How to unlock a GL1500 trunk without keys


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Re: How to unlock a GL1500 trunk without keys

Post by toanogreen » Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:40 pm



I just happened to stumble onto this topic. All of these ideas and methods are great. I never even thought about the concept of locking my key in the trunk, and of course, it will happen next week! Truth be told, I hardly ever lock my trunk. But times aren't what they use to be and people do just about anything. I will probably go with the duct tape and a spare key hidden somewhere on the bike. I'm not the best in trying to remove or grab something without messing something up else.

Great ideas!



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Re: How to unlock a GL1500 trunk without keys

Post by jdtetoit » Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:54 am

Guilty as charged, did the dummy thing yesterday. Not paying attention Duh




Now I have this (and a 3 1/2" hole in the bottom of my trunk ) which coincidentally is right above my license plate bulb ( silver lining on a cloudy day).

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Re: How to unlock a GL1500 trunk without keys

Post by BENJEE2112 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:16 pm

EVERYTIME I CHECK IN ON THIS SITE I'M AMAZED. "BRILLIANT" WINDMAN. I SAW YOU ON YOU TUBE WHEN I WAS LOOKING SOMETHING UP. IMMEDIATELY HUNG UP AND CAME HERE TO CHECK ON IT.
I WAS WONDERING IF I HAD TO TAKE MY SADDLES OFF OF MY "NEW TO ME" 95 1500I TO GET TO MY BATTERY.I JUST HAD TO TAKE THE SEAT OFF FIRST TO MAKE IT EASIER TO REMOVE THE SIDE COVER.THEN SAW THIS. TOO COOL!! A WHILE BACK I LOST MY KEYS AT THE BEACH. AND COULD HAVE USED THIS KNOWLEDGE. THANKFULLY I TRACED MY STEPS BACK AND FOUND THEM. I'M GOING WITH THE DUCK TAPE ON BACK OF THE PLATE. ALREADY DID THAT JUST NOW. i'M ALSO GOING TO KEEP ONE UNDER BLACK TAPE IN THE TRUNK UNDER THE CARPET AS A BACKUP IF THE DUCK QUACKS AND FALLS OFF..THANKS AGAIN GUYS....BENJEE

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Re: How to unlock a GL1500 trunk without keys

Post by SlowTyper » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:32 am

It seems to me that there are plenty of places to hide a spare key. My preference is a location that requires removing some screws to get to it. That way it will never fall out, nor be seen by anyone snooping around. And you can always borrow a screwdriver to access your spare key (since your own tools will no doubt be locked up!).

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Re: How to unlock a GL1500 trunk without keys

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:59 am

SlowTyper wrote:It seems to me that there are plenty of places to hide a spare key. My preference is a location that requires removing some screws to get to it. That way it will never fall out, nor be seen by anyone snooping around. And you can always borrow a screwdriver to access your spare key (since your own tools will no doubt be locked up!).
My hidden spare key was hidden with the thought that I would be in the most desolate, inhospitable place imaginable, with no access to tools. :) It does require some disassembly of the bike to get to, and the use of a knife (which I always carry with me), but it's definitely never falling out, nor can you see it (or find it) without first knowing what to take apart.

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Re: How to unlock a GL1500 trunk without keys

Post by Uncle J » Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:29 am

I just keep an extra key in my wallet.

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Re: How to unlock a GL1500 trunk without keys

Post by Bikeguru » Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:27 am

Just keep a spare set of keys somewhere on your bike or person

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Re: How to unlock a GL1500 trunk without keys

Post by jdtetoit » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:42 am

My turn at this wasnt about losing keys it was about disassembling the rear trunk and not reading and understanding ALL the instructions like making sure the bits and pieces are where they need to be when your finished.

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Re: How to unlock a GL1500 trunk without keys

Post by joeincalif » Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:09 am

You can tape a spare key to the bracket that holds the battery in place. All you have to do is take the side cover to get to it and that doesn't require any tools. Put a small piece of carpet on the bottom of one of the passenger pockets and tape the key under the carpet. I wouldn't worry about anyone snooping in pockets on your bike. Seems kind of unlikely to me, but I guess it could happen.
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Re: How to unlock a GL1500 trunk without keys

Post by biggestbrian01 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:20 pm

that's such a great idea. I will get it done now.

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Re: How to unlock a GL1500 trunk without keys

Post by Sandman27 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:55 pm

Great article saved my insanity



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