Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA
Be careful about that. The red key has a few more functions that just being able to re-cut a black key or instal a new dash. The immobilizer on the bike requires the red key to be used to reset it if it ever goes tits-up. A buddy of mine just went through something similar with a used 999 that he had. The immobilizer stopped recognizing the black keys one day and, because he did not have the red key that matched to the ecu/dash, there was nothing he could do about it. Ultimately he ended up having to replace the entire ecu/dash combo so he could get a red key that worked with the bike, and that cost him upwards of three grand. I think I would end up walking away from a used Duc if the red key wasn't part of the purchase.
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
2006 Ducati Sport 1000 (heavily modded)
2008 Triumph Daytona 675 Special Edition -- Sold
2008 KTM Super Duke -- Here and modding...