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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-06-2018, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Easy key extension solution

I have a windshield and a windshield bag, so the fingertip reach to lock, unlock, and start the bike was irritating me.
Found a solution, it’s a key ring that holds the keys rigidly. So basically, it makes the key 6” longer.
As a bonus, it hold all your keys in parallel, so any other keys aren’t rattling around and scratching the paint.

Here’s the one I already had laying around. There’s several different makes and models around the $15-20 price point.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JOFJJ5Y

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-24-2018, 10:04 AM
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For some reason my key suddenly became difficult to insert and especially difficult to remove. Need to get an extra key made but what the hell?

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I keep my MC and car keys on their own ring, and clip them in with the rest of my keys on a small carabiner.

Only put the one key in the ignition, the rest are in my pocket.

I cant see the keys when Im riding, and would hate to lose them all somewhere on a long ride.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-24-2018, 10:26 AM
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Yea I keep my bike key separate from other keys w/ just one small lock key for luggage. No key chain to flop around.

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"...For some reason my key suddenly became difficult to insert and especially difficult to remove...."

try some of that graphite lock lube?
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-24-2018, 10:44 AM
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Like stated above I keep one key for my bike, the other keys I take with me are stored on the bike. Except the Harleys. Since I do not have to physically insert the key in the ignition on those I clip it to my regular keys when riding.

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I too have all my keys on a carabiner and remove just the one I need and keep the rest in my pocket.
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I also keep the spare key for my bike in the pocket of my riding jacket. If i lose my key somewhere having the spare key at home wont help.

For my car I have a flat key in my wallet.
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Graphite worked wonders for sticky ignition key. Very messy but it worked.
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