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post #1 of 37 Old 04-07-2011, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Just an FYI thread , the previous owner of my bike must have used a set of keys instead of just one and scratched up the bottom part of the dash



So today i made a key guard to cover up the ugliness using some aluminum flat stock i had around the garage (i suppose you could use just about anything though)


A little cutting, sanding , painting and some double sided tape and no more ugly marks







There is something i noticed while working on the bike today , does anyone know what this little stash hole is used for !!!?
I don't know if it's there to hold maps or if there was something mounted but the PO removed it.


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post #2 of 37 Old 04-07-2011, 12:05 PM
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Making any more?

That always seems to be the question for someone who makes something great that others want.

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I'd have to take the seat off and look but I think thats where the tool kit is on mine


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Nice! that looks badass. What did you use to cut? hacksaw? bandsaw?

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I WANT ONE!!! My bike is the same way. The PO had a set of keys and it's marked up just like yours... unfortunately, I do the same thing so it's not getting any better.



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....isn't one spot for the charcoal canister....and the other for the took kit. My bike came with neither.

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A friend of mine made me this:




I purchased the behind-the-counter "quick-release" key chain and it broke after just 3 days in my pocket. I then over-killed it and purchased a craftsman u-joint. My buddy seporated the u-joint (removing the block that connects the two ends) and turned it into a keychain disconnect. It works excellent and will never break.

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post #9 of 37 Old 04-07-2011, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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I wasn't planing to make anymore but if you guys are interested on making your own here are the dimensions i drew up to make it , it doesn't have to be aluminum , you could just cut a durable piece of rubber or plastic (it would be much easier) , carbon fiber sheet if you want a really cool look .


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Market your 'key protector' to Honda. lol

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....isn't one spot for the charcoal canister....and the other for the took kit. My bike came with neither.
Yes the tool kit is there ...what's a charcoal canister !!!? ..What does it do?

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Yes the tool kit is there ...what's a charcoal canister !!!? ..What does it do?
I think you're good, I believe those are for those suckers in California who have to worry about smog checks

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Back to the stash hole question...

- The area that butts up to the rear shock reservoir is where the tool kit goes.
- I'm not 100% sure about where the other rubber band is, but it looks to me like a storage area for some sort of wheel lock. I have never been able to find any accessory for the 919, but it is curious how it has the curved rear section molded into the under-tail.

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The charcoal canister hung down where the centerstand mounts, the rear compartment on mine held the owners manual in a crappy ziplock bag, the U-shaped indent is for the everywhere else in the world U-lock (Kryptonite style).


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cool little accent piece, i never thought about putting anything there but it looks pretty good!

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Great remedy to cover up some nasty scratches and protect the finish.

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NIce clean work!

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When the bike arrived (new)it had the tool kit in one area and the manual in the other.
I now have the scottoiler there

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Nice job, that looks great!

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Very cool idea! Nice work

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post #21 of 37 Old 04-08-2011, 02:38 PM
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this would actually be an ideal product to get laser-cut. I have access to a laser-cutter at school and can ask how much it would be to have a few cut. I could cut smoked acrylic (our laser cutter cant cut aluminum). Anyhow the smoked acrylic is a dark grey almost black color. I am guessing that laser-cutting , material, and shipping each of these would be in the range of 10-12 bucks each. If I make myself one I'll be happy to make a few others if you pay for the material,laser-time,and shipping. I'm not at that part of campus often so it may take me a week or two to get 'em made. Anyhow, post up if there is interest at 10-12 bucks each.

might even be able to laser-etch names/logos into it...but that takes more machine time and therefor more $.

Hangster: If you end up wanting another (maybe as a spare?) ill send one your way as a thank you for solving this small issue that bugs me.

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Sounds great Joshpit2003 , i would be more than happy to receive a professionally cut spare piece as i'm sure many members would love to have one .
On the stash subject i've found the perfect use for it , storing a spare set of clutch and brake levers (shorties only) works great.






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hey joshpit, i'd be very interested in 1!

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+1, me too.

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RE; Josh 1 for me

Me also, I made mine out of the fuzzy part of hook and loop stick on.
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I keep a bungee net in the "stash-hole"

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I keep the compresser part of my Stebel Nautilus banded in that "stash hole".

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Fwiw, I've seen people do this by taking a template to a trophy store and having them cut those thin metal placards to size - get a batch done with the glue on the back and everything for ya. Seems like they would sell - I'd be interested.

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I may be interested in one as well. Enough talk about everyones "stash-hole", nothing should be going in there!

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A friend of mine made me this:

I purchased the behind-the-counter "quick-release" key chain and it broke after just 3 days in my pocket. I then over-killed it and purchased a craftsman u-joint. My buddy seporated the u-joint (removing the block that connects the two ends) and turned it into a keychain disconnect. It works excellent and will never break.
Bought one of these a decade ago, still going strong, requires less effort and friends to get, for what thats worth.

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A friend of mine made me this:




I purchased the behind-the-counter "quick-release" key chain and it broke after just 3 days in my pocket. I then over-killed it and purchased a craftsman u-joint. My buddy seporated the u-joint (removing the block that connects the two ends) and turned it into a keychain disconnect. It works excellent and will never break.
I just did this too, it works great. thanks for the idea. Its a little bit of a bitch to remove the block that originally connects them.

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I just did this too, it works great. thanks for the idea. Its a little bit of a bitch to remove the block that originally connects them.
yeah, sorry I forgot to mention that... maybe it's easier to remove the "made in china" ones ?

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mabey. but i bet the made in china ones dont hold together as well

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I use a key clip. trigger snap clips and lobster clips are very durable, secure, and cheaper than swivel sockets. Easy on/off too.


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post #35 of 37 Old 04-22-2011, 02:23 PM
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but wouldn't that still ding around on the motorcycle when you ride?
I was wanting something that wouldn't hit the bike, but still allow for quick disconnecting from a key chain. In the photo you can see I used some bent wire to attach it to the key, that was because the typical "ring" allowed the connector to still hit the bike when the key was in. The ultimate would be if the lobster-hook end fit through the key loop itself. That way you have just the key and nothing attached to it when you ride.

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^ You hook up the lobster clip ring to the rest of your non-bike keys. then just put a small key ring on your bike key and thats what the "lobster" grabs on to. The small key ring will not even touch the ignition.

That clip in the picture is a lot smaller than it looks.

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^ oh I see. said the blind man as he pissed into the wind and it all came back to him.
sounds like the best alternative to spending an hour in the garage trying to hammer out the u-joint pins. haha. Wish Osh sold those next to the u-joints.

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