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Old 10-27-05, 08:02 AM
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locksmiths? Thule/Yakima key cluster

OK so I got all these car rack things goin' on and it's all Thule and it's all keyed the same so there's only one extra key on the chain and it does it all on all the vehicles. But...there's a Yakima ski carrier that fits both cars and it creates an extra key. I know that the locksets aren't interchangeable but I'm wondering if there is a way to get a pair of Yakima cylinders that my Thule key will operate. I would somehow need to cross reference the Thule code and find out what the equivalent Yakima code is. Or could a locksmith rekey the Yakima cyclinders I have to another code? Or could a locksmith create a key that would operate both without modifying the cyclinders?
My keychain is outa control and it already looks like I gotta ccoconut in my pocket when my keys are in there.
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Old 10-27-05, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by CPW
OK so I got all these car rack things goin' on and it's all Thule and it's all keyed the same so there's only one extra key on the chain and it does it all on all the vehicles. But...there's a Yakima ski carrier that fits both cars and it creates an extra key. I know that the locksets aren't interchangeable but I'm wondering if there is a way to get a pair of Yakima cylinders that my Thule key will operate. I would somehow need to cross reference the Thule code and find out what the equivalent Yakima code is. Or could a locksmith rekey the Yakima cyclinders I have to another code? Or could a locksmith create a key that would operate both without modifying the cyclinders?
My keychain is outa control and it already looks like I gotta ccoconut in my pocket when my keys are in there.
Thx,
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Have you tried eliminating any of the other keys you have? If you can't get rid of them, I would break it into more than one keychain. Odds are, even if you actually do use all of them on a regular basis, you don't need them all at the same time. For instance, if you have ones for work put those on a separate keychain. Obviously, some of them you will always need, such as your car (assuming you drive to work) and/or house keys, so it might be beneficial to dupe those keys that would go on multiple keychains . . .
I did this with my keys recently: I removed they keys associated with my parents house (5 in total). Of course, you have to then be more mindful of which keys you have with you at any particular time. Another example, I have an extra set that I use specifically for when I go out on my bike. It is just my one house key, and my Car key. This way I can put it in my jersey without it weighing me down too much.

Damn, now I need to audit my keychain again . . . It looks like I'll be losing some weight when I get home. I have a key to my office drawers, which I never lock, so I'll just take it off and keep it in the key hole. Key to 'the club', which I haven't used in like a year. Key to my kryptonite u-lock. I haven't used this in about a year, and probably won't because its the old model. RSA keyfob, I've been hanging on to this because there was a time when I needed to use it a lot. I'll probably attach it to my work badge now. There . . . I just reduced my keychain by half . . . I feel so much better now
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Old 10-27-05, 09:59 PM
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Spoke to a locksmith today. He said if the Thule key goes into the Yakima cylinder, he can probably rekey it so the Thule key will operate everything. Sweet! 1 key for all car racks and all carriers.
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Old 10-29-05, 07:45 AM
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Dropped off the stuff and locksmith confirmed that the Yakima cyclinders can be rekeyed so the Thule key will work all. $20. Great news (I thought) for folks with mixed racks.
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Originally Posted by CPW
My keychain is outa control and it already looks like I gotta ccoconut in my pocket when my keys are in there.CPW
Don't that suck! I've often thought that the worst thing that thieves steal from you isn't your stuff, it's your peace of mind. They turn you into a prisoner of your own possessions.
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