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Old 9 Mar 2009
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Hello all, thanks for all your replies. I tried BMW dealership, apparently they don't make keys for r100's anymore so the only thing they could suggest is to change all locks - costly! I called a couple of localish locksmiths but they were not interested. I'm not doubting that it can be done this way but as I live in the middle of nowhere, many many miles from civilisation, and I'm working 7 days a week for the next month to save my pennies for the big bike trip I've decided to go with the moto guzzi service. I called them and they were very helpful, for £35 I think it a good deal. I've sent the barrel off, I'll post back here to say how I get on. Tedmagum, it is a simple ignition but the moto guzzi service works out cheaper than replacing the barrel with a new one. New barrel is £67 from motorworks, no doubt I could pick up second hand but don't have the time. Also, this way I get my original shape key back, so I'll still have use of steering lock and be able to get under my seat otherwise I would need to change these too.

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All is now well

Just to let anyone who finds themselves in my situation in the future know, Twiggers motorcycles were fantastic. The got a replacement key cut for me and sent back within a week. Very good service. If you have lost or broken your motorcycle keys, they are a nice cheap option to get you going again.
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Hope you had two keys cut while you were at it. Will save loads of time.
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As a follow up to a follow up it pains me to have to report that in the end I had to buy a new ignition switch from motorworks anyway. My old switch and new key that I got back from Twiggers was great for turning the bike on but after a short while I noticed that my lights were all screwed up. I couldn't have tail light and headlight on at the same time. The switch had been put back together wrong. Problem fixed with new switch.

At least I still have a key for under seat and steering lock. If you do use Twiggers just ask them to take care when reassembling.
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