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Offline LoneWolf

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Ignition Key
« on: April 12, 2015, 04:35:03 am »
I recently purchased a 2014 Trophy SE. I would like to have a thinner key than the stock one to fit in my wallet. Is there anything special about the Trophy SE ignition key? I would like to have a new key cut at local locksmith.
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Re: Ignition Key
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2015, 05:23:04 am »
I thought it might have a chip in it, but I may be wrong.
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Re: Ignition Key
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2015, 05:28:31 am »
I believe you will find the keys have a "chip" ie a transponder which means you won't be able to use a non Triumph skinny blank   Even if the skinny blank is cut correctly at best it will only unlock the bike and perhaps turn on the ignition.  But the immobilizer on the bike will not let it start.  I guess theoretically if you place a working key (ie original Triumph key) next to the skinny key in the ignition the bike would start. But that kind of defeats your intended purpose
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Re: Ignition Key
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2015, 05:32:09 am »
The key definitely has a chip. When my ECU was replaced I did not have the spare key on me to get it registered with the ECU. The security system works as no way could I start it.

A normal spare key might be handy for accessing the luggage and under the seat.

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Re: Ignition Key
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2015, 06:22:49 am »
*Originally Posted by LoneWolf [+]
I recently purchased a 2014 Trophy SE. I would like to have a thinner key than the stock one to fit in my wallet. Is there anything special about the Trophy SE ignition key? I would like to have a new key cut at local locksmith.
Here is what you can do. Get a spare real ignition key from the dealer and lock it inside your bike with the tools (or anywhere else that requires a key). Then have a  CHEAP key that has no IC. Copy any of the real keys at a place that makes keys and explain that you do NOT care about the chip inside. That chip is for the IGNITION only. All other locks on the TTSE can use the cheap key.

Perhaps the most handy way to carry an ignition key is using one of those thingies that go around your neck that is normally used to hold a card and put your real ignition key there for short lunch stops and such.

This way, you will have an ignition key handy at all times, and even if you lose it somehow, you can have the cheap key in your wallet and get the real key out of your bike.

Anyway, that is what I do and I would say it works very well for me. I never put the ignition key in my pocket when I stop. I put it around my neck.

It is very easy to find the neck card holders here in the Reno area, as they are often used with casino cards and are free.

But you can also buy  a cheap neck keychain holder.

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Re: Ignition Key
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2015, 12:22:21 pm »
I got a spare key cut (I think it was a Volvo) that I use for panniers and top box.  Quite useful to be able to give the pillion a spare key for in the hotel etc.

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Re: Ignition Key
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2015, 12:46:03 pm »
Thanks to everyone for the responses. I thought I read somewhere there was a chip in the key but could not find that when I started looking yesterday. I guess I will have to hide one on my person and or on the bike. I have for years carried an aftermarket thinner key in my wallet and wanted to do same if possible. Thanks for the ideas I will make use of them.
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Re: Ignition Key
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2015, 01:04:54 pm »
From the Owners Handbook :

A transponder is fitted within the key to turn off the engine immobiliser.


 



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