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Old 1 Aug 2007
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Same key as ignition for sadlebags

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Anyone knows how to have the same key as the ignition for the sadlebags?
I have a Dakar
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If you buy the bike new with panniers, it's a "one key fits all" system at BMW. But I'm not sure whether this is possible if buying the panniers at a later date.
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You can re-key BMW locks.
I've never done it myself but probably worth a look here - keying_bmw_locks Photo Gallery by Rod Neff at pbase.com
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A Locksmiths point of view

If the ignition key fits into the saddle bags but does not turn, it is possible for a Locksmith to rekey them to make the ignition key work.
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The link Hustler posted is the one you need. It's a pretty straight forward job to re-key the panniers to match the igntion key. You can get the spare 'blades' from any BMW delaer for just a few pennies each. I did it a while back and it's an easy job.
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have don it alredy severel times . just take out the lockcilinder,put in the key and with a file(proabebly wrong spelled) take of the copper thad comes out
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have don it alredy severel times . just take out the lockcilinder,put in the key and with a file(proabebly wrong spelled) take of the copper thad comes out
If you do it this way any key will work it!
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If you do it this way any key will work it!
Err no ... firstly it has to fit the 'gate' - be the right shape to entre the hole.

Secondly by filing with the original bits that already fit one key you make it fit teh second key .. others will probably work too .. but not all. By getting new bits that fit no key and fileing to suit one key you have only one key fit the lock .. Personally I'm not worried .. if the theif is determined they 'll rip the bags off the bike and leave with the panniers... or take the whole bike ......
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