This is what I was thinking , my Kawi dealer couldn't even cut me a key bringing my key into them. This is probably less expensive and faster than trying to get keys from the dealer.you have nothing to worry about. I am a locksmith and make keys for bikes all the time. Call a good automotive locksmith in your area and he will pick open the gas tank and make a key for the ignition. The gas cap has fewer waffers than the ignition and he will progress the missing cuts to make the key. There may be a code stamped on the inside of the gas cap to make a key from it.
Come on LLoyd .... that was just an excuse to go for a 30 mile rideJust a note for everybody - I had trouble here in Columbus finding a place to get a MC key cut. I called every dealer - all makes - and had no luck. When I was about to give up, though, a guy told me of a hardware store about 30 miles out of town that could cut MC keys. A small hardware store in a small town, and for about $2/each, I had spare keys.
So, ask around locally and call those small hardware stores!
I just bought a used 2006 vulcan 1500, and it only came with one key, so I've been calling around trying to figure out how to get some spares - much harder than I would have thought! as somebody already posted, most of the dealers around only sell the key blanks, and you have to take them to a locksmith. but so far, I've called half a dozen and none of them can make the key. The only place I have found so far around Atlanta that can make a key is a dealership about an hour outside of the city.
As for being able to reverse engineer a key from the VIN, I was told by one dealer that is possible for Hondas but not Kawasakis...