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777ljb



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:18 pm    Post subject: Keys! Reply with quote

Hi guys,

My Bimota SB6 is almost complete and ready to ride, I will post a list of what I have completed later. But for now, can anyone please tell me where I can get a spare key from as I only have one. I have been to many key shops who cannot match it, my friend has a YB11 and also has the same issue. He bought a Piaggio key that was "Guaranteed to fit", but didn't!!!

Any help would be extremely grateful.

Thank you.
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2bims



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not so knowledgeable about SB6 key barrels.....is it the ignition key or petrol cap key??

In the past with Bimota keys I have been to Timpsons cobblers/keymasters....and they have been able to find the key blank and have one cut...sometimes they have to photocopy your original and send it off for a key blank to be sent to them....then they phone you and you come back with your key and they cut.....
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your reply 2bims, it's the ignition barrel key I need to duplicate, I have been to Timpsons and the cut a total of 5 keys all of which did not fit.

The only course of action I can see is to replace the key barrel, hopefully I can remove the barrel and replace with new unless a forum member can come up with anything else!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd try another Timpsons...usually they are in Sainsburys stores nowadays....but I'm not familiar with the key blanks on the SB6...if you could post a picture...both sides...it would be easier to identify....Bimota key blanks are usually made by Zadi...which can be bought in the UK....and Silca replicate them also...best I can offer without a picture or others chipping in....the issue is normally that the key cutter is using a blank that is too short and its thus not reaching down far enough in the barrel to turn the last locking tab
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I presume it is a Zadi ignition switch. Surprised they can't match it.

We have used a good locksmith before now (in Sheffield unfortunately), so I would recommend on of them.

If it is a Zadi lock then I think they are used on various Triumphs as well as Italian bikes. Might be possible to find a matching lock.

Katy
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I got my SB6 (mk1) - there was also just 1 ignition key. And one seat hump key.

The ignition cylinder was hard to unlock, so I simply found a new one on ebay. Rather cheap with 3 keys. Brand new GSXR1100 fits perfect.

The seathump however is another story. But got a spare made up. Its a Zardi or something... but a proff. key expert found it after some searching.

happy hunting
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The seathump lock fell apart on mine. I replaced it ... its just a cheap cam lock for a glass door
https://uk.rs-online.com/mobile/p/products/3847329/?grossPrice=Y&cm_mmc=UK-PLA-DS3A-_-google-_-PLA_UK_EN_Enclosures_And_Storage_And_Material_Handling-_-Cabinet_Hardware%7CCabinet_And_Drawer_And_Enclosure_Locks-_-PRODUCT+GROUP&matchtype=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIifS5jOqt2gIVTpPtCh3IuAWQEAQYASABEgL6sPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

If you need to buy one and have length options you need a 17mm
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all your replies, it is a Zadi ignition lock. I looked at the GSXR1100 ignition lock but they seem to have 4 wire pins where as the Bimota has 6.

I looked at changing the key barrel but cannot find a way of removing it from the sleeve so will have to persevere and see if a locksmith can help.

Any other suggestions would be welcome.

Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Would guess that another lock has the same fittings so you could swap the entire lock rather than just the barrel.

Katy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried an automotive locksmith ???
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not sure if 6R key is the same??



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