blank, and then use the second
key as a pattern to cut the second
side of the first blank. . The process of creating this key should
require only fifteen or twenty
minutes. No disassembly, cylinder removal or impression techniques are required. No “keyway
specific” reader tools are needed.
If there is a faster or easier way
of making this key I have not
seen it. Reading Wafer Lock Cylinders is a skill that requires a bit
of “specific knowledge” and some
practice, but it is a skill that all
professional locksmiths should
Figure 5 shows the 1200CM
Code Card used to generate this
key. In an abbreviated fashion,
it gives the same information
found in the Fast Facts Key Plate.
Depths and Spaces are given,
to check the finished key for
dimensional accuracy. The JET
HYD19-NP key is given as the
work key and a representation
of the keyway is shown. The
keyway shows an approximation
of the wafer bitting heights, for
Figure 6 shows the completed
keys for this motorcycle. The
bitting reads: 2 1 2 2 3 2 1 1 (Bow
to Tip). The Gas Cap contained
wafers in the tip five positions.
The ignition contained wafers in
all eight positions.
The Street 500 was a pleasure
to service, and should pose no
special challenges for the professional locksmith. Read-em and
If you would like a copy of the
“Fast Facts Key Plate #HD51” and
the “1200CM Code Card” used
in this article, email me at: bob@
sievekingprodco.com , to request
the .pdf.” The file can then be
printed for your personal use. You
must supply your shop name, your
name and your physical address.
If you live in a state that requires
a locksmith license, include your
locksmith license number.