2007 Ignition switch removal

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    Anyone have some input on removing the ignition switch on a 2007 VFR800? I need to have new keys cut.
     
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    Hi and welcome to the MadHouse:Welcome:

    When you get time please swing by the "introductions" forum and say Hi to the rest of the folks on here and let us know a bit about you and your VFR. You may also want to update your forum profile to include an approximate location - town/city is ample so that if you need help with a problem you may find someone on here lives nearby and is willing to swing by and help especially if you have a well stocked beer fridge:drink: .

    That is an unusual first post, suffice to say don't mess with the ignition barrel lock if you can avoid it. I think North American 6th Gens probably do not have an HISS immobiliser installed - so there is nothing special about the keys and any decent locksmith should be able to make extra copies of your existing key. If you have lost all the keys, then you will have to visit a Honda Motorcycles Dealer with your ownership paperwork and VIN papers and they should be able to get a replacement key in a few days. Unfortunately if you have a HISS equipped VFR and lost all the coded keys then you are in an expensive world of hurt.

    Let us know how you get on

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    Buddy of mine bought a 2016 Ducati at an auction in LA. They lost the keys in shipping it up here to Ontario. He spent $1600 getting that sorted out! New locks throughout and a new matching ECU if you can believe that. Progress is costly!
     
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    Exactly - Pretty much the same solution and cost applies if you ever happen to loose the keys on a Honda bike with HISS. Indeed the message is that if you ever get down to your last key - always get a new one programmed asap.

    The huge cost obviously makes stealing bikes with HISS far from attractive, and whilst it quickly made the professionals thieves ignore bikes with HISS, there are still plenty of clueless thieves out there, who only afterwards realise the bike they have just stolen is basically a paperweight without the coded keys. At which point they often resort to trying to flog off any unmarked parts on tBay and thankfully the police now have specialist teams scanning adverts to track down suspicious parts "sellers" and then arresting them. The downside is of course your bike will now be a wreck so good insurance is still important.
     
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    skimad4x4, unusual first post? I joined VFRworld in 2007 when I first got my Interceptor and found an abundance of useful information. But since I haven’t needed/used it for several years my membership had expired. So I guess I am a new member again. As far as my question, I think it’s pretty straight forward and have found other threads here that help. It’s a 2007 VFR800 so it doesn’t have HISS. The original keys were stolen out of one of my other vehicles and I’ve got some factory key blanks on the way. Thing is, it looks like it’s going to be a hassle to remove the ignition from the bike. Just trying to save myself the hassle and cost of transporting the entire bike to a locksmith who would also have to remove the ignition cylinder to cut new keys. I’ve talked with Honda dealerships about getting factory made keys based on my VIN all to no avail.
     
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    On my 5th gen non-HISS bike, the ignition was bolted to the underside of the upper triple using Torx bolts; these had threadlocker on them and needed some serious persuasion (impact driver) to move.
     
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