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    1993 R100GS Key Blank?

    I only received 1 folding key for 1993 R100GS, after spending one hour and 3 failed attempts at make a duplicate Key, where do you get Key Blanks other than a BMW Dealer?

    I want 2 straight keys and 1 folding key blanks.
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    I bought folding key blanks off Fleabay. Found a mom and pop hardware store who had a very old manual
    key cutting machine. The gentleman there cut new keys off my original key in about 3 minutes per key.
    Didn't even charge me for it. I think the key; no pun intended, is to find an old manual machine. I had an
    Ace Hardware try to use their more modern automatic key machine and it could not cut the steel blank.
    YRMV. Good luck.

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    I got my blanks from Max's...they have both straight and folding, and a local locksmith cut them for $2 (3 keys)
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    Another source is Eric at www.MotoKeys.com. He has blanks and will cut keys by code.
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    Try this?

    Make sure you rotate the cap before you insert the key. No problems at all with a standard machine at True Value.

    OK...OK...after mine was made I went in to complain that it does not work. After I talked to the guy who made it, I stared at my flat key and the button key for a second. It became clear the head needs to be pivoted before you insert it into the ignition.

    Try it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by helmut_head View Post
    Make sure you rotate the cap before you insert the key. No problems at all with a standard machine at True Value.

    OK...OK...after mine was made I went in to complain that it does not work. After I talked to the guy who made it, I stared at my flat key and the button key for a second. It became clear the head needs to be pivoted before you insert it into the ignition.

    Try it.
    I went to very well known locksmith and he could not cut a key to open any lock on my bike, he tried 3 different blanks.

    The folding key I have for the bike woks fine. I want a few spares.
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    I just used the local key kiosk and they were able to give me a generic straight key and they cut a folding key blank I brought in. And, they used the only key I had, a folding key. Just keep trying to find someone who can cut the key properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 88bmwjeff View Post
    I just used the local key kiosk and they were able to give me a generic straight key and they cut a folding key blank I brought in. And, they used the only key I had, a folding key. Just keep trying to find someone who can cut the key properly.
    None of the 4 locksmiths had a key blank the would fit the profile of the BMW key.

    I will have to get one on-line & have it cut.
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