Anna Dad (Rookie) Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:47 pm Alternative Method to Recover Key Code
Here's an alternative method of revealing the key code for a '07 Ninja 250.
The key code is stamped on the upper side of the seat cushion release key cylinder, located on the left side of the Ninja 250. The trick of course is releasing the seat cushion without the key!
Start by removing either one of the side panels, if done carefully neither the seat or the side panel will be damaged. If the right side panel is removed, releasing the seat cushion may be easier. Here's the tricky part, using a long flat-blade screwdriver (1/4? blade 8? long) release the seat cushion hook by pushing the hook towards the back of the motorcycle with the screwdriver.
As both the right side and left side hooks are linked together, only one hook needs to be pushed, though the seat cushion may need a little lift once the hooks are released.
Now that the seat cushion has been removed, it maybe possible (by peering down between the chassis tube and the rear body plastic) to read the key code off the top of the seat cushion key cylinder without removing the rear body plastic. If not, then the disassembly and removal of rear body plastic is pretty straightforward.
Rear Body Plastic Removal:
1.Remove the other side panel.
2.Remove the 4 bolts securing the rear fender, disconnect the license plate lamp, disconnect the turn signal lamp connectors, and remove the rear fender assembly.
3.Remove the 2 bolts and 4 screws (under the load hooks) securing the rear body plastic, disconnect the tail lamp connector, and remove the rear body plastic (the rear body plastic will need to be spread a bit to clear the seat cushion release key cylinder on the left side).
4.The key code is stamped right there on the top surface of the seat cushion release key cylinder.
5.The code should be in the form of Z_ _ _ _, with numeric values instead the spaces.
6.Don't forget to write the key code down, and keep it in a safe place (perhaps the underside of the seat).
Re: Lost Key and no code — Abunai, Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:52 am
Alternative Method to Recover Key Code — Anna Dad, Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:47 pm
Huh. I shoulda tried that before taking a hacksaw to mine! (n/t) — Wes, Mon May 26, 2008 12:34 am
Re: Lost Key and no code — Rodface, Sun May 25, 2008 2:03 pm
Re: Lost Key and no code — Rodface, Sun May 25, 2008 1:41 pm