The owner's manual doesn't say, but it says to keep your key code(and spare in a safe place). The key doesn't appear to have a chip in it.A buddy of mine just bought a 2012 and went to get spare keys made. He's being told it is a chipped key. I know my 2008 key is not chipped. Anyone know if the 2012 is or isn't?
My 06 was chipped. (Australian Market). That is why we could not use the chrome ignition key surround. It shields the transponder.If it was transponder equipped, the dealer and literature should inform you of the fact. I don't think Honda is going to spend the money to equip the bike with transponders.
Yes thats right here in the UK get HISS but 7 out of my 8 gl1800 i have imported, we don't get the park and find button! I love having fun with that outside cafe's etc when some little touching person rolls up and just as they reach out to press the radio or gps button or something you fire the ride and find button! They soon jump back lolThe European models use to be the only models with HISS which required the chipped keys. The HISS was part of the ECU.
None of the USA models had that system and therefore no chipped keys.
Went to Walmart. Lowes, and Home Depo. They all have the 27R only. Went ahead and bought it anyway for $1.97 and works in everythin BUT the ignition, just as mentioned.When ordering a key at Home Depot or (the other one):
Ask for the Access code number 27 with no R.
The R version gets you one that will work on locks but not ignition.
They look the same, but the grooves down the side of the R version are shorter not allowing that key to go down in the ignition far enough.
I had a key made at Lowes and works fine in the gas door and glove box but does not work in the ignition.Went to Walmart. Lowes, and Home Depo. They all have the 27R only. Went ahead and bought it anyway for $1.97 and works in everythin BUT the ignition, just as mentioned.