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Supplementary Key Chip
« on: October 09, 2018, 06:50:23 PM »
I'm paranoid about being a long way from home and losing my key.  I prefer to leave my spare key at home (see- I'm also anxious about having "all my eggs in one basket"). If you're very lucky, you can buy a Honda blank with a chip, pay to have it cut then pay to have a Honda key the chip to your bike.  The process can cost up to (and beyond) $200 and my experience on my previous bike was an expensive failure.  Then I worked out a work-around which I wrote about here:
http://ozstoc.com/index.php?topic=6674.msg75933#msg75933

With Ruby 2sday less than 500 km off turning 100K, I've left it a long time to take my own advice, but today I did it.  I supplied an ebay-sourced blank to the locksmith and the whole process cost just over $100.  I could have put the chip in the blank, but as a security item, I put it on a recoil cord to go on my belt.  To start the bike I hold the chip against the key head and once the FI light goes out, I can let it retract and start the engine.  That means I can leave the key in the ignition if I want to do a quick turn-around (e.g. an on-the-clock ride).  The downside is, if you stall at the traffic lights, you have to grab the chip to accompany the key to restart.



I have a cut-down key for the fuel cap and panniers.
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Re: Supplementary Key Chip
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 06:56:28 PM »
I too have cut down keys for the panniers and top box (and fuel cap).  I keep one in each jacket pocket so I don't have to shut down the bike if I want to get my sunglasses/jacket/raincoats/camera from the bike.

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Re: Supplementary Key Chip
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 09:32:38 PM »
I ride one of the super-advanced police models that have retired the HISS immobiliser in favour of retina scan  ;-*
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Re: Supplementary Key Chip
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2018, 01:24:29 AM »
I ride one of the super-advanced police models that have retired the HISS immobiliser in favour of retina scan  ;-*

Yeah, I look at my bike like that too.    :crackup
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Re: Supplementary Key Chip
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2018, 12:41:45 PM »
I have a spare key for my 1300 but it hasn't been coded so I only have one key to start the bike. The previous owner never coded the spare key which seems puzzling to me. Going through the owner's manual PDF I find out that the bike comes with a key plate which was never passed on with the bike from a previous owner.

After a call to the dealer I bought the bike from it seems they use a coded key to programme a new one. I'm going to have to check this out with my local dealer next time I'm in Port Augusta.

If I loose the one key I have then I need to replace the ECU @$US600

If I get a new key for my car then I can programme the key from the car; to bad Honda didn't do the same.
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Re: Supplementary Key Chip
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2018, 02:23:47 PM »
I have a spare key for my 1300 but it hasn't been coded so I only have one key to start the bike. The previous owner never coded the spare key which seems puzzling to me. Going through the owner's manual PDF I find out that the bike comes with a key plate which was never passed on with the bike from a previous owner.

After a call to the dealer I bought the bike from it seems they use a coded key to programme a new one. I'm going to have to check this out with my local dealer next time I'm in Port Augusta.

If I loose the one key I have then I need to replace the ECU @$US600

If I get a new key for my car then I can programme the key from the car; to bad Honda didn't do the same.
Alan, are you absolutely certain the spare key has a RFID chip in it? I bought a spare key blank through e-bay which I then got cut and it looks just like the real one but it doesn't have a chip in it. I keep it in the right pie warmer to take off or open panniers and lock the steering. It is convenient for me and it cuts down the wear & tear on the chipped key. Your spare may be the same. If the original key breaks I can just take the chip out and put it into my spare. I have a chipped spare which I keep home unless going on a long interstate trip.

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Re: Supplementary Key Chip
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2018, 04:53:19 PM »
Alan, are you absolutely certain the spare key has a RFID chip in it?

The spare key I have is an OEM Honda key and no way to see if there's a chip in it or not.
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