Push Button for storage


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controlu
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Push Button for storage

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The gas filler door needs a key to open it, but there are aftermarket push buttons that eliminate the need for a key. Has anyone seen the same thing for the right side fairing pocket? If I want something locked up I can use the saddle bag or trunk. I'd like to utilize the pocket when going down the road and not need to stop, shut off the engine.


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There are push button locks in various sizes. I don't remember seeing anyone do that so you might have to research a part number that has the right dimensions and let the rest of us know.

But....

A number of guys have made key knobs. Get a replacement key made, cut off part of the key ring end and epoxy into a common black knob. Leave inserted all the time or remove if you want the added security.
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I saw a post a few weeks back where someone did take the lock off and replaced it with a push button but of course I can't find it now or remember where I saw it. But as Andy said most ride just make a key knob for the fuel and storage pocket doors. Easy to do.
here is one on my 97 SE gas flap


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Cut a key down, mount in bottle cap or matching radio knob and boom, your in on the fly.

I have done this with all my wings, no need to take key out (or shut down electronics ) at gas stops either.
you can go exactly .4 miles with the petcock turned off.


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Great idea! Thanks folks.
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In my opinion the cut off key knobs are the way to go. One advantage is if you park and want to lock something in your left pocket (center pocket for you 12-17 guys), you can just remove the key knob and put it in your pocket or lock it in the trunk. I just made key knobs for my 08 and my buddies 16. Two radio knobs and a couple of spare keys, and you're in business for less than $20. Cruiseman has a YouTube video on how to make them. One thing I will suggest from personal experience is I used quick set JB Weld instead of Gorilla Glue. I'm not a fan of teh way Gorilla Glue expands when it dries; in this case it it could interfere with how the key knob fits. Here's the video;



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