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you can either buy a new lock set from Ducati or go to a good locksmith who can make a soft mold of your ignition. The seat lock does not have the same number of tumblers as the ignition does so they will need to use that lock.
 

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Just talked to a locksmith and he was asking about a key code and was wondering where to find it on the bike?

any ideas?
 

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from what I've been told, the only way to get the code is from the red key, which i doubt you have because you already said you don't have a spare, or from the security card with the code one it that came with the bike. As far as I know, the code is nowhere on the actual bike.
 

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So I guess I am back to paying Ducati to do it!!!!!! I guess the blanks you see on Ebay wouldnt do me any good....
 

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You can either by a used ignition and tank key setup generally sell @ 250.00 Wonded duc usually has a set. I was in the same boat and lost my gas key. Yes I have two seperate keys. Found a gas cap and key on ebay. If you have the key number the dealership may can help if not ebay. good luck
 
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from what I've been told, the only way to get the code is from the red key...
Pre 2002 bikes don't have the immobilizer, and hence no red key and no key code card.

You can go the mold route, or just talk to your dealer as they might(?) have access to the old fashioned key code from the VIN#

Barring that: Get a new tumblers :'(
 

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no imobilizer on a 2000 M900 so no red key. There are no key codes on the base of the ignition lock, that would make it too easy for thieves ! There was also a code attached to the original keys, small metal tag. I have yet to find a locksmith that could make it from any key codes supplied from Ducati... A new lockset for your bike from Ducati sells for $309....


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from what I've been told, the only way to get the code is from the red key, which i doubt you have because you already said you don't have a spare, or from the security card with the code one it that came with the bike. As far as I know, the code is nowhere on the actual bike.
 

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yes, tank, seat and ignition
 

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I found this info on ebay for finding your code maybe it will help, if so reply and let me know where you found the code.



Key codes may be obtained from various places; this varies a lot depending on the age, make and model of the vehicle.

Remember that a key code is specific to your vehicle, so any numbers you find that are part of the manufacturing process for all the locks produced will not be your individual code.

These are the usual possibilities for finding key codes-

EASIEST

- in the original owner's manual (hand written or maybe stamped, or an adhesive sticker)
- on a tag that came with the original keys or a vehicle identification card
- on a plaque inside the glovebox door or elsewhere
- on the outside rim of lock keyways
- stamped or engraved on the original keys (note: not raised lettering, that's probably the key blank type not the individual lock/key code. However provide us with all information you find, it may help).

NOT SO EASY
- under a cover on the outside rim of lock keyways
- stamped on lock housing or body (may need to remove trim to access locks)
- on a paper decal or similar attached to, or near, the lock

GETTING HARDER
- stamped on lock cylinder (requires disassembly of lock)

FROM THE MANUFACTURER'S DATABASE

- refer your vehicle VIN (chassis number) to the manufacturer's database which will tell you the code(s) for the vehicle's original locks. Consult a current authorized dealer to see if this service is available for your make and model.

A fee may be payable (and the dealer may insist on providing a key).

For many British classics, the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust offers this service. Expect to pay a fee, see here (this link is outside our website) or email Richard Bacchus

Note: code-cut keys can be cut correctly only if the code information supplied to us is correct.
 
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