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Cut Key From a Sidewinder Key Blank

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Key Cutting Service - Piaggio SIDE-WINDER key. We are now happy to offer key cutting services for most scooters. This service is to cut a new key blank. This is the service fee only. It does not include the actual cost of the key. We keep the most complete stock of aftermarket key blanks in stock of ANY scooter shop in the Western Hemisphere. If an aftermarket key blank exists then we'll have it. This service is good for any sidewinder style of key found on the Piaggio BV350, MP3 250/400/500, and Vespa 946.

General information on Vespa Keys and the Services we offer

The majority of Vespa and Piaggio keys are chipped and need to be programmed in order for them to work correctly. All Vespa/Piaggio models except the followingrequire a programmed and chipped key: ET2, LX50, Vespa S50/150, Fly 50, Typhoon 50/125, and some Fly 150s.

At Scooter West we have the ability to do the following

  • Cut and program (aka; clone) keys to the existing BLUE SLAVE KEY. (Ideal if you want more BLUE KEYS and have lost your BROWN KEY. We'd need one existing blue key to perform this service)
  • Extract codes from a programmed ECU/CDI and supply a new MASTER KEY, as many SLAVE KEYS as you like, and a new lock and tumbler set. (This service is ideal for people that have lost BROWN and BLUE KEYS.)
  • Cut a BLUE KEY from a provided BROWN MASTER KEY. (The BLUE key would need to be programmed via the conventional programming steps.)
  • Provide additional BROWN MASTER KEYS. (The original BROWN MASTER KEY is required for this service.)
  • Key an original Vespa topcase to match the ignition. That's right, the same key for the topbox and ignition. (We'll NEED a BLUE or BROWN KEY.)
  • Sell, cut, and duplicate keys for most Vespa topcases.
  • Sell, cut, and duplicate keys for most brands of scooters: HONDA, YAMAHA, SUZUKI, APRILIA, GENUINE, SYM, KYMCO, and CHINESE SCOOTERS. (We'll need a functioning original key)

Why do I have a Brown key and a blue key? How are they different?

The Reddish-Brown KEY is the master programming key. In the Vespa world, this key is commonly referred to as the BROWN KEY or MASTER KEY. The Brown key burns a code into the ECU on fuel-injected models and into the CDI of carburated models. Once a code has been burned into an ECU or CDI it's burned in there forever. The ECU and CDI cannot be reprogrammed or re-burned. The Brown key is used to burn the code into the ECU or CDI and to program additional BLUE chipped keys. The Blue Key is the Slave Key. In the Vespa world, it's commonly referred to as the Blue Key. The Blue key is the key you should be using for everyday use. The Blue key is programmed via the Brown Master key. You can program as many as five blue keys. There is a programming operation that involves inserting the Brown key into the ignition which allows additional Blue keys to be programmed. Once all Blue keys have been inserted into the ignition and programmed the Brown key is inserted a final time and the program sequence is closed. Any Blue keys that were not included in this program sequence will be locked out. (see video on programming steps)

If you have the Blue Slave Key and Brown Master Key

You have TWO options. It's really easy to purchase, cut, and program additional Blue keys. You can purchase the original Vespa Blue key 573426 or an aftermarket Blue key KB10 for all the models that use the conventional looking key OR purchase 624440, KB15, or 621306 for the models that use the "Sidewinder" style of key. Any local locksmith can take care of cutting this new key; however, we can cut the key blank if you are able to send us your original key. Option 1: If you can handle programming the cut key yourself then you ONLY need to send the Brown Master key. See Reference Number SERV-KEY01 or SERV-KEY01SW for pricing. Make sure to check out our key programming YouTube video. Essentially, we're only charging to cut a key blank with this option. You can select an original or aftermarket key blank with this option. Option 2: If you can't handle the programming then you need to send us your Blue Key. We'll clone the Blue Key and supply you with a key that will NOT need to be programmed via the Brown Key. See CUT AND CLONE DOUBLE SIDED KEY BLANK or CUT AND CLONE SIDEWINDER KEY BLANK for pricing. You can only use aftermarket key blanks with this service.

If your Brown Master Key is Lost but you still have a Blue key

We can clone your existing blue key and provide you with as many aftermarket blue keys as you want. Without the Brown master key you can NO longer use the original Vespa/Piaggio key blanks. You will need to send us the blue key for this service. See CUT AND CLONE DOUBLE SIDED KEY BLANK or CUT AND CLONE SIDEWINDER KEY BLANK for pricing. Again, you can only use aftermarket key blanks with this service.

If you have lost ALL Keys:

We can extract the code from your ECU/CDI and supply you with a new lock and tumbler set, master key, and as many slave keys as you would like. All keys will be pre-programmed to the original ECU/CDI of your scooter. This service saves you a ton of money as the ECU or CDI are expensive.You will need to send us your CDI or ECU. If you have a BV500 or X9 we'll need the ECU and immobolizer .
Please note the year and model with each CDI or ECU you send us.
Vespa 946 150 (2013)
Vespa 946 150 Bellissima (2014)
Vespa 946 150 Armani (2015-2016)
Vespa 946 150 (RED) (2017)
Piaggio BV350 (2013-2015)
Piaggio BV350 ABS (2016-Current)
Piaggio MP3 250 (2007-2010)
Piaggio MP3 400 (2008-2010)
Piaggio MP3 500 (2008-2010)
Piaggio MP3 500 (2016-Current)
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