New Key cut for Vespa in SF
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ET4 and LX150
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Thu Sep 21, 2006 4:47 pm quote
Anyone know where I can get a new CUT for my ET4 in San Francisco. I have the blank dummy key, but I need a store to cut the dummy key from the brown program key.

I tried Home Depot and Cole's hardware but neither could do it.

I can't imagine that it takes a special tool? Anyone know who can do this around here?

Thanks
Molto Verboso
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Thu Sep 21, 2006 4:49 pm quote
A locksmith shop can do it.
Hooked
1953 Vespa ACMA 125 / 2007 Burgman 650
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Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:06 pm quote
I second that

Go to a locksmith.

Do not go to anyone else to cut a 30.00 key.
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Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:10 pm quote
Thanks. I will find a locksmith.

I thought a hardware store could do it since I read a post about getting it done at Home depot on here. But I guess that is not truely the case.
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1953 Vespa ACMA 125 / 2007 Burgman 650
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Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:16 pm quote
It is possible to get a key cut at most anyplace that makes keys.

But why risk it.
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Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:20 pm quote
Whiteknuckler wrote:
It is possible to get a key cut at most anyplace that makes keys.

But why risk it.
Ya you are right. I was just surpised at Home Depot. The guy couldn't figure out how to fit it in his machine. That is when I said "no thanks I will look elsewhere" after he tried to shimmy it into a template for the machine that didn't quite fit.
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Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:22 pm quote
AirTahoe wrote:
Ya you are right. I was just surpised at Home Depot. The guy couldn't figure out how to fit it in his machine. That is when I said "no thanks I will look elsewhere" after he tried to shimmy it into a template for the machine that didn't quite fit.
Do you have a copy of the blue key, in addition to the brown one? The brown one is kind of large and hard to work with. Plus, if you lose it, you're toast, and even leaving the house with it is a bit risky, considering the consequences.
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Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:26 pm quote
Ya I brought in my other blue key and the brown one. But gave the guy the blue one. I figured it would be easier to copy because it looked more like a normal key.

After locking my key out of my VW last week (man that was a big deal wtih a new car) I figured I would spend the $40 and get a backup key for the Vespa.
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Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:56 pm quote
there's a woman on church street near 29th. She's great; has a bunch of old little vespa and lambretta toys, posters,and calendars in the shop and some stuff in the window. you could try her.
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Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:59 pm quote
vespa key
I was told the Vespa key has a chip in the handle part that disables the alarm. The car is the same way. Locksmith might be able to dupe the key, but you need to get it made at the Vespa dealer to get the chip.
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Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:14 pm quote
Re: vespa key
GTSBERG wrote:
I was told the Vespa key has a chip in the handle part that disables the alarm. The car is the same way. Locksmith might be able to dupe the key, but you need to get it made at the Vespa dealer to get the chip.
It just takes a stock Vespa Dummy key that you can buy online or at the dealer for $30. It has the chip inside but is not programmed or cut.

I found a locksmith that wanted $10 and couldn't gurantee me the cut would work. So I found another for only $2 (but I gave him $5). Worked great. And the programming took 1 min. flat.

Brown key in, turn on under 3 sec., take out, put in blue key turn on under 3 sec., take out, put brown key back in, turn on under 3 sec. Test all keys. Now they are all programmed and working. Sweet. Thanks for the help on here.
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Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:19 pm quote
The key itself is a Vespa only key(with the chip) and I believe only available at a Vespa/Piagio dealer

Locksmiths do not carry this key.

They are only there to cut it.

Hope this helps
Molto Verboso
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Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:39 pm quote
We went to a locksmith that cut it for free because he said he could not guarantee the cut. Then we bought a bunch of accessories for his time.
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