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 Post subject: I'm an idiot.
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:08 pm 
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So a couple weeks ago, I bought an 82 Suzuki GS 750. I got home from getting my motorcycle permit and somehow lost the keys. I called the local locksmith and he was gonna charge me $200 if he had to come out and make a key for the bike or $30 if I brought him the ignition switch. I was wondering if anyone knew how to get the ignition switch off and what tools I might need.

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 Post subject: Re: I'm an idiot.
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:21 pm 
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I'm not sure about Suzukis of that era but with 80s Hondas at least you could get them from a dealer if you knew the serial number. It's long shot, but worth a shot nonetheless.

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 Post subject: Re: I'm an idiot.
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I'm not sure about your exact bike but aren't most Jap bike ignition switch of that era mounted with like two phillips screws? The wiring is usually a plastic quick disconnect as well.

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 Post subject: Re: I'm an idiot.
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Yup, yours are mounted from underneath with two bolts that come up from underneath the triple tree and screw through the ignition into it.

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 Post subject: Re: I'm an idiot.
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:45 pm 
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Wrider wrote:
Yup, yours are mounted from underneath with two bolts that come up from underneath the triple tree and screw through the ignition into it.


I hope for his sake, it's a 8mm or 10mm bolt and not a phillips. :laughing:

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 Post subject: Re: I'm an idiot.
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HYPERR wrote:
Wrider wrote:
Yup, yours are mounted from underneath with two bolts that come up from underneath the triple tree and screw through the ignition into it.


I hope for his sake, it's a 8mm or 10mm bolt and not a phillips. :laughing:


:laughing: That's for sure!

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 Post subject: Re: I'm an idiot.
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Thanks guys, I probably wont get a chance to work on it until this weekend but I should be able to solve my problem

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 Post subject: Re: I'm an idiot.
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:31 pm 
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vampfiend687 wrote:
Thanks guys, I probably wont get a chance to work on it until this weekend but I should be able to solve my problem


If you decide to go the cheap route, you can get a different gas cap and wire in a pushbutton/flip switch somewhere hidden and not need a key at all!

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 Post subject: Re: I'm an idiot.
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You do realize that once you have the new keys made, the old ones will show up..... :lolsign:

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 Post subject: Re: I'm an idiot.
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:00 pm 
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if they do show up, I'll have a new set of spare keys and my favorite keychain back

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