Keys for tool boxes and fork lock
Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police models
I extracted this information from Fred Sahms off of the old Topica Loopframe_Guzzi news group (which has now moved to Yahoo!) AND from Duane Ausherman's website AND from the Moto Guzzi National Owners Club (MGNOC) publication
Tips for Guzzis, Volume II AND from Charlie Mullendore of Antietam Classic Cycle in a private e-mail.
The locks for the tool boxes and fork lock were made by Neiman (German company). I've not tried these key blank cross-references, but I believe them to be correct.
- Curtis MC44
- Dominion SR61N
- ESP N2M
- Ilco V06
- JMA NE-6
- Silca NE5
- Taylor B69K
Cut your own blanks
If you have an original Neiman key, a copy, or a key code, you can cut your own blanks. Here is how to decipher the code from a key.
- Each number in the code represents the depth of the cut that is to be made. 5 is no cut at all. 0 is the deepest cut. The first number represents the cut nearest to the portion of the key that is held by the hand. Not all keys have 6 digits.
- So, using the first key shown below, we have:
- 1 - a deep cut almost to the slot
- 2 - not quite as deep as a 1
- 4 - a very tiny cut
- 2 - equal to the previous
- 5 - no cut at all
- 0 - a deep cut clear to the slot; this one happens to be at the end of the key