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post #1 of 15 Old 08-19-2006, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Do you always remember...

To keep an extra key for your bike with you??

Usually I do, but I have two coats-and one extra key. Today it wasnt so hot and I wore my leather coat for the first time in a while. So I head to the gas station, pull up to the pump, pull the key, stick it in the gas cap and twist her to pop her open so I can fill. Finish all that, go to put my key back in the ignition, it goes in but wont turn the ignition. Upon examining the blade is twisted just a bit on the bottom part used to open the gas cap. Uh Oh, I didnt take my spare key from the other coat! So I borrowed a set of pliers, straightened my key best I could , and luckily it worked! Headed straight home and got my other key, then had a wonderful ride.

So theres my PSA for the day boys and girls, happy riding!

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post #2 of 15 Old 08-19-2006, 09:43 PM
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My PSA is to check out what's wrong with your gascap lock if it's bending the tip like that.

I have never taken a spare key with me. Sometimes when I'm 100's of miles from home I wonder what I would do.

About the time I take a spare key with me, I'd crash and it'd puncture a testicle.

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Yes I think I will stop down at the dealer and compare my tank cap to see if its really harder to open than it should be. But it does only use the bottom part of the key to open the cap, right where its thinnest on my key, and it was only twisted very slightly, you had to be looking for it to even notice it.

But seriously there are many ways a person can carry an extra key safely. And I have had problems misplacing keys my whole life, LOL, so that little risk is worth it IMO. Besides ya got two testes, ya only need one to get the job done.

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I carry one key on my small key ring with my house key, and locker key which goes in my jeans pocket. I use the other key -- nothing at all attached to it so nothing will marr the steering head on my 919.

I hate keyrings with junk attached -- flashlights, pocketknives, shrunken heads, boondoggle stuff, your old Army dogtags, keys you don't use, anything that will flop around when in use.

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I knew a guy who dropped his keys into his gas tank while filling up. This was years ago and his bike didn't lock the key in the lock when it was open. We literally had to turn his bike upsidedown and shake it to get the keys out, thus spilling out the fuel and generally making a huge mess...

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I knew a guy who dropped his keys into his gas tank while filling up. This was years ago and his bike didn't lock the key in the lock when it was open. We literally had to turn his bike upsidedown and shake it to get the keys out, thus spilling out the fuel and generally making a huge mess...

Ok, now how did you turn a bike upside down to get the keys out of the tank?

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Ok, now how did you turn a bike upside down to get the keys out of the tank?
They called me. I did it myself.

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Ok, now how did you turn a bike upside down to get the keys out of the tank?
It was kind of a small bike (Kaw 440 if I remember right) and there were three of us, we just tipped it over and rocked it back and forth. Its not like we picked it up and shook it...

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Sounds like a good America's Funniest Videos clip

Yeah I always take a spare key. Learend that lesson the hard way - 200 miles from home - "Honey, can you bring my spare key to me?" uh huh

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So ragdoll did you have anyone take pictures of this upside down Escapade?


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If you've got a riding partner, put your spare keys under each others seats.. so if you lose yours your partner can get one from thier bike..
we trailer alot, and there are also spares in the truck glovebox.. I've seen people traielr to an event only to find out they don't have the bike keys!

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none of my bikes have keys

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As I stated, the single key is in the ignition, the spare in my pants pocket. I can't think of anytime when I've left my pants home, and therefore , the spare! I always keep my wallet, keys, change, and one or two pocket knives in my pants. I'm never without my pants so I always know where these things are.

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I'm never without my pants so I always know where these things are.
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As I stated, the single key is in the ignition, the spare in my pants pocket. I can't think of anytime when I've left my pants home, and therefore , the spare! I always keep my wallet, keys, change, and one or two pocket knives in my pants. I'm never without my pants so I always know where these things are.

What about when you wash your pants (or do you do that) do you take the key out or let it get washed too...

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