lock on the false tank, would like a push button option


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lock on the false tank, would like a push button option

Postby Gr8Heath » Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:03 pm



ok, I am a big bike enthusiast, also a large 2nd admendmet supporter. what I would like to do is place a small handgun in the storage area of the false tank. of course I can do that now, I'll just have to use a key to open it. does anyone know of a way to remove the lock and install a "push button" opening option for quick access? or even the Same idea to the right locked compartment?



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Re: lock on the false tank, would like a push button option

Postby SKMURDOCK » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:22 am

My suggestion, which will cost a few bucks, is to find a good locksmith. While anybody with reasonable mechanical apptitude could probably make it happen, that is likely after much of your time spent wandering the aisles of a hardware store, or three, seeing what will work, etc.

A locksmith probably has the hardware to do the job, and at least with my local smith, I could either buy the hardware and install it myself, or have them do the job for me.

I like your idea. Please keep the forum updated on your progress.

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Re: lock on the false tank, would like a push button option

Postby framickie » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:32 am

my dumb question, from Australia, WHY would you want or need to carry a (concealed) gun on a bike ride.
is there a need for it there?

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Re: lock on the false tank, would like a push button option

Postby framickie » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:31 pm

I apologise to Gr8Heath for my previous post, my personal views/opinion are not relevent to your question or this site
and I apologise to Wingadmin for my missuse of this FANTASTIC forum

I hope you find the answer to your question and make your ride as perfect as you desire

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Re: lock on the false tank, would like a push button option

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:20 pm

I agree - any competent locksmith will have exactly the piece of hardware you require to do what you're looking for.

Framickie - no worries, I know the issue of guns can be polarizing. It is common practice in America to carry firearms concealed in your vehicle, or on your person. That is our best line of defense against those of the criminal element who do the same. I also know that in countries where gun ownership is not as prevalent as it is in the US, that the concept of everyday carry of firearms can seem bizarre or outlandish.

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Re: lock on the false tank, would like a push button option

Postby saltydog » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:12 am

This is not an original idea, but I read in some forum, maybe this one, about using a spare key, cut to the right length and then epoxied into a knob that would be left in the lock cylinder. Of course, it could be removed, when necessary, for security purposes.

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Re: lock on the false tank, would like a push button option

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:33 am

saltydog wrote:This is not an original idea, but I read in some forum, maybe this one, about using a spare key, cut to the right length and then epoxied into a knob that would be left in the lock cylinder. Of course, it could be removed, when necessary, for security purposes.


I remember seeing this as well. He used a spare radio knob, and epoxied the key into it. When installed, it looked like just another radio knob, matching the knobs on the radio below.

Ah, here it is - same thing done on a GL1800:





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Re: lock on the false tank, would like a push button option

Postby Gr8Heath » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:44 am

The epoxied key is an interesting option that i had not thought of. And it looked very well done.

My concern comes from a common occurance where I am from. If for instance, someone has a breakdown at night, a "good" samaratan pulls over to help you. He is actually, what we in the gun world refer to as interviewing you for weakness, and then attacks you for anything you might have. And I ride through some "iffy" areas on my way to work at night.

Its better to carry a tool that you may never need than to need a tool that you never carry! thats just my 2 cents

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Re: lock on the false tank, would like a push button option

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:50 am

Gr8Heath wrote:The epoxied key is an interesting option that i had not thought of. And it looked very well done.

My concern comes from a common occurance where I am from. If for instance, someone has a breakdown at night, a "good" samaratan pulls over to help you. He is actually, what we in the gun world refer to as interviewing you for weakness, and then attacks you for anything you might have. And I ride through some "iffy" areas on my way to work at night.

Its better to carry a tool that you may never need than to need a tool that you never carry! thats just my 2 cents


In my personal opinion, a firearm hidden in a compartment in your vehicle is a distant second in preference to one carried on your person. In a holster on your person, it's always readily at hand, can be produced surreptitiously, and is never out of reach.

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Re: lock on the false tank, would like a push button option

Postby Gr8Heath » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:24 am

WingAdmin wrote:
Gr8Heath wrote:The epoxied key is an interesting option that i had not thought of. And it looked very well done.

My concern comes from a common occurance where I am from. If for instance, someone has a breakdown at night, a "good" samaratan pulls over to help you. He is actually, what we in the gun world refer to as interviewing you for weakness, and then attacks you for anything you might have. And I ride through some "iffy" areas on my way to work at night.

Its better to carry a tool that you may never need than to need a tool that you never carry! thats just my 2 cents


In my personal opinion, a firearm hidden in a compartment in your vehicle is a distant second in preference to one carried on your person. In a holster on your person, it's always readily at hand, can be produced surreptitiously, and is never out of reach.



I agree completely. This project is for a secondary sidearm, and or other equip. However, there are a few benefits of reaching for a sidearm in a non traditional location, in certain situations that is.
Anyway, didn't mean to lead us away from the topic, it's just not that often that my only hobbies come together.

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Re: lock on the false tank, would like a push button option

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:26 am

Gr8Heath wrote:I agree completely. This project is for a secondary sidearm, and or other equip. However, there are a few benefits of reaching for a sidearm in a non traditional location, in certain situations that is.
Anyway, didn't mean to lead us away from the topic, it's just not that often that my only hobbies come together.


No problem - for whatever reason, perhaps because the demographics for both users align, I've noticed over the years that a large majority of Goldwing owners also tend to be gun owners. Perhaps I should start a "Goldwings and Guns" area. :)

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Re: lock on the false tank, would like a push button option

Postby landisr » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:32 am

WingAdmin:

Great idea about the modified key knob.

Your idea for a new 'board is interesting :) but it might steal 'business' from these 2 wheel 'boards. :D

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Re: lock on the false tank, would like a push button option

Postby Possum51 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:07 am

Great idea with the epxoied key, might look into this myself. As far as carrying a weapon, as stated before, its better to have it and never need it than on the one time you really needed it and not have it. I have a permit, but here in the state of Georgia your vehicle is considerd an extension of your home and having a gun on (in) it does not require a permit.


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