ZX10R Ignition Key Chipped?

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by RichardA, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. RichardA

    RichardA Guest

    Are ignition keys for the 2004 ZX10R chipped?

    Mate of mine had a spare key cut [1] for his ZX10R but although the
    ignition comes on and the engine turns over it will not fire (the FI
    indicator on the clock flashes continually). He puts the original in
    and no problem.

    [1] He's just bought a steering damper and due to the proximity of the
    key to the damper control unit the instructions recommend either
    cutting a piece out of the plastic on the key or to have a spare cut.
    RichardA, Aug 25, 2007
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  2. well duh, what do you think?
    Has he checked the software revision number? Perhaps he needs the key
    reflashing. Get him to talk with the shoppe. Although I am sure I
    heard somewhere that it can be got round by changing stuff in the system
    management bit of the ECU, the sort of thing racers have to do and all
    that rather that buy a 10 grand custom chip just for 15 laps once a
    fortnight. Could be utter bollox mind, it has happened.
    steve auvache, Aug 25, 2007
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  3. RichardA

    ginge Guest

    Yes, the bike comes with a red key, needed to program other kawasaki
    There's a whole section on this in the manual that comes with the bike
    explaining that standard blank keys are useless.
    ginge, Aug 25, 2007
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    Dave Emerson Guest

    Dave Emerson, Aug 25, 2007
  5. RichardA

    Dave Emerson Guest

    A passive blank won't work
    Either could prove expen$ive
    Dave Emerson, Aug 25, 2007
  6. RichardA

    RichardA Guest

    Thanks all for your replies. We thought it was probably chipped.
    RichardA, Aug 25, 2007
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    christofire Guest

    What damper did he get, out of interest?
    christofire, Aug 26, 2007
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    RichardA Guest

    RichardA, Aug 26, 2007
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