Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Misplaced Texan in Hunterdon County, NJ
The Axxess 27 key is identical to the OEM Honda key. The Axxess 27R is the one with the shorter grooves. I believe if you check, the 27R WILL operate everything including the ignition (i.e. start the bike) but it WILL NOT operate the fork lock because of the shorter grooves. The shorter grooves will not allow the key to be pushed down far enough to engage/disengage the fork lock. As mentioned above, there are other key manufacturers that make blanks which fit the GL1800, but be aware of the difference in the groove lengths. Compare it to your OEM key if you want it to be able to operate the fork lock.
Here is a list of some of the key blanks that will work on the GL1800:
-- Jim --