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    Member NCX19's Avatar
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    where to locate spare key

    When travelling, I'm paranoid about losing the key, so I'm looking for a place to put a spare .... but hidden.

    Anyone already brainstorm this problem and have a suggestion?

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    Senior Member where to locate spare key
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    I'm paranoid about losing mine so I carry my spare in the inside pocket of my riding coat.

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    Super Moderator where to locate spare key 670cc's Avatar
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    I’ve heard of people making a way to attach the key inside their motorcycle boot. Inside a special coat pocket is a good idea, too.

    If I told you where my spare key is hidden, then it wouldn’t be a secret place anymore.

    Making a dedicated key for the frunk can help this situation, too. See this thread: Creating a dedicated key for the storage compartment. At least it makes it more difficult to accidentally lock your main key inside the frunk. It also means your spare could be inside the frunk or under the passenger seat. You would need to loose both the main key and the frunk key to not have access to the spare.
    Last edited by 670cc; 11th July 2019 at 20:19.
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    Senior Member rippin209's Avatar
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    I made 4 spares 2 for the frunk and 2 that work the ignition (and the frunk of course)

    I put an ignition key in the paperwork compartment at the very bottom of the frunk, I zip tied a key that opens the frunk near the back side of the headlight kind if by the turn signal (it's zip tied to the metal tubing) I also carry a spare for the frunk in my wallet and left the remaining spare ignition key at home in a safe.

    I can use my frunk key from my wallet to open the trunk and get access to the ignition key, if if list my wallet and keys (unlikely but possible) I can snap the zip tied key lose using only the key for leverage, it's hidden away out of sight and the zip tie hasn't become brittle due to heat or sunlight, it's been there 2 or 3 years now

    I got my spare keys at ace hardware for a dollar and change each

    I've been holding off making a dedicated frunk key because I haven't a good handle to mount the key, just last week I found the cap to nail polish remover is the perfect diameter to blend well enough to look OEM
    Last edited by rippin209; 11th July 2019 at 23:49.

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    Member NCX19's Avatar
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    thanks for the replies ... and Rippin .... locating a spare frunk key in front cowl with hidden ignition key in frunk sounds like a great solution.

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    Member Alias's Avatar
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    I keep a spare key on a chain around my neck.

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    Duct tape to hold it on inside of boot works well.
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