Do the keys for the 2007 K1200LT have a chip in them, or is all that rubber just to keep you from placing it on a key ring? Need to have a spare made, don't want to get it through a dealer, if that is possible.
I have a 06LT and I just went to my local locksmith and he made me one up from a BMW car, the end is quite large but I figure its more to grab onto so it dont make the trip between the plastic like it did to me twice before with the smaller one. I still I need to clean out the twigs I used that broke off trying to get it out
Brian, from another post a few months ago. I put one of these keys with the magnetic(?) alarm disabler in an inside pocket of each of my riding jackets.
Previous post: Ghaison, good news. You don't have to buy a BMW replacement key to have a spare. Go to your independent locksmith who will have an ILCO blank number X59 BMW2. Works great costs $3.00. The best news is that it is a flat key with no plastic crap on it so it's easy to carry/hide.
They also had blanks for my Hannigan sidecar. Same price.
I got my bike used & it had 2 of the hard plastic topped keys & 8 - yes 8 - flat cut spare keys. I thought that was an awful lot of spare keys. Then about a week later I had an envelope from the dealer in the mail. 6 more keys. For some reason the previous owner thought 14 was the appropriate number of spare keys to have on hand
Just thought that was amusing.
I wondered too why the OEM keys had that plastic top with no hole. Thought it would make a lot of sense to be able to attach the key to the alarm fob. But avoiding a keychain with other keys makes perfect sense (1) so it doesn't get jammed up in the handlebars & (2) so it doesn't scratch the heck out of the bike.
What would be nice would be if they made the fob with a cut out to insert the key so they could be one piece. Could come apart like a Mercedes-Benz key does.
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