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So i just brought a 97 500R home from a junk yard with no key. I was able to get the ignition by dissasembling the column and the bike started right up but there was basicly no fuel in the tank. How do i go around that? Is there a trick with removing a fuel lid? Please don't bother me with "stolen bike" comments, it's getting old.
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You can drill it out then turn the lock with a screw driver. Or take the whole tank to a locksmith and he can make you a key. Or you already have the Ignition lock off , take that. the same key fits both.

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Or just unscrew the fuel cap piece from the tank with an allen wrench.
 

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eXce!!eNt said:
Or just unscrew the fuel cap piece from the tank with an allen wrench.
That won't work. There is a + screw inside that you can't get to unless you have it open.
 

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Spray some freon in there and tap it with a chisel, but thats probably a bit more detrimental to the cap. You can buy automotive lock pics online. They're not that hard to use.
 

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Screwing out the hex bolts will not work, there is 1 inner screw.
Does anyone know how much a locksmith will charge for such service??
THANKS FOR ALL RESPONSES!!!
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I know when I had a similar situation with a car bought at auction that it cost me $280 to get a locksmith to come out and make me a set of keys. May be cheaper as you already have the ignition apart and can take it to them.
 

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I'll pull the top tripple tree with the lock out tomorrow and see what prices i get. What really sucks is that i parted two 500R's and both had keys but i sold them with the lock sets....
 

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You can remove the ignition switch from the tree. The bolts are the type that the heads snap off when they were tightened, to prevent easy theft. But they were not especially tight for the same reason. A center punch applied off center in the un screw direction (lefty loosey) will loosen the very easy. Then hand tight from there. Replace with new headed bolts.

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If you bring one of your lock cylinders to a locksmith (helmet lock or seat lock will work) he can make a key to fit the lock cylinder. I think it cost about $40 last time I did it for 2 keys.
 

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I would imagine that assuming the lock cylinders are all original, you could just use the VIN number, go to the dealer and get a key made based on that. no reason that wouldnt work.
 

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or you could find someone here who is parting out their bike, buy the complete lock set (gas cap, ignition, and seat), drill out the gas tanks key cylinder and replace all the locks, proably get it for next to nothing for the whole set.
 

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Careful drilling that gas cap.Sparks plus fumes=boom.
 

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Turns out i have a friend who is a locksmith, got my self a set of keys made today for a case of beer.
Thanks for the help guys!
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Quite some time, bike has a JUNK title so it means it can't be retitled. It was a state police impound.
Now, i part bikes for profit sometimes and i have a spare 2001 500R frame laying around that has a salvage title.
So, i'll transfter the entire bike on that frame and will take it to DMV to get it road legal. Since i have paperwork for the bike with a junk title i should have no problem registering it on a 2001 frame and getting it through inspection.
Here's a pic of the bike in question
 
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