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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-27-2019, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Steamboat View Post
Ace Hardware made my spares. I keep one in my wallet.

I have 2 keys.
The one I use stays in my watch pocket.
The extra is on my key-ring, along with my house & garage key
in my pants pocket.

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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-27-2019, 09:13 PM
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For years I carried my spare in my wallet.
Until credit cards started getting the new chips in them and my credit card chips kept breaking but I was to dense to make to connection........

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post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-28-2019, 06:16 AM
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Welcome from Daytona Beach. went to locksmith and got keys made for under $5 ea. Enjoy and ride safely.
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post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 07:32 PM
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My local locksmith had the blank and made a copy without any issue....

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post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Steamboat View Post
Ace Hardware made my spares. I keep one in my wallet.
Same here with Ace. I keep my spare on a lanyard with one dogtag (from the old days) so they pump the right kind of blood into me or say the right words over me.

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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-05-2019, 07:35 AM
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I keep a spare key laced in my riding boots.
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post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-05-2019, 07:49 AM
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A local locksmith made two copies for me under $5. I keep a spare on the ring where I keep my saddle bag keys and the key for my cable lock for my jacket that stays in my pants pocket. The original is in my gun safe at home. The key I use has a small harbinger on it to clip to the zipper of my jacket or a ring sewn on my riding pants. This provides easy access with gloves on without digging into pockets. As Hans said, make sure anything you attach to the key in the ignition isn't long enough to reach the side cover in flight. Good luck.

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post #18 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-05-2019, 09:33 AM
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I have (3), original hanging at home, one in my Honda tool case, and the one I use to ride.

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post #19 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-05-2019, 09:42 AM
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Did the key mod using a drawer pull served me well for 13 years and have an original for backup...

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post #20 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-05-2019, 02:53 PM
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I didn't know what to get so I went here: I needed keys for both my Shadow and my wifes Rebel. The keys work great and they had a large selection. The thing I liked most is that you could put in your key code and you got a nice fresh cut key vs a copy of a worn key.

I wanted the original honda key for my VTX so I found one off ebay and bought it there.

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