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Old 11-09-2012, 09:50 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jvswan View Post
Unfortunately, my ignition key was thicker than my luggage key. And the grooves in the keys were in exactly the opposite locations. So, where the luggage key had the groove on the bottom left and top right, the ignition key had the groove on the top left and bottom right.

Grr... Not sure if I can fix this. Don't think the notches inside the barrels that correspond to the key grooves can be changed.
That would be because the cores are different. That's what I was trying to tell you above.
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Hmm... So, those luggage keys are exactly like the keys for my luggage. Maybe I've been operating under a false assumption, here. When getting a bike from the dealer, do they not have a single key for the luggage and ignition, seat, gas cap, etc? I had thought that I'd be able to set it up so that I have one key for everything. Perhaps that's not reasonably possible.
Depends on what your manufacturer sells.

My Suzuki uses the same key for ignition, gas, steering lock and helmet latch. Suzuki does not sell luggage for my bike but even if they did it would most likely be a different key.

My Triumph has a different key for ignition, steering lock and gas. Each of those locks has a different core requiring a different type of key. It's not a case of rearrange the tumblers (or re-key the lock) to make them match. The type of key that each core will accept is different. You would have to change the entire lock (and probably housing) to make them match. That's not gonna happen with a Triumph ignition and a Triumph steering lock.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:12 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Triumph apparently fixed that problem with the newer bikes. I have 7 locks on my bike all keyed alike, 5 came from the factory that way: ignition, fuel cap, top box, and both panniers. I added two helmet locks and modified the cores to match. So I only have to carry the one key. I got the idea from a brilliant Fin named Aimo who got chased out of here a while back. Maybe check out this thread for some ideas:
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:59 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I've seen that thread. Great info and a slick helmet lock. That's what gave me the idea. My ignition key works for ignition (wheel lock is in the ignition), gas cap, and my seat lock. The keys for the luggage look similar, and are Triumph OEM, but will require a different core. I wonder if the 2005+ Sprint luggage cores would work...

Well, while I'm scratching my head about those keys, at least I can modify the lock cores in the new top box to match the panniers. That will give me one key for all the luggage and the luggage hardware. That's a good start. Down from three keys to two.

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Old 11-09-2012, 12:22 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Hi jvswan, Nope the ignition and luggage keys are a different sizes so 2 keys 1 for ignition 1 for luggage. Cheers Paul
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:57 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Thanks for the confirmation, Paul. So, gripe #2 about my bike (the first being low-beam headlight performance). So, I'll have two keys to carry around. If that is as bad as my gripes get after three months of daily driving, I'll still take it!

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More than likely your headlights are aimed into the ground as they come from the factory that way. If you don't see a clear cutoff around headlight height when pointed at a wall that is your issue. They will improve greatly if you take the time to bring them up to the proper level.
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