Stranded in Norway - Lost my Key!
Help with advice please! I'm touring on a 2013 R1200GS built to US specs and delivered in Germany. I'm in Sandnes, Norway and somehow I've lost my key and don't have a spare. Very special - as in really, really feeling stupid and airheaded. Either I spectacularly left the key in the bike and someone took it, or I've managed to truly "lose it"... and have torn the hotel room and my kit apart numerous times. Retraced all steps ala "Hangover" and no joy as well. Of course I'd just whip out my spare if I'd been wise enough to get that sorted beforehand, but no, I honestly didn't bring them...
And, because it's Sunday nothing is open and roadside assistance numbers in U.S. and Norway don't have people "in the know". They are contractors working to get me off the road should that be needed. Nope, bike's securely parked in the hotel parking with a fat chain on it.
Luckily, I'm within 30 minutes of a local BMW dealer, who opens at 9am Monday. I've called their number and e-mailed without success, but that's expected.
My question for those who've experienced or know:
Can the dealer cut a key with the VIN only, accompanied by my registration and ID? Or, will they be required to haul the bike into the shop to get it onto a computer to program the ECU and immobilizer to the new key? Any and all advice in advance appreciated.
Stranded in Sandnes...