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So the daughter lost the key to the 07 fly 50. I'm going to give it a day or two to show up but if it doesn't is there a way of having a key made without paying a locksmith to take the thing apart? I have the manuals for the bike and in the front cover written in blue ink someone wrote "key: XXXX", x's standing for 4 digits. Can they make a key from this? Otherwise I can dig my fingers under the edge of the seat and unlatch it so I could take the cylinder out and take it to a smith. Not sure if the fly is a chipped key thou.
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I don't think the 50s had the immobilized system.

I have done this in the past. Take out the cylinder as you describe. Disassemble the cylinder and remove all the little brass tumblers and springs, be sure to get them all! Reassemble the cylinder without the guts. This leaves you with a lock that can be turned with anything you can stick in it, any key, screwdriver, fingernail, anything. But if you don't tell anybody, and still use a reasonable looking key, nobody knows. So it is still a lock!
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That code is the cutting code. If you have the proper blank, any locksmith should be able to make you a key that will work.
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locksmith confirmed they can make a key from the code, however don't have any of the correct key blanks, just ordered two from sip. They are a bit pricey. Sip didn't think they could cut a key from the code and suggested I buy a whole ignition. I hope this isn't the case.
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318ti wrote:
locksmith confirmed they can make a key from the code, however don't have any of the correct key blanks, just ordered two from sip. They are a bit pricey. Sip didn't think they could cut a key from the code and suggested I buy a whole ignition. I hope this isn't the case.
The key without a chip (and that's what you need) shouldn't be that expensive. Sounds like they are trying to sell you a few hundred dollars worth of ignition parts you don't need.

Here is a low cost blank:

http://www.scooterwest.com/items/?_pageCCS=t#page=/item_details/Vespa-Piaggio-Key-Blank-ET2-LX50-S-Fly-Typhoon-LT/10237
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I think the piaggio ones are $11 something a piece. Even $5 for a blank is a little pricy.
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