GAS DOOR KEY


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GAS DOOR KEY

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Hey All. I thought you might want to see what I did about my Gas Door Key. First of all. I am constantly adjusting the Idle depending on the gas I put into it. I had a small ignition key made. But I was always forgetting it in there. Could have gotten my bike stolen many times. I went to my local RICE junk Hoarder place to change out there key system. No Luck. Went to Amazon and ordered a new one for $40. Changed it out. But wanted to come up with something other than a key being visible. I cut off the plastic key cover thing with a hacksaw to make it smaller. Then I cut off 2 black plastic shims. Traced the key onto one half. Got my Dremel and shaved a footprint into it. Then 2 part epoxy into my vice, Then the next day Sanded it to hide the seems. Then Sprayed it black. I think it came out pretty good.












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Hi! Justto share I did the similar thing to my Victory key. I got a duplicated on saw the plastic head off, take a whisky cork plactic cap, dig out the cork. Pour hot glue into the hole in the plastic cap. Plug in the key with head sawn off into the hot glue wait for it to cool and harden. Fit nicely and cover metal ignition switch on the left side of the engine. Most people do not know and can't see the key. I will post picture if require. Just found out I got no picture in the phone memory now. Bike is my tech guy. In for repair. I will do same thing for my GW soon
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My main goal was to have a key that is NOT the ignition key. Thats why I bought a complete mechanism. It's nice to be able to adjust the Idle on the fly at a light. Now I can just leave it in full time and not worry about someone stealing the bike. Totally worth $40 that I paid for it.
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Quite a few people have done the same thing but with a replacement radio knob. That way it matches nicely and is not likely to get snagged, but can still be operated with gloves on.

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Thats nice. If this one falls apart. I may do that. Thanks for the tip. I think the key is too long to do it with a knob. I'm thinking about grinding my plastic part down more to make it smaller
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Will try to post a photo when I got chance to visit my bike at the workshop tomorrow. Cheers
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BENJEE2112 wrote: Sun Apr 17, 2022 6:26 am I think the key is too long to do it with a knob.
Isn't that why grinders were made? ;)
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lol..... and Hacksaws


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