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Factory key replacement

I took my 2001 ST4 out for a little spin yesterday. I rarely ride that bike. Maybe 200 miles in past 3 years. I noticed that the key is a little bent. I went on eBay to look for a replacement and found a blank for $30! am I crazy for thinking this excessive or is this the going rate?


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Take it to your local hardware store to have it cut and tell them it uses the GM transponder coding so they don't tell you they can't clone a motorcycle key.

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Thanks. Sorry if this is a dumb question but does the 2001 key have a transponder? Here is what it looks like:




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So Iím assuming that I canít use one of those transponder blanks as a key blank for my 2001? Why would the non-transponder blank be $25 and the transponder blank only $8? Is it because the non-transponder is Ducati OEM?


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Oops. Sorry. Didn't realize you don't need a transponder key.

Anyway, you should still be able to use it. I'm pretty sure the key blade is the same.

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On a 2001 ST4, the key is not a xponder key. Use the cheaper one to make a spare. It's merely a mechanical key.

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Thanks everyone. I ordered the Ďtransponderí key.


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On a side note to all this, I needed a spare key for a '92 BMW bike I once owned so I ordered a factory blank and visited a nearby and most reputable locksmith shop to have them cut the new key. They took one look at it and said that it's a steel key and would need to charge me $70 over the standard cost because their cutting wheel wears out faster when cutting steel as opposed to the softer aftermarket metal keys one typically finds. I thought they were BS'g me until I visited a few more locksmiths and ended up paying a $45 surcharge. Thought you'd want to know.....

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I cut the steel keys for BMW's all the time --But then I have a BMW Motorcycle shop & have the machine to do them

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