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I think I know the answer to this already but I am open to all suggestions.

Here's the deal, I moved a year ago and remember putting all my spare keys and the two handlebar lock keys in a ziploc bag and putting them somewhere special so I would not lose them.

Well, you guessed it, my hiding spot is so good that I have completely lost them.

The good news is that I have a key for my bike, the bad news is that its the only one.

I have been everywhere locally, including the two big box stores, local hardware and even a lock and key specialist to see if I can have a duplicate made-no one has a blank.

I went to the local dealer and they need the # off my key code which of course I did not write down.

It's a 2006 drz s and apparently there are four different blanks for this bike. The dealer has none in stock and they are going to make me order all four and pay for them of course if I want to go through them-which I will do if I have to but am hoping someone has an answer for me.

For anyone else out there with a newish bike and you have not written down the key codes in your owners manual you need to do this.

Any advice would be welcome.

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Ilco blanks available at most lock shops.

Ignition key #1611

steering lock #SR61N B69K

I took those numbers off the keys I am using for my bike.

If you don't have a key for the steering lock you may have to purchase a new lock.

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If your referring to the airbox between my ears it remains empty as usual.

In the meantime I will continue my search.

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Ilco blanks available at most lock shops.

Ignition key #1611

steering lock #SR61N B69K

I took those numbers off the keys I am using for my bike.

If you don't have a key for the steering lock you may have to purchase a new lock.

thank you.

I will see if that works.

I don't really care about the steering lock just would like a back up ignition key.

I live in a fairly small town and the lock shops I have visited so far have been stumped.

I am traveling to the metropolis of Spokane, WA tomorrow so I will take my key and these #'s with me-thank you.

Hopefully I will find a place that can help.

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I found a locksmith that was stubborn. He kept handing me keys and sending me out to see if they'd fit in the bike. Then he picked the one he liked best and cut the keys. Worked perfect the first cut.

If you can't find the keys let me know and I'll buy a couple of blanks from him and you can get them cut locally to you.

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Does anyone know how to get the steering lock out? It seems if I remove the steering lock cover it just might pop out. Use it or loose it I say.

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As I recall all you do is pry off the cover. If you pull it how are you going to fill the hole? I wouldn't want to have all kind of dirt and crap getting in there.

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As I recall all you do is pry off the cover. If you pull it how are you going to fill the hole? I wouldn't want to have all kind of dirt and crap getting in there.

I hear you. I might even want to cut/remove the heavy metal piece that the lock slides into. I was thinking maybe put some gease in the hole and then a rubber plug. Has anyone else done this to save some weight?

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LOL If I was that worried about weight on my Z I'd of skipped the whopper tonight. Perhaps you could split the difference and put the cover back on.

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LOL If I was that worried about weight on my Z I'd of skipped the whopper tonight. Perhaps you could split the difference and put the cover back on.

I thought about that at first then thought I should go all the way. My favorite thing to do is remove weight from her. Usually it cost's me no money for the mods and the weight keeps adding up. The only good weight I have added are the TT case savers since they are very light. IM suprised the SM.s dont follow threw with the weight loss as well. I know people think some of us are weight crazy but untill you do it and ride her you just cant appreciate it.

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How much do you think you have removed an once or two at a time?

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OK IM a hacker. I drilled out the pin holding the steering lock cover on. Lock would not come out. Inserted key into lock turned and wiggled and heavy brass lock came out. I do not have a scale but the lock and cover are as heavy as a stock front turn signal. 3-4 ounces? I taped up the hole till tomorrow when I try to remove the lock cover. There was rust in the hole and the inside looked free of grease. The weight is miniscule but it is up front and high. I call this the free weight loss mod brought to you by the hacker. :)

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I found a locksmith that was stubborn. He kept handing me keys and sending me out to see if they'd fit in the bike. Then he picked the one he liked best and cut the keys. Worked perfect the first cut.

If you can't find the keys let me know and I'll buy a couple of blanks from him and you can get them cut locally to you.

Cool, thank you I might need to take you up on that.

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Thanks for posting this. I called my dealership today and they told me I would have to buy a new ignition, gas cap & helmet lock.

increase hp as the silly miniscule weight removal won't amount to a thing but to hack up a good bike.

back to keys.here is a good place to get your blanks or complete keys made.they specialize in motorcycles;

http://www.motorcyclekeys.com/

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I hear you. I might even want to cut/remove the heavy metal piece that the lock slides into. I was thinking maybe put some gease in the hole and then a rubber plug. Has anyone else done this to save some weight?

i'm a hacker too :excuseme:

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i took some stainless - maybe 1/16" thick?? and benched it to a circle on my grinder & jb welded in place.

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I ordered the keys (ignition/gas/helmet + spare) from motorcyclekeys.com on Saturday. They arrived in Monday's mail. Both fit perfectly. Great service!

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Just found a replacement (duplicate/backup) ignition key for my '04 DRZ 400. My local key guy used a "YH50" blank and matched my key. I pulled off the plastic rectangle cover and he only charged me 5 bucks. YH50 is a Yamaha blank. Supposedly my DRZ key is an "E" series, so your key slots may be a little off. But for $5 it's worth a try. (YH50 is alot longer but wgas)

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