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Title: Spare key programming cable
Post by: AndyM on 20 June, 2013, 08:03:22 AM
Since programming two spare keys for my biffer, I now have a key programming cable complete with full instructions on doing this job yourself.

In all reality I should never need this cable again, so I am now going to offer it to any member who needs or fancies having a spare key, to do this yourself costs roughly 15 per key.

So the idea is a free loaning service to anyone who needs it, if we can keep tabs on who has got it, then it can be passed on to the next person.
If anybody needs it then reply to this post and then we can go to pm with postage details .
If this is not agreeable to the site then I will remove the post.

Good idea or not ?
Any thoughts on this appreciated.
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: Nuff on 20 June, 2013, 08:06:52 AM
I reckon it's a good idea. I'll take you up on it when I get the bike sorted (and source a blank with chip)
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: AndyM on 20 June, 2013, 08:22:44 AM
Search honda hiss key on eBay,they are 10.50 chipped
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: Bifferman on 20 June, 2013, 10:18:23 AM
*Originally Posted by AndyM [+]
Since programming two spare keys for my biffer, I now have a key programming cable complete with full instructions on doing this job yourself.

In all reality I should never need this cable again, so I am now going to offer it to any member who needs or fancies having a spare key, to do this yourself costs roughly 15 per key.

So the idea is a free loaning service to anyone who needs it, if we can keep tabs on who has got it, then it can be passed on to the next person.
If anybody needs it then reply to this post and then we can go to pm with postage details .
If this is not agreeable to the site then I will remove the post.

Good idea or not ?
Any thoughts on this appreciated.

A fine idea AndyM.   One of my keys has twisted in the weak centre spot and I will need to recode a new key at sometime and no doubt so will others.
 
In order not to loose track of the cable we need to see if Mr Admin can arrange a 'sticky' so that the thread remains at the top of the relevant section.  I don't know if stickies can remain open to new posts which would make life a lot easier to keep track of where the cable is (who has) at any one time.
 
The problem with the Honda keys is that the pillion lock and fuel tank use only 1/2 the key and with the passage of time (or, I suppose, heavy handedness) the key twists around the centre position eventually leading to metal fatigue and the key initially twisting and ultimately breaking off in the lock - not a good thing to happen.  Some have written on here that they have twisted the key straight again but this only serves to exacerbate the metal fatigue and cause the key to break even quicker.  To make matters worse, 1/2 way up the key is often where there are indents in the key making it even weaker, not exactly the worlds best bit of engineering :110: .  There appears to be no way around this other than treat the keys with greater care than usual when unlocking either the petrol cap or pillion seat.
 
Andy, with the kind donation of a MK1 stator plate to the forum (when it arrives from MadDogMcQ) I am about to set up something similar if a 'non upgraded' MK1 Biffer owner wants to go touring in foreign parts, particularly in countries where obtaining a replacement part quickly is dubious, and they want some peace of mind in case of failure.   Available on a loan basis; use it you replace it; Last person holds for next person and pays cost of forwarding sort of thing etc.  We will need some set of simple rules to make it work but perhaps less so in your case.  When the stator arrives from Tom I will PM you and we could see if we could arrange something similar for both items and also try and get the Admin on board as well.
 
Andy
 
 :149:
 
 
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: richardcbf on 20 June, 2013, 11:05:06 AM
*Originally Posted by Bifferman [+]

A fine idea AndyM.   One of my keys has twisted in the weak centre spot and I will need to recode a new key at sometime and no doubt so will others.
 
In order not to loose track of the cable we need to see if Mr Admin can arrange a 'sticky' so that the thread remains at the top of the relevant section.  I don't know if stickies can remain open to new posts which would make life a lot easier to keep track of where the cable is (who has) at any one time.
 
The problem with the Honda keys is that the pillion lock and fuel tank use only 1/2 the key and with the passage of time (or, I suppose, heavy handedness) the key twists around the centre position eventually leading to metal fatigue and the key initially twisting and ultimately breaking off in the lock - not a good thing to happen.  Some have written on here that they have twisted the key straight again but this only serves to exacerbate the metal fatigue and cause the key to break even quicker.  To make matters worse, 1/2 way up the key is often where there are indents in the key making it even weaker, not exactly the worlds best bit of engineering :110: .  There appears to be no way around this other than treat the keys with greater care than usual when unlocking either the petrol cap or pillion seat......
 
 :149:

Andy, programming of a new key is only necessary if the new key has a new (unprogrammed for your bike) transponder chip.
The alternative (as previously discussed on this forum) is to transfer the transponder chip to a new key, which is what I've done successfully.*
A new (uncut) key with transponder chip cavity is available for 3.99 (inc. postage)... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181096483918 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181096483918) ... which you can get cut to match one of your other (good condition) keys for a few quid.

*That reminds me.... from advice on here, I bought another key from the same seller (as eBay item above) to keep with me as a spare (without transponder chip) just in case the one in use breaks while out and about.  In that eventuality the broken key (with programmed transponder chip) only needs to be 'close' to the ignition lock area such that it will be 'seen' by the HISS.
.....I need to go and get that spare key cut!
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: Bifferman on 20 June, 2013, 11:15:11 AM
*Originally Posted by richardcbf [+]
Andy, programming of a new key is only necessary if the new key has a new (unprogrammed for your bike) transponder chip.
The alternative (as previously discussed on this forum) is to transfer the transponder chip to a new key, which is what I've done successfully.*
A new (uncut) key with transponder chip cavity is available for 3.99 (inc. postage)... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181096483918 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181096483918) ... which you can get cut to match one of your other (good condition) keys for a few quid.

*That reminds me.... from advice on here, I bought another key from the same seller (as eBay item above) to keep with me as a spare (without transponder chip) just in case the one in use breaks while out and about.  In that eventuality the broken key (with programmed transponder chip) only needs to be 'close' to the ignition lock area such that it will be 'seen' by the HISS.
.....I need to go and get that spare key cut!

Hi Richard
 
I appreciate the alternatives but good to mention them again.  I was actually trying to give AndyM some support to get a good idea off the ground.  We had discussed something like this for a stator plate in the past but the idea went cold and now, just like an omnibus, after a long wait two have come along at exactly the same time  :028: .
 
Andy
 
 :149:
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: richardcbf on 20 June, 2013, 12:02:11 PM
*Originally Posted by Bifferman [+]

Hi Richard
 
I appreciate the alternatives but good to mention them again.  I was actually trying to give AndyM some support to get a good idea off the ground.  We had discussed something like this for a stator plate in the past but the idea went cold and now, just like an omnibus, after a long wait two have come along at exactly the same time  :028: .
 
Andy
 
 :149:

Yes, what I said wasn't meant to do down the good idea for a loan tool.  :028:
I realised that AndyM needed to get programming done, hence the cable, because he'd had to get a new chipped key, having only one supplied with his bike.
(It just seemed that you might have forgotten the, possibly more simple/lower cost, alternative for key replacement when getting one with unprogrammed transponder chip is not essential.)

Maybe Mr Admin would allow an 'advert' (pinned near the top) in the For Sale section to cover 'loan' items available to Forum members?
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: AndyM on 20 June, 2013, 12:09:12 PM
 :0461:

you can certainly transfer the transponder chip at a much lower cost, if you just need to replace a damaged key.

but for those like myself who need the security of more than one key, just inbox me.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab202/Andy_Meredith/th_001.jpg) (http://s864.photobucket.com/user/Andy_Meredith/media/001.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: Rev Ken on 20 June, 2013, 12:55:28 PM
I've got the correct tap for re-tapping the engine mount if you are unfortunate enough to have a crash bung shear off and need to drill it out. It is an odd size and can cost a lot - but I would be more than happy for it to be available to anybody in need!
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: Bifferman on 20 June, 2013, 12:58:47 PM
*Originally Posted by Rev Ken [+]
I've got the correct tap for re-tapping the engine mount if you are unfortunate enough to have a crash bung shear off and need to drill it out. It is an odd size and can cost a lot - but I would be more than happy for it to be available to anybody in need!

When are you off to parts foreign Ken, or did I blink and you have already gone and returned to the bosom of your family ?
 
Andy
 
 :149:
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: Rev Ken on 20 June, 2013, 01:01:51 PM
*Originally Posted by Bifferman [+]

When are you off to parts foreign Ken, or did I blink and you have already gone and returned to the bosom of your family ?
 
Andy
 
 :149:

September - Britanny - assuming I can get health insurance and have checked that my bike can be transported home if things go pear-shaped! (I know everybody will laugh if my stator gives up, but I was thinking more of it the worst happened and I end up in an RTC.)
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: Bifferman on 20 June, 2013, 01:09:21 PM
*Originally Posted by Rev Ken [+]
September - Britanny - assuming I can get health insurance and have checked that my bike can be transported home if things go pear-shaped! (I know everybody will laugh if my stator gives up, but I was thinking more of it the worst happened and I end up in an RTC.)

I thought you were going on a long trip/multiple country sort of thing not just a short Bimble down the road.  Your could almost walk home from Brittany  :002: .
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: vhorwitz on 20 June, 2013, 05:34:55 PM
Thanks for the ebay ref - spare unprogrammed key is an excellent idea since it can be kept taped inside the topbox so that in the event of key failure (nearly happened a couple of times already & I notice that the actual bumps on the key are wearing down so it is for sure not going to last that much longer) a quick transfer of chip from one to the other and voila - bob is uncle-ized!
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: Wilsey on 20 June, 2013, 08:16:29 PM
Hi guys

I have a front seat for the biffer if anyone needs a loan when having theirs reworked or covered.  Also have Honda screen but /I think most of us have one of those.

Wilsey
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: Wilsey on 20 June, 2013, 08:24:43 PM
Forgot to say I would like to take this offer up for sure.

Thanks very much for the offer I only have 1 key.

Wilsey
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: AndyM on 20 June, 2013, 08:50:37 PM
The cable will be on its way to Wilsey shortly. :028:
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: alan sh on 20 June, 2013, 09:28:14 PM
I'd also like to borrow this in about a months time (when I've got the keys)

Alan
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: Wilsey on 20 June, 2013, 09:37:35 PM
Thanks Andy details sent

Wilsey
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: Biker Mike on 20 June, 2013, 10:47:23 PM
I can add a beta medium-sized CalSci for Mk.II CBF to the loan pool, for those unsure whether to invest in one or not.

(or for sale outright 40 - if interested, send me a PM with an email address for pics. It's picked up a few marks around the slightly extended mounting holes, although these should be out of site once the mounting bolt covers are in place, otherwise it's in good condition).

Mike
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: AndyM on 21 June, 2013, 07:56:12 AM
*Originally Posted by alan sh [+]
I'd also like to borrow this in about a months time (when I've got the keys)

Alan

No problem,just leave a post when you need it, I will keep tabs on where it is and get it to you.
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: richardcbf on 25 June, 2013, 04:50:18 PM
*Originally Posted by richardcbf [+]
Andy, programming of a new key is only necessary if the new key has a new (unprogrammed for your bike) transponder chip.
The alternative (as previously discussed on this forum) is to transfer the transponder chip to a new key, which is what I've done successfully.*
A new (uncut) key with transponder chip cavity is available for 3.99 (inc. postage)... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181096483918 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181096483918) ... which you can get cut to match one of your other (good condition) keys for a few quid.

*That reminds me.... from advice on here, I bought another key from the same seller (as eBay item above) to keep with me as a spare (without transponder chip) just in case the one in use breaks while out and about.  In that eventuality the broken key (with programmed transponder chip) only needs to be 'close' to the ignition lock area such that it will be 'seen' by the HISS.
.....I need to go and get that spare key cut!

Just been to my local Timpson to get my other key cut and was dealt with by the same guy as last time and before he started I explained that today it's a 'just in case spare' and mentioned the 2 deal (the small till receipt being on display in the bag with my 'master' key) that he'd done last year.
I know it's a quick job, but this time he wouldn't take ANY money! I said I really don't mind paying but he just smiled and waved me off, so I hope he hadn't misunderstood something from my general moan about Honda keys and locks!
As I walked out (feeling a bit guilty) I said that I'd already recommended Timpson and would of course continue to do so. :-)
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: cbrog on 27 June, 2013, 11:32:40 AM
I would like to take part in this "good idea" as Honda dealers are quoting 90 for new key and programming
is there a list / queue for it yet please ?  :183:
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: Biker Mike on 27 June, 2013, 11:49:34 AM
I've now received my key blank sans transponder, so just need to get it cut now.
It occurred to me that maybe using the new key wasn't such a bad idea, particularly if I carry the original about my person. That way, the bike will be immobilised if I walk away from it and happen to leave the key in the ignition (which I've done before now). Just wondering how close the transponder needs to be to the ignition for the HISS to work?
 :084:
Mike
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: AndyM on 27 June, 2013, 11:54:13 AM
*Originally Posted by cbrog [+]
I would like to take part in this "good idea" as Honda dealers are quoting 90 for new key and programming
is there a list / queue for it yet please ?  :183:

The cable is currently in the hands of Wilsey, he is waiting on his blank key to arrive,
It should be free as soon as he gets it cut,as the programming only takes 10 mins max.

People who have expressed an interest are in this order.
Nuff
Alan sh
And then yourself.
There is no priority, whoever needs it next can have it, I will message everyone when it's free and see who is more ready to use it.
You could always order your spares and get them cut ready, then it's just a matter if waiting for the cable.
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: AndyM on 27 June, 2013, 12:01:08 PM
*Originally Posted by Biker Mike [+]
I've now received my key blank sans transponder, so just need to get it cut now.
It occurred to me that maybe using the new key wasn't such a bad idea, particularly if I carry the original about my person. That way, the bike will be immobilised if I walk away from it and happen to leave the key in the ignition (which I've done before now). Just wondering how close the transponder needs to be to the ignition for the HISS to work?
 :084:
Mike


Mike
I tested this theory before I made the cable up,as I had the keys cut.
 I couldn't get the blank keys to work no matter how close I got the original key to the blank.
I just presumed that it didn't work for me as I had keys with un programmed chips  in them and that you should use just blank keys without transponder chips  :087:

Andy

This is not the best answer lol,I'm sure anyone who a broken key and uses this method could confirm how close the transponder has to be.
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: Nuff on 27 June, 2013, 12:55:26 PM
I'm in no rush. Need to get a few other things sorted out before the key becomes a priority.
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: cbrog on 27 June, 2013, 01:48:56 PM
*Originally Posted by AndyM [+]
The cable is currently in the hands of Wilsey, he is waiting on his blank key to arrive,
It should be free as soon as he gets it cut,as the programming only takes 10 mins max.

People who have expressed an interest are in this order.
Nuff
Alan sh
And then yourself.
There is no priority, whoever needs it next can have it, I will message everyone when it's free and see who is more ready to use it.
You could always order your spares and get them cut ready, then it's just a matter if waiting for the cable.
key blank on order , just need to get it cut , should have  that done by the end of next week  :028:
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: alan sh on 27 June, 2013, 08:16:23 PM
I'm in no rush either. I need to get backfrom hols (on the boat as I type),then get the keys ordered and delivered.

Alan
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: Wilsey on 29 June, 2013, 12:02:41 PM
Hi Guys thanks to AndyM I now have a fully working spare key. It was very simple to do with AndyM instructions took 5 mins. Local key cutting place copied the key for me but said it may not work. With a bit of filing here and there works fine.

So ready to send back to AndyM or to next person?

Thanks

Wilsey
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: AndyM on 29 June, 2013, 04:06:40 PM
*Originally Posted by cbrog [+]
key blank on order , just need to get it cut , should have  that done by the end of next week  :028:

I've asked Wilsey,our first happy customer, to send it back to me,I will do it this way,so I can check that the next user gets everything they need,will post a message when I have it and will then get it posted out to you,as Nuff and Alan are not in any rush.
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: richardcbf on 01 July, 2013, 01:48:34 PM
*Originally Posted by Biker Mike [+]
I've now received my key blank sans transponder, so just need to get it cut now.
It occurred to me that maybe using the new key wasn't such a bad idea, particularly if I carry the original about my person. That way, the bike will be immobilised if I walk away from it and happen to leave the key in the ignition (which I've done before now). Just wondering how close the transponder needs to be to the ignition for the HISS to work?
 :084:
Mike
*Originally Posted by AndyM [+]

Mike
I tested this theory before I made the cable up,as I had the keys cut.
 I couldn't get the blank keys to work no matter how close I got the original key to the blank.
I just presumed that it didn't work for me as I had keys with un programmed chips  in them and that you should use just blank keys without transponder chips  :087:

Andy

This is not the best answer lol,I'm sure anyone who a broken key and uses this method could confirm how close the transponder has to be.

If only it was as simple as I'd expected!  :110:

I did a test of this earlier today with NON-repeatable results.  :012:
Newly cut key (withOUT transponder chip) into ignition lock with Original key (WITH working 'programmed' transponder chip) key held close (varying between 1cm and 4cm) to each other, then key in ignition lock turned.
Out of 7 or 8 attempts, moving the position of Original key (WITH 'programmed' transponder chip) around the outside of the ignition barrel, it only worked (HISS light out and engine able to be started) ONCE!  :087:

The position of the key with chip was when it worked was roughly at 2 o'clock (outside ignition barrel) and 3cm 'down'.

(I did not try experimenting by transferring the transponder chip to the newly cut key because I've already done that from the previous damaged key and wanted to avoid needing to renew the 'silicone' rubber that it's embedded in, which I didn't do last time.)
So, I'll keep the newly cut key as a spare and transfer the chip as and when necessary.....or maybe I'll buy a new Transponder Chip ('ID46' at around 5 to 6 on eBay) and then join the queue for the cable!  :164:
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: Alive on 01 July, 2013, 03:42:47 PM
Hi there

I'm having the same twisted key issue and have just ordered a uncut spare key. Can anybody tell me how to swap chip from one key to the other or point me towards a how to do link ?

All the best
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: richardcbf on 01 July, 2013, 05:35:13 PM
*Originally Posted by Alive [+]
Hi there

I'm having the same twisted key issue and have just ordered a uncut spare key. Can anybody tell me how to swap chip from one key to the other or point me towards a how to do link ?

All the best

Hi, on one side of the key 'handle' (plastic housing) there's a cover that can be prised off.
It's inside there that the 'chip' (Transponder) sits, held in place with something like 'silicone'.
I was able (carefully, using a sharp edged tool - a tiny flat head screwdriver I think!) to get the chip and 'silicone' out in one piece and it was a good (push) fit into the shell of the new key. 
My new (uncut) key came from an eBay seller. I'll see if I can find photos and if so will post again.
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: richardcbf on 01 July, 2013, 05:43:53 PM
Here's a photo (attached) as 'borrowed' from another site (st-owners.com forum)
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: Alive on 01 July, 2013, 06:26:12 PM
 :495:

THANKS
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: AndyM on 05 July, 2013, 04:49:54 PM
I have the cable back from Wilsey,
Cbrog your up next,you have a p.m.
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: AndyM on 09 July, 2013, 08:12:55 AM
Cbrog will have the cable today, anyone else close to needing it ?
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: AndyM on 15 July, 2013, 11:45:01 AM
Cable back from cbrog.
 Bifferman is next, slight delay on the turn around on this loan, slight running repair needed.

If anybody else is getting close to needing it, say the next fortnight, leave a post or pm me.
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: Bifferman on 16 July, 2013, 07:22:38 PM
*Originally Posted by AndyM [+]
Cable back from cbrog.
 Bifferman is next, slight delay on the turn around on this loan, slight running repair needed.

If anybody else is getting close to needing it, say the next fortnight, leave a post or pm me.

Bifferman, waiting for his blank to arrive from nice man in Krakow is he.  Please someone go before me, there is no immediacy for mine, I will rejoin the back of the queue.
 
Andy
 
 :149:
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: Ziggy on 12 September, 2014, 08:28:23 PM
*Originally Posted by AndyM [+]
Cable back from cbrog.
 Bifferman is next, slight delay on the turn around on this loan, slight running repair needed.

If anybody else is getting close to needing it, say the next fortnight, leave a post or pm me.

Hi Andy,

If the cable loan is still in action I would be grateful for borrowing. I just received my spare key cut and need to code it.

Thanks
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: AndyM on 12 September, 2014, 08:48:54 PM
Hi Ziggy
Send me your postal details by personal message and I will get the cable to you.

Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: Nuff on 13 September, 2014, 01:00:06 AM
*Originally Posted by richardcbf [+]
If only it was as simple as I'd expected!  :110:

I did a test of this earlier today with NON-repeatable results.  :012:
Newly cut key (withOUT transponder chip) into ignition lock with Original key (WITH working 'programmed' transponder chip) key held close (varying between 1cm and 4cm) to each other, then key in ignition lock turned.
Out of 7 or 8 attempts, moving the position of Original key (WITH 'programmed' transponder chip) around the outside of the ignition barrel, it only worked (HISS light out and engine able to be started) ONCE!  :087:

The position of the key with chip was when it worked was roughly at 2 o'clock (outside ignition barrel) and 3cm 'down'.

(I did not try experimenting by transferring the transponder chip to the newly cut key because I've already done that from the previous damaged key and wanted to avoid needing to renew the 'silicone' rubber that it's embedded in, which I didn't do last time.)
So, I'll keep the newly cut key as a spare and transfer the chip as and when necessary.....or maybe I'll buy a new Transponder Chip ('ID46' at around 5 to 6 on eBay) and then join the queue for the cable!  :164:

Somehow I lost track of this thread for a while (busy, life, sleep, drink, any and or all of the above) but my dad snapped a key in the pillion seat release, and got a spare cut (not a transponder one as he didn't know they had chips in until I laughed at him). Since then he has literally taped the old snapped key to the new one and it seems to work fine.

On a related note I snapped the transponder key of a van once in the door. I was on a ferry, had no spares etc, so I pulled out the half that was protruding from the door lock, very timidly asked one of the guys loading if they had a vice on board, and was led down to the workshop in the bowels of the ship (which was AMAZING, but I digress) straightened out the twist and then poked it straight down the ignition barrel. I followed this with the stub of key remaining and used that to turn the whole thing. Once the engine started the stub of the key could be removed from the ignition and stowed securely somewhere without the van stopping. I don't know if the HISS works the same.
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: AndyM on 15 September, 2014, 08:31:25 PM
Another satisfied customer,thanks for the quick turnaround Ziggy  :028:
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: Ziggy on 15 September, 2014, 08:46:07 PM
That's right. I am very happy having my 2nd key working. The original one is in quite poor condition.
Thanks Andy
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: Markytp on 27 August, 2015, 08:51:55 PM
Is the cable and instructions still available?

If so, can I join the merry band of happy users perrrrlease??

I have a spare spare key that needs reprogramming.

Mark
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: AndyM on 27 August, 2015, 08:58:47 PM
If you pm me your address,will get the cable out to you
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: Markytp on 27 August, 2015, 09:02:27 PM
*Originally Posted by AndyM [+]
If you pm me your address,will get the cable out to you

PM sent Andy - cheers!
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: AndyM on 28 August, 2015, 08:59:12 AM
Cable and instructions on the way  :028:
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: honda998 on 29 August, 2015, 02:28:58 PM
I have a bent key myself, i had a new key cut then i held the bent key by the side of the new key and my bike started, so i took out the transponder and glued it in the hole of the new key, worked fine so now i have a spare key. cost 9.
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: Yosser on 30 August, 2015, 02:05:57 AM
Like it !   :002:
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: kurt on 30 August, 2015, 04:13:42 AM
Where do you get the cable and programming? Thinking we should have one this side of the pond.
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: richardcbf on 30 August, 2015, 07:47:42 AM
*Originally Posted by kurt [+]
Where do you get the cable and programming? Thinking we should have one this side of the pond.
Honda may still supply their 'special' cables, see the Workshop Manual section 22. IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM (HISS) for part numbers.
http://bob.ollis-brown.co.uk/manuals/cbf1000/2006-2008-CBF1000-A-22%20IMMOBILIZER%20SYSTEM.pdf (http://bob.ollis-brown.co.uk/manuals/cbf1000/2006-2008-CBF1000-A-22%20IMMOBILIZER%20SYSTEM.pdf)

Otherwise, they can be a DIY job, e.g., see http://www.elsham.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/deauville/hiss-programming/ (http://www.elsham.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/deauville/hiss-programming/)

Edit: Or this ready made item.....
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hiss-Key-Programming-Tool-For-Honda-Motorcycles-H-I-S-S-System-Tool-/221441256688 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hiss-Key-Programming-Tool-For-Honda-Motorcycles-H-I-S-S-System-Tool-/221441256688)

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Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: honda998 on 31 August, 2015, 12:39:47 PM
 :430: Sorry lads, to glue the transponder into key ring hole DOES NOT WORK the glue is masking the transponder, so i taped it to the key still DOES NOT WORK, this is my spare key just to keep me mobile so now i have the transponder in a small plastic bag which i hold near the new key start the engine put the bag in pocket and away.
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: Markytp on 31 August, 2015, 12:52:07 PM
Cable arrived safely, will get the key programmed then send it back  :028:
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: AndyM on 31 August, 2015, 01:26:21 PM
Cheers Mark,no rush   :028:
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: Markytp on 05 September, 2015, 04:19:11 PM
Well that was a bit of a disappointment.

Was out on the beer last night so woke this morning with a hangover from hell (sambucca hangover no less).

Thought to myself, had the cable a couple of days so need to get the keys programmed and the cable back ASAP, others may be wanting to use it.

Then thought to myself, me and anything mechanical just doesn't work, never mind something like programming keys and messing with the engine electrics - I'll leave it til tomorrow when I got a clear head.

So, until then i.ll watch the video that Andy kindly pointed out in the paperwork.

Finished watching the Youtube video, went out to the bike, attached the cable and programmed three keys in less time than it took to watch the blooming video.  :001:

Job done!

Got myself all psyched up to do this MASSIVE job and it took less than 4 minutes to do lol

Cable on it's way back to you Monday Andy, will pm you.

Thanks muchly, now got three keys for the bike  :028:  :028:
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: AndyM on 05 September, 2015, 05:52:13 PM
Nice one,another satisfied customer  :003:
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: richard1000cbf on 12 November, 2019, 11:56:13 AM
Hi Andy,

I know this thread is old, but I was hoping for some advice.

I have just bought a CBF 1000 2008 with ABS, very happy :)

I only have one key, What would be the best way for me to get a replacement without going through Honda.

Thanks for your time.

Richard
Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: Art on 12 November, 2019, 12:29:08 PM
There is a DIY option here using the now world famous 'ghetto cable'. YouTubers explain it better than me. Don't fret that the star of this video is a 2006 CBR1000RR, a HISS key is a HISS key regardless of model or year.

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Title: Re: Spare key programming cable
Post by: richard1000cbf on 12 November, 2019, 01:26:11 PM
thanks :)