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Old 04-20-2009, 09:18 AM   #1
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I have a 2001 Volusia Intruder and I lost the key I need to guidance on how to get the ignition apart. I've removed the cover and there are two screws that appear to be filled with something. I was told I need the 4 digit code on the inside of the ignition to get a new key made. Dealer told me having the VIN#/Title isn't sufficient.

Is the dealer pulling me leg? and...Would appreciate some information if you know what the screws are filled with, how to remove it or other suggestions on getting the screws out. Looking for options other than a locksmith to the tune or $100-$200.

TYVM in advance.
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:45 AM   #2
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I have a 2001 Volusia Intruder and I lost the key I need to guidance on how to get the ignition apart. I've removed the cover and there are two screws that appear to be filled with something. I was told I need the 4 digit code on the inside of the ignition to get a new key made. Dealer told me having the VIN#/Title isn't sufficient.

Is the dealer pulling me leg? and...Would appreciate some information if you know what the screws are filled with, how to remove it or other suggestions on getting the screws out. Looking for options other than a locksmith to the tune or $100-$200.

TYVM in advance.

WTF is TYVM?!
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:59 AM   #3
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Wire on a toggle switch. Cheap, effective, and impossible to lose.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:46 AM   #4
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WTF is TYVM?!

It means "You Look Like a Monkeys Ass".....

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Old 04-20-2009, 12:03 PM   #5
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And, why isn't it TVYMiA?


But, in the interest of helpfulness; I'd say you are up the creek. The screws you describe sound like 'tamper-proof' screws, which are not designed to come out easily. Just so no one makes a habit of pulling keyswitches.

If you did not get or do not have the code on the keyring that may have come with the bike, you have only the two choices you've described.

Or, go to a big Zook dealership and borrow all their keys. See if one fits.

Someone is sure to be along shortly with the famous 'salt-water' treatment.
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They're tamper-proof. What looks like "filler" is probably metal, where once the screw is inserted they snap the head off it. Typical.

The code is possibly printed, etched, or stamped on the backside of the switch itself, not actually "inside" of it. If you take it apart, you will likely never get it back-together. If there is a helmet-lock, you might look there for the key-code.
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:04 PM   #7
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I have a 2001 Volusia Intruder and I lost the key I need to guidance on how to get the ignition apart. I've removed the cover and there are two screws that appear to be filled with something. I was told I need the 4 digit code on the inside of the ignition to get a new key made. Dealer told me having the VIN#/Title isn't sufficient.

Is the dealer pulling me leg? and...Would appreciate some information if you know what the screws are filled with, how to remove it or other suggestions on getting the screws out. Looking for options other than a locksmith to the tune or $100-$200.

TYVM in advance.

The vin and title do not have any of this information. There are two choices you have to getting the code. Track down the original shop that sold the bike and see if they still have the pre-delivery inspection sheet this will have the code on it. The other way is to get a locksmith to cut you a key.
To my knowledge they stopped putting codes on the ignitions all long time ago. If your determined, the screws will either be security torques which look like a star with a circle in the middle. Easily obtained at Sears. If their isnt any star or hole, then you'll have to drill them out. Id call a locksmith and be done! They have alot of locktight on the screw so they will not be easy to extract, Good luck!
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Screw all that crap. Wire on a toggle.
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Screw all that crap. Wire on a toggle.
Yes this would be the easiest way. Plus your the only one who knows where its located, for theft reasons.
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:12 AM   #10
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+1 on the locksmith. Find an old, gnome like dude in the middle of the city with an old, dusty shop. He'll have a key for you in 10 minutes.
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