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I had my bike delivered to a garage this past Fri while I was out of town. I finally went the garage today and the delivery person left the keys and my paperwork on top of the bike. 2 keys were included but I thought a third key (plastic) would also be included. I remember having 2 metal and 1 plastic key when I had my Ducati Scrambler but I don't remember the purpose for the plastic key.

Before I contact the dealer, can anyone confirm the number of keys we should get with the bike?
 

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u get 2 keys and a small plastic plate with your key number on it, incase you loose the key that key number kawasaki has in there system so they can send u a replacement, that plastic key u had before wasnt a real key it just had a number printed on it, the same thing as that tiny plastic that comes with the kawasaki keys
 

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u get 2 keys and a small plastic plate with your key number on it, incase you loose the key that key number kawasaki has in there system so they can send u a replacement, that plastic key u had before wasnt a real key it just had a number printed on it, the same thing as that tiny plastic that comes with the kawasaki keys

@emudshit Thanks! That's exactly what I wanted to know. Can you confirm the small plastic plate you are referring to is the plastic rectangular tag on the key chain? See pic below.

There's also alphanumeric code (5) printed on the plastic plate. Is this the code to get a replacement key?

I attached a pic of the keys on the chain.
 

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@emudshit Thanks! That's exactly what I wanted to know. Can you confirm the small plastic plate you are referring to is the plastic rectangular tag on the key chain? See pic below.

There's also alphanumeric code (5) printed on the plastic plate. Is this the code to get a replacement key?

I attached a pic of the keys on the chain.
Yes, That number is specific to your keys so keep it hidden in your manual or something, that number is for when you loose your keys and need a new set, u just tell Kawasaki those numbers and you are set to go :)
 

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Yes, That number is specific to your keys so keep it hidden in your manual or something, that number is for when you loose your keys and need a new set, u just tell Kawasaki those numbers and you are set to go :)

@emudshit Definitely will keep it in a safe place. Thanks again!
 

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Some high end bikes come with third plastic key. It's called the wallet key. I think is fully functional and it's supposed to be kept in the wallet or a hidden place and use it in case of loosing the key.

However, in these kind of bikes the key is usually 'programmed' in some way and paired with the ECU. I don't know how a plastic key could do that.
 

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I do some long trips away from home sometimes and I'm damned if I'm going to get stranded 1000 miles from home because I've lost my key.
Auch, I've been there.
Lost my key on a weekend trip, 500 miles away from home. A real pain.

I don't keep my spare hidden in the bike, but I bring it with me anytime I plan to ride away.
 

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Auch, I've been there.
Lost my key on a weekend trip, 500 miles away from home. A real pain.

I don't keep my spare hidden in the bike, but I bring it with me anytime I plan to ride away.
Luckily bike theft is pretty rare here so it doesn't bother me having the key on the bike. I've got one cable tied to the bottom of my car too.
 

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I ordered two replacement keys today from http://www.keys4urride.com/kawasaki-kaw34-p-275.html It looks like our bikes can use the KAW34 keyblank. This company will cut it to your code. I got two coming for $28.00 shipped. Not too bad. I called my dealer and it was one of those "we will get back to you" kinda deals. I will probably do like Kiwi and hide an oh crap emergency one and another in my wallet. I just don't want to drop it down a drain or something and get stuck out in the middle of nowhere. I will let you all know if these keys work ok. They do not have the plastic head which I think will make it hide a bit easier. I will let you all know how it goes.

Jesse
 

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Yes, That number is specific to your keys so keep it hidden in your manual or something, that number is for when you loose your keys and need a new set, u just tell Kawasaki those numbers and you are set to go :)

Waddabout taking a picture with your phone and keeping the photograph on your phone album? That way you really don't need the small plastic deal.

If the dealer questions true ownership, you could always place the plastic bit on your title when you shoot the pic.

Just a thought. Btw, I have not done this, but may be something to think about.:wink:
 

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Awhile back I took off my rear fairing that has the key lock for the rear compartment. When I reassembled it all, I managed to get the cable to the lock hung up where the key would do nothing at all. I had to force the rear seat/lid open and I of course slightly broke one of the tabs. The seat still locks on and is secure but I can pry it open if I need to. In my newly cut out compartment (thanks to TaiMC great mod!), I have a key hidden in there for times when I do things like temporarily lose my keys, because I know I will. :)

Actually, I just put the key in there for long trips and take it back out when I get home....forgot I live in Los Angeles there for a minute!
 

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Got my Keys today. Shipping was so fast that I had these before the dealer has even followed up on my OEM key request. $28 shipped and coded. They are nice and flat and fit easy in the wallet. Nice to have a spare set now. Keys4urride has many different MC key types. They did me good. Highly recommend.

Check them out.

Jesse
 

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