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  1. Ron Ashurst

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  2. Big Sandy

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    I asked in a key cutting shop for a blank once, as I had the lock, and wanted to make my own key. They would only sell me one if I could let them copy an existing key!

    However, I give you a pound for the key on the right, and an address to post the pound to... :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Ron Ashurst

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    Watch out they are after Scarlet.
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  5. Ron Ashurst

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    Naw, I figured he was was just drunk or daft. He's a Scot after all. You have to make allowances. ;)
     
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  6. Big Sandy

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    Stone cold sober :)

    Just daft :p

    Out of interest, if you got the right blanks, how were you going to get the keys cut? Would a shop cut them for you if they weren't supplying the blank themselves?

    Are all Triumph keys the same shank profile? I could take mine into the local shop and ask if they have any if they are. See if I can talk them into selling one to me and I'll post it out.
     
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  7. Ron Ashurst

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    I presume not. At least between the new and older bikes. And nobody around me has the damned blank.
    I have a hardware store that has an older machine that will cut it. But I already enlisted @Dozers Dad help and he is getting a blank for me. I can get a newer blank on ebay. But all the older ones are iffy.
    Thank You for the offer though.
     
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  8. Big Sandy

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    No worries, always happy to help if I can.

    That's cool. :)

    Mine's mid 90's if its an older key you need. I'll compare profiles later, just in case.
     
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    I bought my blank off eBay and it’s a genuine Triumph one, was still in the Triumph bag. I just took it to my local Timpsons and they cut it without a problem :grinning:
    I know that’s not much help to Ron as I doubt they have Timpsons over there but you get the idea, the older blanks are easy to copy.
     
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  10. Ron Ashurst

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    I can go into almost any store and get a key cut for a hardley and probably a Honda. I went to the big hardware store and asked if they cut motorcycle keys and he said sure. What kind. I said a 96 Triumph and he got a blank look on his face and said I doubt if I have that. He didn't even have the number for the blank. But he had hardleys. :mad:

    I was ready to go buy gas cans and some matches.
     
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    Here's a spare I got cut for mine.

    Manufacturer is Silca, of Italy, and the blank code is KW8R

    Does that help?
     
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  13. Dozers Dad

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    #13 Dozers Dad, Jul 1, 2019
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    Possibly because the 90's Sprints, Tridents, Speed Triples etc. Allegedly share a lot of DNA with a Kawasaki?
    Rumour has it that an example of the notoriously bomb proof GPZ900R was dismantled at the Triumph factory & several key (pun intended) elements were copied.

    Edit... It might be worth you trying your local key cutting place for a Kawasaki blank @Ron Ashurst?
     
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  14. Ron Ashurst

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    Thank You Sandy. That kind of makes sense with how much this era of Triumph was based on a Kawasaki. I will look for that key
     
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    The rumour aout the GPZ900 are, fundamentally, true. In around 1991 I read an article in a "mainstream" newspaper (Times, Torygraph or something similar) detailing the rebirth of the Triumph brand; the genesis of the Hinckley project and the impending release of the new modular range of DOHC triples and fours. The article had a photograph of a couple of Triumph engineers standing beside a pre-production Trident.

    As I recall, the article was frank about where Triumph saw its future model range and even more frank about the range's progenitor! It stated that the GPZ had, effectively, been "reverse engineered" at the Hinckley factory simply to see where the basic design package could be improved and all of the noted improvements were incorporated into the new bike. This was also confirmed when I went on one of the early factory tours in 1992 - in those days they were organised by the dealers. We were greeted (in the boardroom) by Bruno Tagliaferri; allowed a Q&A session with him, and then lead around almost all of the factory - though they declined to actually name the bike or brand and merely stated that the "best in class" motorcycle was used as a standard on which Triumph had built and improved every aspect of the new machine. It could be argued that the tubular spine frame wasn't really an improvement on the GPZ's but, in terms of manufacturing cost effectiveness, it was seen as an acceptable 'compromise' that didn't compromise overall finished quality.
     
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  16. Dozers Dad

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    Cheers for the confirmation Adie.
    I've been perpetuating that "rumour" for decades.
    It's good to know that it genuinely has some fact to it :)
     
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  17. Big Sandy

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    The 900r was one of my favourite bikes. Sigh. I remember going through Glasgow years ago with a set of somewhat loud cans on... Set off every car alarm I passed for miles! "This is your 2am alarm call..." lol.

    Interesting reading, the post by @Adie P Thanks for that :)
     
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    #18 Dozers Dad, Jul 1, 2019
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    Another GPZ900R factoid...

    I bought one brand new (well nearly?) In 1995.
    Apparently, it's the only bike to ever be reintroduced due to customer demand? It was deleted from Kawasakis range several years prior. About the same time Honda introduced the Fireblade & Yamaha had the YZF1000 Exup.
    Obviously, it couldn't compete with either of those in the handling dept but it was still quick & a feck site more comfy than a Blade or Exup as a long distance machine.

    I found out about it's reintroduction about 3 weeks too late & every dealer I contacted had sold out of the colour I wanted (black & gold)
    About 6 weeks later my local dealer called to say a buyer had brought one back into them barely used.
    I was down there in a flash with cash in hand! :)
    I probably spent the saving on the new price on beer? I was young & foolish. Now I'm just foolish :)

    Edit... it looked like this :yum
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  19. sprintdave

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    Very nice. A real power bike
     
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  20. Big Sandy

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    Mate of mine bought one, whilst he was banned. He spent an entire year doing it up, full team green paint job, decals, the lot. Fully tuned the engine etc..

    Came to work on it first day his ban was lifted, (we were on permanent nights at the time) and bummed on about how fast he'd already gone with it... So of course all the lads ripped the pish out of him. 6am and he pulls a massive wheelie out of the car park, races off... Got about 5 miles before he'd wrapped it round a lamppost and impaled himself on some steel railings. Epic scar, right up his middle except for where it went round his bellybutton. Bike was totalled.

    They were a lovely bike though. Polite when asked, but could be very bad mannered :D. I remember one day in Matlock Bath, there was two guys trying each others bikes out. One had a 900r and the other a V-max. Neither liked the other... The comments were very funny!
     
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