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$250ish for bike ignition barrel, cheap ?

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' at netrider.net.au started by kyro_02, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. I needed a new Bike Ignition barrel, so I went to a bike shop .. they are after around $250.. is this reasonable price? cause I had to ask him to say it again .... he did suggest to me to go to lock smith and get them to make a key to fit it... but I believe the whole barrel is nackered and no matter what key goes in... its gonna come out. :(


     
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  2. Sounds like good advice to me kyro. It should be fixable providing it hasnt had a big screwdriver forced into it.

    EDIT: have you tried any wreckers? Maybe what you could be asking is, is it the same barrel as other bikes?
     
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  3. the only wreckers close to me that I know of, is about 50-60km's away, I don't have a vehicle .. and I don't want to risk it on the bike really, cause it says on my unreg permit I can't go anywhere to get parts :(
     
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  4. Try $700 for an ignition switch for a Saab 9-3 Convertible! One of the reasons I ditched that car quick smart before the warranty ran out.
     
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  5. I don't understand why they would charge so much for a barrel for a 85' year bike . i can get barrels for cars cheap as chips :(

    I, however, would understand if the barrel was gold plated
     
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  6. Try $1,800 for a HISS-equipped '04 CBR600RR. (My mate lost his one and only key :shock: )
     
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  7. Hmmmm....you win!
     
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  8. Ouch, i heard they were expensive but that's a joke. Honda you should be ashamed of yourselves.
     
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  9. Hmm One Key?
    There is something not quite right here
    My R6 came with two black ignition keys and one red programming
    key which i was told dont loose because you have to change your ignition pack, so maybe the $1800 was for the ignition pack.
     
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  10. damm dude i tell ya what ya can do, 1st ring honda and abuse them after owning 3 hondas i know they r a rip

    Just hotwire it and dont use the barrel. Place a switch in a conceled location on the bike and ur set.
     
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  11. It's the same if your modern Yamaha has a fcuked ignition barrell due to thieves - $1800.

    For that price you do get the following:
    1. New ignition barrell.
    2. New imobiliser (which is linked to the barrell and the keys).
    3. New lock for the fuel tank.
    4. New lock for accessing the under-pillion-seat storage.

    Depends how you define value for money, of course, and at least my gf's R6 was covered under insurance.
     
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  12. HISS is an immbolisier that is built into not only the keybarrel but also the ECU..if the key doesn't match a preset value in the ECU...bike doesn't start...only way to get around it is new keybarrel and new ECU...which is where the $1800 comes from...hotwiring does not work
     
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  13. no, try ebay US and you will get it cheaper
     
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  14. Get the yellow pages out and start ringing wreckers. If you locate a good barrel see if they can send it COD or direct deposit into their account. Postage will be about $5.50 in a pre paid bag. I think COD is about $14.
     
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  15. hey Kyro there is a few wreckers around mate - Vic Motorcycle wreckers in heidelberg heights are a bit pricey but always have what your after!
    Also there is a couple of interstate bike wreckers now on ebay - Suggestion would be to contact them and ask - It couldnt be more than 100 for a lock set for a 85 honda!
     
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