Locked keys in trunk


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Locked keys in trunk

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I just bought a 1800 with the remote fob and all the other bells and whistles. Still trying to figure out everything. Guess what? When you unlock the trunk using the fob and put the keys in the trunk, the trunk is still locked!
You guessed it... I locked the keys in the trunk. I looked through Goldwing docs and didn't find anything on unlocking the 1800 trunk, and didn't know if the 1500 procedure was the same.
So I fiddled around with a screwdriver, worried, and prayed (yes, I'm a minister). Then I remembered I had an old Slim Jim that I used to help people unlock car doors. I slid it in under the trunk latch and pop, it worked. God does answer prayers!



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Good to know. I do not have the remote fob on my key ring. I keep it in my jacket pocket.
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I never thought about that. Thanks for the idea!

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I had a spare key made and keep it in my wallet.
Oh, and here's a little tidbit of info......good 'ol Mother Honda decided they were going to "keep things safe for us" and after unlocking using the remote, the trunk will re-lock in about a minute if you don't start the bike before that. I wish there was a way to bypass that really annoying "feature".
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Steve F wrote:I had a spare key made and keep it in my wallet.
I think I am going to do that before next riding season. I have never locked my keys in anything, but talking about it tends to bring on the curse, dontcha think? Hahaha.
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I always have a spare key but I hide it on the bike. Several places you can hide it without needing a key to get to it. I have taped one to the post black metal bracket that holds the battery in, I have taped one to the top on the inside of a passenger pouch, or just put one in the bottom of the pouch and cover it.
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I didn't know that a slim jim would work. Valuable info. Thanks. I had that happen once about 75 miles from home and the wifey had to bring the spare. I have read that there is some way to trip it but it may have involved taking off one of the saddlebags, I just can't remember.

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Red Ron wrote:I didn't know that a slim jim would work. Valuable info. Thanks. I had that happen once about 75 miles from home and the wifey had to bring the spare. I have read that there is some way to trip it but it may have involved taking off one of the saddlebags, I just can't remember.
Probably a good old coat hanger would work as well. I don't plan to have the chance of finding out! Spare key in secret place now.

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When I got my bike, it only came with one key.
So the first thing I did was have a couple of spares made.
One hangs on a hook at home and the other is hidden on
the bike....just in case.
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I put a piece of Velcro on my remote and just leave it in the left fairing pocket. Take it with me if I need to lock it up.

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The solution I use is I duct tape the spare key and lock fob in the front top of my boot. Many of us use the Sidi type higher boot and the shin protector top part doesn't fit tightly against the shin (at least not me) and I tape it there at the beginning of each trip. I also invested in a "D" clip that I have the working key/fob attached to, and I've made it a habit to hook it in a belt loop of my riding jeans every time I pull the key out of the ignition to the point where it is automatic now.

I'm not going anywhere without the boots on. Very rarely after settling in for the night do I have to go for food on the bike (I use boat shoes or sneakers for dinner walk). I try to avoid that anyway I can as I'm tired, and don't like riding in the dark when I'm spending 10 hours a day on the road for 7-10 days at a clip, just asking for trouble. Plus, 24ozs of ice cold draft bud light is so appealing after the dehydration of riding all day, food is optional. Whoops! I digress....

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Another good place to hide a key is behind the license plate on one of the mounting screws. Somebody has always screw driver.

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I also keep my spare key hidden on the bike. I don't carry my FOB and always lock the trunk with the key to avoid problems. I have considered using double face tape and securing the FOB to the top of the passenger storage compartment and just reaching in to push the buttons.

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Here's a device I made out of a coat hanger when a buddy locked his key in his trunk. It went straight up from the release and popped it open.
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Postby Steve F » Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:25 pm

I had a spare key made and keep it in my wallet.
Oh, and here's a little tidbit of info......good 'ol Mother Honda decided they were going to "keep things safe for us" and after unlocking using the remote, the trunk will re-lock in about a minute if you don't start the bike before that. I wish there was a way to bypass that really annoying "feature".

I found that if you open the truck before it re-locks, it cancels the timer and will stay unlocked.....at least on my 2001.

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Post by bib »

Hello everyone!
My solution:
I disconnected the blue wire (+) that powers the trunk actuator.
The connector is located under the trunk.
Locking and unlocking remains in operation with the remote control.
Only the pop-up function is now inactive.
Be sure to check the connector and the color of the wire.
Colors may vary depending on your GoldWing model.
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I have flat foot pegs the bottom cover is removed with 2 Allen screws. I keep my key in there. The allen wrenching is kept in my pouch on the dash

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Malbo wrote:I have flat foot pegs the bottom cover is removed with 2 Allen screws. I keep my key in there. The allen wrenching is kept in my pouch on the dash
Wow, no one would ever think to look there! And I hope you don't forget it yourself ;)

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Malbo wrote:I have flat foot pegs the bottom cover is removed with 2 Allen screws. I keep my key in there. The allen wrenching is kept in my pouch on the dash
I think that is a much better idea than disabling one of your convenience systems (trunk opener) to keep anyone from using it.


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