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    Posted: 02 May 2019 at 13:33
My 1972 850GT has, as do most Loops, two lockable tool boxes. Unfortunately I don't have a key for them. It snapped and although I kept the important part which goes into the lock, I've lost it. The same key would also operate the Neiman steering lock so I'm guessing that the tool box locks are also Neiman. None of the locks have a number on them dammit so I'm in a quandary.
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When faced with this problem, I drive the hinge pin out to remove the lid, remove the lock and take it to a locksmith to have keys made.

Here's some information that might help.
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Ah! I hadn't thought of that. Is there a lock/key number visible when the lock is removed or does the locksmith dismantle the lock to glean the necessary cutting pattern?
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If the locks are the same as on my 750S/850T tool boxes then there are no numbers. A locksmith should be able to sort them out. 
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No numbers.

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OK thanks chaps. A pin punch and a carefully applied hammer then.
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Dave

I have a key number and manufacturers name on my V7 Special side panel keys, if that's any help?

The maker is Neiman - Made in Germany. The number is 235250

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Thanks for that Pete. I know the locks are Neiman,I also have such a key for the tool boxes on the V7 Special though it's a different number to yours.It doesn't fit the 850GT though, I guess there were many different keys for these models. I'm going to try driving out the hinge pin as Charlie suggested so that I can get the lid off then perhaps replace the locks with a set with new keys.That will have to wait though 'cos I'm heading off to Corsica on Thursday morning so time is short.The bike is half packed, I just have to persuade the old girl that she really doesn't need all that stuff.

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Corsica sounds just the job.
If you need to borrow my key to use as a pattern, you're more than welcome. But I guess you should be OK if you get the lock off. The key doesn't look particularly unique. 
I have even spent the odd rainy Sunday afternoon in the workshop with a set of swiss files to make the odd key from scratch.
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