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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
In 2008, the Preloved Maltese TA, that became mine, arrived in my life with just the one ignition key (attached to a Torquay fob) that the dealer placed in my sweaty hand.
Cue nimble-namble music and fast forward to the month of May 2010 ... I'm intending lending that same TA to a Young Doctor (on leave from tending to you Scots) to accompany his Dad upon an exploratory Sicilian jaunt.
The Dad is predictably paranoid about dizzy Dr.Son losing that one and only TA key somewhere in wild, remote, bandit country Sicily.
So, my query, oh wise XRV forum pundits, what's the complicated deal with getting a spare (2001) 650 TA key cut ?
Yours appreciatively
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Meanwhile, I'm gonna check out on-line Radio 7 for a while whilst you formulate your response.
 

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Bu a key from Honda, get it cut, take the bike to a Honda dealer to get the new key programmed, prob cost around £50 - £60 all in or get the dealer to do the lot but may charge more.

If the one & only key gets lost or fails you will need a new CDI new keys & programming plus maybe new locks.

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As long as you do not already have 4 keys registered to the HISS you should be OK.
Otherwise it is a new lock and CDI programmed.
 

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Yikes !

Duplication in progress.
 

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It's not as bad as it sounds!

Basically, you turn the ignition on with a key that the HISS recognises, then you apply 12v to a certain point on the bike which puts it into 'new key' mode, whereby it forgets all previously registered keys and you have to show it the keys you want to register and it'll remember them. You can have up to 4 keys at any one time, the number of different keys you can have over the life of the bike is much higher.
 

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Discussion Starter #6 (Edited)
Newquay

Young Doctor (still on leave from tending to you Scots) and his Maltese Dad have, during this past week, taken my 2001 TA to a Honda key cutter, thence to a Specialist Motorcycle Mechanic that specializes in TA fettling.
Specialist Motorcycle Mechanic did the magic, and the new, spare, TA key became fully functional.
So.
All is now very well, with a sensible supply of TA spare keys available for their Sicilian jaunt.
Thanks again to XRV forum members for the key advice !

Young Doctor and his Maltese Dad paid the new key fees, and refuse to tell me what the total was.
 

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Good news,

As long as it is not a Snake in the Grass.


HISSSS
 

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Costa HISS key in the Middle-sea

Whined and weedled until Young Doctor and his Maltese Dad admitted they paid "about half" of what Mr. P.Ugly-Shandy-Drinker suggested would be charged in the Uk for a spare HISS key.
 
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