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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 2005, 5:43 pm Thread Starter
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Where can you hide a spare key?

I've wondered what I would do if I lost the key I put in my pocket. Where's a good place to hide one on the bike? I guess under the seat is out. Any nooks or crannies that'll serve? And Happy New Year. Bill

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 2005, 6:04 pm
 
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Key hiding places

I have heard of hiding one inside the turn signal housing, 'course bike thieves probably have heard of that too.
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 2005, 6:11 pm
 
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Your wallet. That's why you got one small/short key without the molded rubber cover....when/if you bought your bike new....from the dealer. You always carry your wallet, right?
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 2005, 6:23 pm Thread Starter
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Do bike thieves commonly poke around a bike looking for a key?

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Both my ridding jackets have a inside zippered pocket I carry my spare key in.

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Your wallet. That's why you got one small/short key without the molded rubber cover....when/if you bought your bike new....from the dealer. You always carry your wallet, right?
Ahhh, so that's what that key is for...thx for the tip!
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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 2005, 8:29 pm
 
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Hiding your key

Answers so far are good and well-reasoned.

I hide a key on my bike for different reasons. I'm not worried about thugs stealing my bike--such worries are unproductive. It will happen or it won't. And it wil kill me. So......

I hide a spare key because I go on road trips, usually 10 day deals. I know I could lose a key. This is well-proven. Therefore I do this:

I clean my fairing well with the usual cleaning agents. I'm talking about the right-hand outside cowling. Just aft of the steering column/gas tank opening
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Under the lip, between the gas tank and the fairing you can reach down and up. Tape your key there with duct tape.
Mine's been there for three years. I check it each year. No rust.

I used to put it in a Ziplock bag before taping....that was on my car. The key rusted off to rust hell. It was a BMW car and BMW key.


Never will be without a key this way, even if you stagger out of the bar with no wallet and a bleeding nose. If they've stolen your bike, well, a gross of spare keys will get you nowhere.

What's the key?

Ensure that the spare key is where it should be before each ride.

What could go wrong?


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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 2005, 8:33 pm
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Another spot is taped to the inside of the cover on the back of the headlight.

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Bill,

I bought a used 98 two years ago and found a great spot. PM me and I will give you the details. Wouldn't be a great spot if posted for all to see.

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Bill,
Wouldn't be a great spot if posted for all to see.
I wondered if anyone would think of that. remember that these discussion threads will show up on google searches. --Jerry
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