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Making a key by the code number. 30 Nov 2010 18:07 #414874

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Here's how I make a key by the code number;
I'm a Locksmith, and have programs for tracing key code numbers.
I punch in the # and the manufacturer into the computer:



Then choose the right series:



The program tells me which blank to use, and how to set up the key machine.
I load the blank into the machine and press start.



Blank on the left, and a cut key on the right:

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Making a key by the code number. 30 Nov 2010 19:20 #414891

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Cool! :)
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Making a key by the code number. 30 Nov 2010 19:32 #414893

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That's cool! But! The keys look so bland. Is there anyone who makes blanks in the design of the original z1 key?
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Making a key by the code number. 30 Nov 2010 19:33 #414894

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That Ilco key is what I'm using: KA14 X103.

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Making a key by the code number. 01 Dec 2010 18:11 #414984

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Is there anyone who makes blanks in the design of the original z1 key?


Our suppliers don't have them.
You may still be able to get them through Kawasaki, or find some on ebay.
I bought one on ebay thats got a black plastic head with the K logo.
Just make sure the milling in the key is on the proper side, as some are on the right as the ones above, and some are reverse and milled on the left.
Also later model Kawi keys could be thicker in the center area, and not fit/slide into the older locks.
Around 1979 the keys got longer with 6 cuts in them where before that the keys only had 4 cuts.
A longer key can be cut shorter, but a shorter key cannot be made longer no matter how long you rub it. ;)
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Making a key by the code number. 02 Dec 2010 05:08 #415023

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I have a key machine as well but it's not a code machine like yours. I can only copy an existing key.

Actually rstnick turned himself in for advertising but I see his thread as more educational than self promoting. For one thing the technology he's describing is available at most every locksmith shop.

One thing I missed: If you don't have a key. Where do you find the number? Is it on the ignition switch somewhere?

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Making a key by the code number. 02 Dec 2010 06:52 #415030

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The code is on the ignition switch on my 81 KZ650. Its supposed to be on the seat lock as well, but I've never looked. I've never seen mention of the code on the helmet lock, so I'm not sure if it would have one or not.

Edit: I checked a nos ignition & lock set: all 3 have the code stamped into them.

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Making a key by the code number. 02 Dec 2010 19:06 #415098

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JMKZHI wrote:

The code is on the ignition switch on my 81 KZ650. Its supposed to be on the seat lock as well, but I've never looked. I've never seen mention of the code on the helmet lock, so I'm not sure if it would have one or not.

Edit: I checked a nos ignition & lock set: all 3 have the code stamped into them.


Thanks Guy and to rstnick as well for this very informative thread.

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Making a key by the code number. 02 Dec 2010 20:29 #415112

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Might try these folks for some blanks.

www.motorcyclekeys.com/blanks.html
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Making a key by the code number. 03 Dec 2010 17:51 #415219

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The key code # will be located in different spots throughout the years.
On my '78 it was right beside the keyhole on the ignition, as it is on most early, Zs/KZs.
In '79 it was beside the seat lock's keyhole.
On others it may be on the side or back of either lock.
It will be in one of the series listed below.
Any other number is probably just a cast in part # or something.

Kawasaki Key codes:

170-174
175-195
176K-250K
251K-325K
3101-3150
3201-3250
326K-400K
401-470
701-720
706-710
751-795
8001-9000
801-845
901-925
A00-A99
B8001-B9000
E8001-E9000
G1-G35
KZ5001-KZ6000
N1-N35
RVS101-RVS499
Z5001-Z6000
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Making a key by the code number. 04 Dec 2010 05:46 #415260

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Thanks for my Suzuki key Rick it works like a charm.
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Making a key by the code number. 04 Dec 2010 13:25 #415316

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Your welcome Kawickrice.
Oh, and it's Rob by the way.
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Making a key by the code number. 04 Dec 2010 17:01 #415346

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This is a great thread and lost keys are an on going problem. I don't know about everyone else, but I think this thread should be stickied. Since I've got the little button that allows me to make this a sticky, I'm going to go ahead and do just that. :)

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Making a key by the code number. 20 Mar 2011 13:55 #439170

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I'm looking for a key for a 1980 KZ750 twin. I found the number on the ignition and it matches the seat lock. I bought a key with the same number, but its labeled GPz, it fits the lock (correct blank), but doesn't open the lock. I talked to a local locksmith who had the cutting code for 1984 and later for my key code. He thought they were probably the same, but I'm not so sure. Has anybody run into issues where the same code number has been used pre-1984 and post-1984, but the keys are different? Or can you help me find a 1980 version of key code Z5365.
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Making a key by the code number. 21 Mar 2011 23:55 #439600

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Well, I had a key cut at the locksmith from the number off of the ignition. I don't know if that helps at all but hey if a key is what you need then this is what you should do.
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Making a key by the code number. 01 Apr 2011 02:06 #441859

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This is great info. Thanks.
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Making a key by the code number. 01 Apr 2011 10:55 #441911

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If you have the earlier (4 cut) key, check with an older Kawi dealership. Ma Kaw offered pre-cut keys by the lock number back in the 70's, and if they haven't round-filled them some of the older dealerships still might have some. B)
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Making a key by the code number. 01 Apr 2011 17:20 #441982

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There are a few retailers out there with OEM pre-cut keys in stock. I paid 15 bucks for my cherry black plastic OEM key. Just match the code and you're set.

Do a Google search for Kawasaki pre-cut keys. I'll send out a few links at a later point when I'm not at work.
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Here you go: www.johnnysvintagemotorcycle.com/

Also, give eBay a shot too. Like I said, I just got a "brand new" OEM key. Black plastic with the Kawasaki shield on it and everything. Cherry. Very happy. The $15 was well spent in my book.
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gmannz1 wrote: I'm looking for a key for a 1980 KZ750 twin. I found the number on the ignition and it matches the seat lock. I bought a key with the same number, but its labeled GPz, it fits the lock (correct blank), but doesn't open the lock. I talked to a local locksmith who had the cutting code for 1984 and later for my key code. He thought they were probably the same, but I'm not so sure. Has anybody run into issues where the same code number has been used pre-1984 and post-1984, but the keys are different? Or can you help me find a 1980 version of key code Z5365.
Thanks


The Z**** series does have two sets of codes.
IIRC they're labeled Z****(Older) and Z****(Newer) in the program.
Not sure off hand what year the change over was.
Can you take a picture of your key and post it so I can read the bittings and determine if it matches the Old or New series?
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