i know where my bike keys are


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i know where my bike keys are

Postby squirrel » Fri May 31, 2013 12:50 pm



so. replacing the overflow hose inside false tank.done that closed tank flap only to discover my keys are now locked inside .any ideas my spare is at work miles away and its 20oc now need to ride. i can't be the only one who has done this. you may now laugh



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Re: i know where my bike keys are

Postby virgilmobile » Fri May 31, 2013 1:40 pm

He he he snork.Wait I did that too.
As always...First remove the seat..then the shelter...
The rest should be obvious.

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Re: i know where my bike keys are

Postby themainviking » Fri May 31, 2013 2:52 pm

Nope - Have not done that yet... HAWWWWWWW, snork, <snicker> Sorry for your luck, but it has accomplished one good thing. I will never do it now. Thank you sir.

Sorry I laughed... to you it ain't much funny. I have been having a really bad day, and you brought a ray of sunshine into it. Thank you for that also.
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Re: i know where my bike keys are

Postby Mag » Fri May 31, 2013 5:49 pm

I bet there was an "Oh sh....." after that one, and probably right after closing the gas door.

Thx for that smile, I do appreciate...

Hmmm, still have not found my 10mm wrench over the winter, I know it is in the bike somewhere, lol.

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Re: i know where my bike keys are

Postby squirrel » Fri May 31, 2013 6:46 pm

fyi removing the false tank flap the two bolts have nuts underneath .i've lost one somewhere on the engine .i thought they were soldered . their not. so 1 missing nut and no keys. such a simple job ( not) and i have had a wing for over 5 years. live and learn

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Re: i know where my bike keys are

Postby golden highway » Fri May 31, 2013 6:59 pm

A screwdriver and a large hammer will do the trick :D

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Re: i know where my bike keys are

Postby redial » Fri May 31, 2013 8:49 pm

Have you ever thought of getting a spare key cut and putting it into one of those magnetic boxes made for holding keys, and then fastening it to the frame, just so that you can enjoy the warm riding weather some more?

For my car, I get a cheap key cut, one without the chip, but will still open the door, and attach it to the body. Then I place a real key with a chip inside the car, so that when I get into the car, I then have a key to start it.

You never know when you are going to provide entertainment to your fellow humans :lol:
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Re: i know where my bike keys are

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:58 am

Yup. I have always had a spare key zip-tied to a secret place on my bike for this very reason.

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Re: i know where my bike keys are

Postby saltmar14 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:36 pm

some frames are aluminum not magnetic, i carry an extra key in my riding pants pocket so i can open my glove box with out having to shut engine off.

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Re: i know where my bike keys are

Postby SKMURDOCK » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:15 am

Years ago, I had a spare "credit card" key made at the northern California AAA affiliate for my pickup after being locked out one too many times. The "key" fit in my wallet and so was always with me and came in handy a few times.

Apparently they are also available at locksmiths, hardware stores that make keys, etc.

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Re: i know where my bike keys are

Postby stitch0852 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:23 pm

I always put the key back in the ignition when filling so I don't run into this and I keep a second key in my pocket because I want to lock/unlock the back with the engine running so I don't have to shut it off.

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Re: i know where my bike keys are

Postby Mag » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:01 pm

stitch0852 wrote:..... I keep a second key in my pocket because I want to lock/unlock the back with the engine running so I don't have to shut it off.


I do that so many times.....get the bike packed up.....start the bike, then "Damn!!!", my gloves are in the trunk, my vest is in the trunk, my sunglasses are in the trunk.....figure if I ever forgot my brain, lol....

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Re: i know where my bike keys are

Postby stitch0852 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:34 am

So did I, that is why the spare. :D

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Re: i know where my bike keys are

Postby bjatwood » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:44 pm

WingAdmin wrote:Yup. I have always had a spare key zip-tied to a secret place on my bike for this very reason.


GREAT idea, I will do this tonight also! Spare keys do NOT do any good hanging on a key rack at home when you need them when your away :D

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Re: i know where my bike keys are

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:06 pm

One time I went down to get a six pack of beer at the store to drink while watching the Chiefs play and I parked the bike out front of the store, went inside and I put my beer into the rear box and started looking for my keys...where in the World did they go????? WTF... I went back inside to see if I left them on the counter, nope....Hummmm not in my pockets, What the fudge....I spend 20 minutes combing the area finally I looked down in the shelter area and I could see my wooden key chain emblem...I have no idea how they got down there...And no I did have any beer yet thank you very much,,just stupidity is all.... :lol:

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Re: i know where my bike keys are

Postby vtxcandyred » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:23 am

SKMURDOCK wrote:Years ago, I had a spare "credit card" key made at the northern California AAA affiliate for my pickup after being locked out one too many times. The "key" fit in my wallet and so was always with me and came in handy a few times.

Apparently they are also available at locksmiths, hardware stores that make keys, etc.

I do this very thing too. One for each car and the bike. For the cars all they do is get me in the door it won't start the car, theres no chip inside it. I keep an extra in the little gas door cover thingy I have. Always there.




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