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Bike came with these locks that apparently lock bags and sissy bar. No keys. Anyone familiar with these? Is a locksmith my only choice? ImageUploadedByMO Free1414614504.997852.jpg


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Why no keys? If I had bought a bike from someone, I'd have insisted on the keys being furnished or no deal. Especially if you're not totally familiar with the seller.
 

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I took a good look at that. Appears to be one of those sliding covers to help keep moisture out of the lock. Too smooth to be a breakoff.
 

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If there are any numbers on the lock you could call the company and get keys. Probably your best bet is a locksmith. With locks like that they shouldn't charge you a lot. Since they are on the bike if you go to them it will save you some cash.
 

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+1 locksmith it will take him 1 minute or less to open with a key gun then he will make you a key keys should be about $1.50 each probably charge you $20.00 for the whole job.
 

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+1 locksmith it will take him 1 minute or less to open with a key gun then he will make you a key keys should be about $1.50 each probably charge you $20.00 for the whole job.
that sounds like the deal right there. there was a key on the key ring when I took possession so I assumed that was it, but it was the key to the helmet lock. The key goes in, but wont turn it.


currently the right bag is too close to the pipe and has burned through so my right bag is bassically useless. would like a sissy bar with a rack so I can strap the pool cue's down to something, but cant get any of that going until I get these locks off.

If it's just 20+ bucks that's great, but the new AAA coverage for the bike includes at least one locksmith a year so should be painless...
 

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That's a common and very cheap lock and it's easy to pick. Any locksmith can open it and replace it with a better one for chump change.
 

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That's a common and very cheap lock and it's easy to pick. Any locksmith can open it and replace it with a better one for chump change.
good news. thanks boyz!
 

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You could probably fix that bag for cheap too. Maybe put a piece of sheet metal ove the burnt spot to act as a heat shield. Jm2c.
 

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That's a common and very cheap lock and it's easy to pick. Any locksmith can open it and replace it with a better one for chump change.
Man I was hoping so..... First attempt by a locksmith last night... $29.00 to come out. then wanted almost $150-200 to do the job. No thank you..... After I had told him no, he proceded to tell me how to drill it out. So I dunno..... I'll talk to a few other locksmiths. I know the AAA coverage covers at least one locksmith per year, but the lady on the phone with yesterdays locksmith said that AAA wouldnt cover this type of thing.....

You could probably fix that bag for cheap too. Maybe put a piece of sheet metal ove the burnt spot to act as a heat shield. Jm2c.
I had thought this too kinda. If I could cut a rectangular piece of sheet metal and find a way to attach it to the underside of the bag. It's pretty melted through already. It's still going to get pretty hot, but maybe not totally useless then.
 

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. . . find a way to attach it to the underside of the bag. . . .
Pop rivets would be the best way, IMO. Just put a washer on the back to support the rivet. I'd line the whole underside of the bag.
 

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I should have posted a "locksmith warning" with my post. Sorry I didn't. Too many locksmiths are now associated with national referral companies and they are then forced to charge the referral company's HIGHER rates. Always try to find an independent locksmith. Once again, sorry.

As a former cop, I learned how to pick locks and I know that lock is easy, but that hardly helps you. There's few locks with blade style keys that are difficult to pick with the proper tools. Go to YouTube and search for lock picking and you'll see plenty of videos that will show you how.

Edited to add: You can also buy the tools off the net and all you need is a valid reason to oder them. I use the fact that I'm a landlord who needs access without damage to legally inspect my properties.
 

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I should have posted a "locksmith warning" with my post. Sorry I didn't. Too many locksmiths are now associated with national referral companies and they are then forced to charge the referral company's HIGHER rates. Always try to find an independent locksmith. Once again, sorry.

As a former cop, I learned how to pick locks and I know that lock is easy, but that hardly helps you. There's few locks with blade style keys that are difficult to pick with the proper tools. Go to YouTube and search for lock picking and you'll see plenty of videos that will show you how.

Edited to add: You can also buy the tools off the net and all you need is a valid reason to oder them. I use the fact that I'm a landlord who needs access without damage to legally inspect my properties.
thanks buddy, yes this was a locksmith as you describe with the national company answering the phone. I had no idea really and thought I was calling someone down the street until the locksmith told me when he got to the house. The thing is, I tried to describe the issue, and even offered to sent a picture, but she wasnt interested. so many questions the actual locksmith had could have been answered but oh well..... Live and learn....
 

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Man I was hoping so..... First attempt by a locksmith last night... $29.00 to come out. then wanted almost $150-200 to do the job. No thank you..... After I had told him no, he proceded to tell me how to drill it out. So I dunno..... I'll talk to a few other locksmiths. I know the AAA coverage covers at least one locksmith per year, but the lady on the phone with yesterdays locksmith said that AAA wouldnt cover this type of thing.....
Couldn't you just ride the bike to a local locksmith shop? That would also demonstrate your legitimate ownership to them. I agree that lock should a quick and easy job for the lock shop to come up with a key for. Those mount are available on eBay. My son has a set on his Fat Boy.

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thanks buddy, yes this was a locksmith as you describe with the national company answering the phone. The thing is, I tried to describe the issue, and even offered to sent a picture, but she wasnt interested. so many questions the actual locksmith had could have been answered but oh well..... Live and learn....
Look in the yellow pages and ride on over and talk to the locksmith in person.
 
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