As always, our friends at Sonic Cycle Salvage, right here in London, Ontario, gave us an interesting one - A Ducati Monster 620 Dark - all keys lost.
Now, unlike most motorcycle key makes, this one is a little more complicated.
These higher end bikes are equipped with an immobilizer system that prevents would-be thieves from forcing the ignition over and riding off into the unknown.
Because of this anti-theft system, losing your keys to your motorcycle can be a costly accident - authorized dealers will quote you for the replacement of all locks and the immobilizer system itself. This usually ends up in the 2,000 dollar range.
We had to remove the cluster and read data off of a tiny chip on the PCB and write the data to a transponder. After the hard work was done, we decoded the locks on the bike and made a working key, loaded the transponder into the key and the motorcycle fired right up.
If you have a Ducati, Aprilia, KTM or another high end motorcycle with keys that require programming, give us a call for a quote on a duplicate key today - remember, a spare key is ALWAYS cheaper than a lost one!