new key blank in from where Knobby Runner suggested...going to head to ace hardware this weekend to get it cut...if someone thinks that the ilco key will work for their bike i'll sell it



 
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