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I never use the lockable storage compartment on the R/H side of the upper inside faring. Now that I need to remove it for maintenance I can't find the key to unlock the cover. Any suggestions on how I can get it open with the least amount of damage?

BTW, my ignition key is different then all the locks, tried that too.

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maybe a number on lock, or locksmith is the storage same as trunk and side bags
 

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hi brad if you push the lid hard enough to the front it may pop up as it can snap shut without the key dont try to force it with a screwdriver
 

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On my 1500, the key is the same as the ignition.. are you sure that it is different.. maybe just a little shot of wd40 and some coaxing, it will work..
 

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Does this mean that you don't have a key for anything except the ignition? If you can get the cover open without destroying the cover or if you can get the trunk lock or gas cap lockout, there is a code number on it. If you take that to any competent locksmith they can make you a key.
 

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sandiegobrass wrote:
On my 1500, the key is the same as the ignition.. are you sure that it is different.. maybe just a little shot of wd40 and some coaxing, it will work..
As the bikes get older and more parts get replaced, more and more key locks get changed. All the locks on my bike are the same except for the one on the radio control panel, which I have no key for. Someone changed it out somewhere along the way.
 

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GSMacLean wrote:
sandiegobrass wrote:
On my 1500, the key is the same as the ignition.. are you sure that it is different.. maybe just a little shot of wd40 and some coaxing, it will work..
As the bikes get older and more parts get replaced, more and more key locks get changed. All the locks on my bike are the same except for the one on the radio control panel, which I have no key for. Someone changed it out somewhere along the way.
GS.. He has a 1500SE (as I do), so I was assuming it was not that old, but may be a bad assumption... but hijacking the thread a little.. as to your lock... I think that that particular radio lock was different from the get-go... I know on both of my 1100 goldwings (including the one I still have) it was/is a separte key from day one...
 

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sandiegobrass wrote:
I know on both of my 1100 goldwings (including the one I still have) it was/is a separte key from day one...

My'82 Aspy uses the same key for all locks, ignition, radio lock, etc.....



Not to brag or anything :D
 

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Is there a visible rivet anywhere? If you could drill that out, you might be able to get in? Also, youtube has some great footage of how to pick a lock, it's not hard. Just a suggestion!
 

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We have a resident Keys and locks Guru... Koxx 4. Details are in the Reference forum. If you shoot Ian a PM he will almost certainly be able to give you advice.
 

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maplewingnut wrote:
sandiegobrass wrote:
I know on both of my 1100 goldwings (including the one I still have) it was/is a separte key from day one...
My'82 Aspy uses the same key for all locks, ignition, radio lock, etc.....
Not to brag or anything :D
I was thinking about that.. Aspencade was a factory radio install.. and the Interstate was a dealer install... Both of mine were Interstates.. so I think that is why.. at least that was my conclusion.. SDB/Jim
 

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This is a simple plunger type lock and is the same type as on the fuel door on a 1500.

As a locksmith I would pickthis open, however the easy way for you toget it open will be to use a wide flat blade such as a wallpaper scraper to push the cover forward not upthis will open the cover with no damage, when you have the cover off you will find the key number for this lock stamped on the back of the lock you can then get a key cut to this number.
 

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Well the old puddy knife trick worked. Thak's to out lock expert in the UK. Is the number that is stamped on the housing of the lock assy. the key code. How do I go about getting a key for that lock?
Thanks all!
 

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Any chance that you can pull the turn signal on that side and reach in to release the plunger?
 

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The key number will be the last 3 digits stamped on the lock, the number will start with an A,B,C or D the last 2 digits will be between 00 and 99 . For example B34.
Any good locksmith should be able to cut this key to number, but phone around first to check.
 

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highcountry wrote:
Any chance that you can pull the turn signal on that side and reach in to release the plunger?
No that can't be done the pocket is a sealed unit.
 

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I looked at the lock housing after removing it. She's a sealed unit and it looks like the chrome "face" if you will, is crimped on. Do you think Mother Honda can get me a key using the number 1JGA79 off housing?
 
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