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    I've seen some interesting places to hide a KEY.

    For those of you who don't know what a KEY is.

    it was a metal thingy, used to start a motorcycle. (no batteries required!)

    I was replacing the mirror boots on my new bike, and found this under the left boot.

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    How long was it there is the question?

    The previous owner didn't know it was there.

    We had a good chuckle after I called to ask?
    ************************************************** *******
    You may not like the truth but that don't change it!

    When Life hands you a Curve - Lean into it!!.

    Maker of the 01-17 GL1800
    "Rocky Tree & Comfort Risers".


  • #2
    Ha, ha, try doing that on an 01-17 Wing and you'll never see the key again unless it slides of the top of the motor as you're riding!
    Martin

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    • Rocky
      Rocky commented
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      Naww. just wrap it in paper towels,and stuff it in the mirror cavity.(paper towels won't let it fall into the "Black hole". lol

  • #3
    I have two keys hidden on my '04 and I see them every once and a while when working on the bike. Over the years I've used one twice and the only bad thing is it sticks in the key slot from the duc tape goo, but cleans up fine with a little brake cleaner.
    '04 Titanium ABS
    Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3 ZP 195-55-16
    Bridgestone BT-45 130/70-18
    Member - E. CLAMPUS VITUS
    Free Grazer IBA #22990
    NRA, Elks, and too many others
    Yuma, AZ

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    • Rocky
      Rocky commented
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      I only have the ign & covered Fob, on the ign key ring.(So the keys don't beat up the paint)

      I have a spare key on my house key ring, so i'm never with two keys while riding on the bike. (lol)

  • #4
    When we're traveling, my spare is on my wife's key ring.
    2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
    USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
    US Four Corner Ride https://clayusmcret.blogspot.com/
    2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
    2015 NC to UT/NV Ride https://2015nvride.blogspot.com/

    50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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    • Rocky
      Rocky commented
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      Clay, you have a wife that doesn't loose her keys.
      Mine, not so much so. that's why I CMA. (lol)

  • #5
    I stuck a spare key to the back side of one of the plastic parts (in a spot only I know) by squishing it into a blob of silicone seal.
    If I ever need it, just scrape off the silicone and re-silicone it when I get home.
    It's been there for years. Luckily I haven't needed it yet.
    George, High in the hills of Jersey!

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    • #6
      A real simple way to attach a hidden key, would be to use a reuseable ty-wrap. (No mess,no fuss)

      https://www.homedepot.com/p/Cambridg...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

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      ************************************************** *******
      You may not like the truth but that don't change it!

      When Life hands you a Curve - Lean into it!!.

      Maker of the 01-17 GL1800
      "Rocky Tree & Comfort Risers".

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      • RoadRat
        RoadRat commented
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        That is what I've used for many many years on all my bikes.

    • #7
      I have always carried a spare in my wallet.
      2005 ABS Gold Wing
      1982 Yamaha XS 650SJ
      AMA Life Member

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      • #8
        Originally posted by dkebrd View Post
        I have always carried a spare in my wallet.
        That's a good place right up until you the drop the trunk lid with your wallet inside.
        '04 Titanium ABS
        Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3 ZP 195-55-16
        Bridgestone BT-45 130/70-18
        Member - E. CLAMPUS VITUS
        Free Grazer IBA #22990
        NRA, Elks, and too many others
        Yuma, AZ

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          ************************************************** *******
          You may not like the truth but that don't change it!

          When Life hands you a Curve - Lean into it!!.

          Maker of the 01-17 GL1800
          "Rocky Tree & Comfort Risers".

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          • #10
            I never put my wallet in the trunk
            2005 ABS Gold Wing
            1982 Yamaha XS 650SJ
            AMA Life Member

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            • kwthom
              kwthom commented
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              Not in my back pocket either.

            • Rocky
              Rocky commented
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              First thing my Chiro said. "Get that thing out of your back pocket"

            • kwthom
              kwthom commented
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              Yup. I think it only took me a couple of years to realize that wallet in my @** was really screwing me up on the bike.

              At the moto show years ago, ran into a company that makes & sells really thin wallets - Big Skinny.

              Got much of what I was carrying in a location here at home; only take what I really need these days. Much better!

          • #11
            Originally posted by dkebrd View Post
            I never put my wallet in the trunk
            • kwthom
              #10.1

              kwthom commented
              18 hours ago


              Not in my back pocket either.
            • Rocky
              #10.2

              Rocky commented
              17 hours ago


              First thing my Chiro said. "Get that thing out of your back pocket"
              • My chiropractor told me the same thing years ago.
                My wallet always goes in the trunk.
                Sitting on that lump was screwing up my back. Before I head out on the bike, I put a handful of folding money in my front pocket so I have money for gas or eats. The wallet gets buried in the trunk.
            George, High in the hills of Jersey!

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            • #12
              I do not carry a wallet, too bulky.

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