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    #16
    Most are *very* easy to pick - all the ones I have come across are only two tumblers and can be picked with very basic tools in literally seconds and I'm only somewhat adept at lockpicking

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    • abrightmd
      abrightmd commented
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      Want to update you here... I just took a thick paper clip as a pick with a little 45 degree angle on the end, and a sliver of metal from a pen cap and picked that lock open after about 3 minutes of YouTube watching here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2r07NN21vM

      Thanks for the suggestion! Never tried to pick a lock in my life.

    #17
    Originally posted by abrightmd View Post
    I'm going to try my hand at lock picking but if anyone out there has a 001 lock number on their Panasonic battery (mine is a 52v Dolphin), I'd love to work out some way to get a copy. We lost our keys during a moving purge of boxes :(
    Thanks in advance! I'll pay for all the trouble and copying/mailing of course.
    I've got a "D001" for my Shark pack. Looks like it a letter as well as a number.

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    • abrightmd
      abrightmd commented
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      I don't see a letter designation but I'll post a picture down below. If you think it looks similar and it's not too much hassle I'd love to try the key.

    #18
    As suggested by AZguy up there, I just picked the lock with no skills and 3m of YouTube watching using a paperclip and a piece of metal from a pen cap. Crazy. Great suggestion that just saved me a lot of grief.

    I'd love to someday be able to lock that thing with a key again.
    Below is my lock. I don't see a letter designation. If anyone has the same lock code and would be willing to send me a key, please let me know, I'll get it copied and send it back or follow whatever protocol you prefer.

    Thanks again.

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      #19
      abrightmd, mine definitely has a D in front of the numbers. I checked my other pack and it has a letter in front as well. They also have a spring gate that covers the key slot. Must be different lock types. Sorry.

      From your note above, it looks like you were able to pick the lock. Good for you!
      Last edited by mtm408; 09-03-2020, 08:45 AM.

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      • abrightmd
        abrightmd commented
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        Got it, thanks for checking!

      #20
      Originally posted by abrightmd View Post
      As suggested by AZguy up there, I just picked the lock with no skills and 3m of YouTube watching using a paperclip and a piece of metal from a pen cap. Crazy. Great suggestion that just saved me a lot of grief....
      Going to move on to more difficult locks for fun? Click image for larger version

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      Decades ago I was traveling in CA and some buddies wanted to go out shooting and my gun was all legal and locked in a box with one of those master tumbler padlocks but I had forgotten the key... Asked my buddy to see if his sis or ma had some hair pins and amazed them when I opened the lock in about two seconds - took me longer to bend the hair pins... they accused me of faking it so I locked it again and showed them it was real Click image for larger version

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      It's a good skill to have... When I was out with my real estate guy last summer looking for shops he couldn't get into one of them and he asked me if I could pick locks... I sort of hmm'ed and haw'ed, said I might have seen it once or twice... he pulled out a lock pick set and I couldn't resist at that point... opened it in about five seconds... didn't move into that spot but if I had I would have replaced those locks!

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        #21
        I know this is an old thread, but does anybody happen to have a key marked 021? We have also lost keys and would happily pay somebody to make copies.

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          #22
          I don't see one in my stash

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            #23
            Hi all, I just picked up a used Catrike that was configured by Utah Trikes. The Shark style battery came without the key to lock onto the receiver. The key number is 011 stamped on the face. Anyone have a source for this key?

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            • AZguy
              AZguy commented
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              I'll check but I doubt I have one

              As mentioned they're silly easy to pick if need be

              If you can't find the proper key you can use it unlocked as long as you strap it to the bike which you should do anyway

              Only way I know of to "replace" the lock is to get a new case... they are inexpensive though (last time I bought one it was ~$20-30) and not hard to swap

            #24
            Thanks, It is not locked now. I'll have to figure a way to secure it for riding as it sits under the seat on a recumbent trike. It is only about 4 inches between battery and ground.

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            #25
            Hello! May I join the lost battery key club? I've just bought a great used bike, but the previous owner lost the battery key. As best I can tell, it's a Reention Shark 2.5 case. The lock is labeled A029.

            The battery slide is stiff enough that we'll have to pick the lock to get it to a locksmith. I see on another thread that Toyota Cole T020 blanks might fit Shark battery cases, but I have no key to copy.

            Any suggestions?

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            • AZguy
              AZguy commented
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              Picking these locks is very easy so clearly that's where you start

              My best guess is that it would be expensive to re-key and maybe not worth it... Voile straps could most likely make it secure and might be a good idea regardless. I don't think the locks do much to prevent theft anyway, with sharks it's silly easy to just steal the battery mount and all...

            #26
            Unfortunately I have to join this group of lost keys, I have a Luna cycle shark battery with a lock code 100 and a Dolphin with the lock code of 285. My husband lost the key ring with both and some bike rack keys on it.
            I have an adaptive mountain bike and the dolphin battery is locked on, called a couple locksmith in my area but none said they could help.
            If someone has a key with those codes I would deeply appreciate any help.
            Not being able to remove the battery makes it harder for me to load my bike onto the bike rack.

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            • AZguy
              AZguy commented
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              I've got a bunch of keys but none with those numbers

              These locks are extremely easy to pick tho. Any locksmith worth their salt should be able to in very short order if you bring the bike to them - if they take even two minutes they are just making it look harder lol. Should be a few seconds with the proper tools that any decent locksmith will have.

              If you want to save a few bucks and the trip to the locksmith, I understand you may not know someone with the skillset, but if you know someone that wants an easy challenge, there's enough data on the webs to guide someone that's willing to take a stab at it...

              They really are super easy to pick...

              Once picked you'll have them in the unlocked state and so will need to a set of straps to make sure the battery stays firmly seated - not doing this can destroy the contacts

            • ncmired
              ncmired commented
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              What he wrote ...

              I'm sorry, but I don't have those key numbers. either. Instead of trying to get a locksmith to create a new key, you could employ them to rake, pick, and unlock the locks. Or try using a $5 rake pick yourself, as the locks are rather low-security. Once unlocked, you could use Velcro straps to hold them on the battery trays. Sorry, that's not the best/most straightforward solution.
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