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Programming a 3rd key

I've looked through both the service and user manuals and can't find any reference for the process to program additional keys.

Google returned some hits mentioning the need for a red key in the event you only have one of the original keys (not an issue for me since I have both originals).

Any suggestions?
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? No idea what your talking about. What bike are you asking about? Mine just came with 2 keys and no red key? They are just keys no programming needed
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Must be a Versys 1000 thing? My 2011 650 just has regular ole' OEM keys with no fancy chip or whatnot.


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Keys? Mine came with the usual fingerprint bio-metric starter...

I don' need no stinkin' keys...

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Keys? Mine came with the usual fingerprint bio-metric starter...

I don' need no stinkin' keys...
And a flux capacitor!!

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2014 Versys 1000. As I understand it there's an engine immobilizer just like on many cars that needs to have a programmed key for it to operate properly.

If you put in the unprogramed key the bike will start but after 10-15 seconds will cut out.
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I think they put chips on high hp brick's so they know every time they are going over 100 mph: local government revenue enhancer. A thief is going to bypass that anyway, so I'd convert it even if I don't ever do over 100 mph (that's a brick's power range.) A conversion will cost less than hoping for a dumb thief who uses a key of any kind. ymmv
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2014 Versys 1000. As I understand it there's an engine immobilizer just like on many cars that needs to have a programmed key for it to operate properly.

If you put in the unprogramed key the bike will start but after 10-15 seconds will cut out.
Yeahhhhh I TRY to be careful with my sarcasm...it usually points to an area of ignorance on my part.
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Not trying to be a comedian, but can't a Kawasaki dealer help you?

Seems no one here, at least thus far, has an answer.

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Not trying to be a comedian, but can't a Kawasaki dealer help you?

Seems no one here, at least thus far, has an answer.
one would think.... but i bet they would have to keep your bike for 6 months whale they wait for it to be shipped over from japan :3

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Wasn't trying to be a comedian, most of us here have the 650 which doesn't have the immobilizer which is why I asked you what bike.
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