Solution to a spare key


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curtm
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Solution to a spare key

Post by curtm » Sat May 19, 2018 7:30 am



My solution, cut a Spare key off, screw on SS castle nut and leave it in the fuel door, never be without a key

99% of people would never know its a key, and it looks cool, and i hate taking my ignition key out to fuel up

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Re: Solution to a spare key

Post by minimac » Sat May 19, 2018 6:38 pm

Good idea, I like it. Thanks.

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Re: Solution to a spare key

Post by NOVAwing » Sat May 19, 2018 6:51 pm

Great idea until you or some one else sheers that key off in your fuel door. Real easy for that to happen. Then no fuel....

I would not do this ever. Make a second key and attach it inside a saddlebag or just carry it on you for accessing fuel door, much safer.

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Re: Solution to a spare key

Post by curtm » Sat May 19, 2018 8:02 pm

Would be very hard to shear off, the bottom of the nut is less than a 1/4" from the top of the fuel lid, Maybe not a good idea for some , Works for me
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Re: Solution to a spare key

Post by MikeB » Sat May 19, 2018 9:58 pm

I use a radio knob. I cut the key and epoxy it into an OEM knob. It can not be used to open the trunk or fairing locked lid and can not be used in the ignition but if you lose a key you can take the short key to a locksmith to have him cut you a new one.
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Re: Solution to a spare key

Post by dingdong » Sun May 20, 2018 8:10 am

MikeB wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 9:58 pm
I use a radio knob. I cut the key and epoxy it into an OEM knob. It can not be used to open the trunk or fairing locked lid and can not be used in the ignition but if you lose a key you can take the short key to a locksmith to have him cut you a new one.

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Re: Solution to a spare key

Post by joeincalif » Mon May 28, 2018 9:21 am

curtm, you need to cut the key shorter so it fits closer to the fuel door.
I used a radio know also. Pain in the rear to take the key out to gas up. If you cut it where it is flat with the lid there is nothing to hit to brake it off. I made them for the saddle bags on my Concours 1400


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Re: Solution to a spare key

Post by AZgl1800 » Mon May 28, 2018 9:28 am

i'm old school.

i have a spare key with a long tether string on it, stuffed down into the bottom of my riding pants...
it always stays there, year 'round.

that way, it is never "locked in the trunk" :lol:


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