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    Crappy design for the frunk latch, fersure!
    Last edited by greenboy; 18th April 2017 at 16:45.

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    I was lucky, mine came with a dedicated frunk key with a small round knob. it is a bit hard to turn, but works if I press slightly on the frunk/seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brillot2000 View Post
    I have the same issue. My dealer told me that there is a "Recall" on the latch mechanism from Honda for this very issue years ago. I have been holding off on getting this done as I do not ride NaNCy enough to get to the next major service quick enough. I will probably have them take a look at then.
    It wasn't showing up on their recall search page when I looked. Got a link?

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    Cheap first version

    I managed to do a rough first version of a frunk key. It required a hacksaw, a clamp, an old paint stirring stick cut into two 1-inch pieces, and a bunch of red duct tape. I made a smore.

    We'll iterate up to that Goldwing radio knob...

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    Here are the sources for my frunk key build.

    Key blanks, 5 blanks for $8: https://a.co/d/0pUIT4y

    Knob selection (because I like having choices): https://a.co/d/2CzsFRt

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    I didn't read every Post in this very long thread so if this has been said before my apologies. I took my key to a locksmith and told them to make me a key 1/2 inch shorter. They cut the end off of it and then ground a key just like the ignition profile but since the key is 1/2 inch shorter it can never reach far enough to start the bike. Then I cut the handle part of the key down like everyone else and used a 3/4 inch PVC cap as a knob. I believe the PVC cap will last the life of the bike.

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    The lid from a bottle of Worcester sauce worked for me - set the key in a bit of rubber I'd whittled down and cut a slit through, then poured in the two part epoxy to fill the gaps.

    In a few hours, when it's had a chance to set, I'll get the Dremel out and polish away the gluey mess from the sides of the lid. Popped a nail through from side to side too, to aid stability as it's turned :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulplex View Post
    The lid from a bottle of Worcester sauce worked for me - set the key in a bit of rubber I'd whittled down and cut a slit through, then poured in the two part epoxy to fill the gaps.

    In a few hours, when it's had a chance to set, I'll get the Dremel out and polish away the gluey mess from the sides of the lid. Popped a nail through from side to side too, to aid stability as it's turned :-)

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    ...and here it is, set enough to sit in its new home :-)

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    I attached some strong velcro to the back of the key I'd made for the frunk - and the other side of the velcro inside the lip of lid. Now I have somewhere to store the key when not needed :-)

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    I have been wanting a key that only opens the storage. Glad i saw this!

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