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« on: March 17, 2016, 10:55:39 am »

This question has always bothered me. My bike key, bags key and/or house keys on my keychain the keys flop around and chaff the bike.   Headscratch

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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2016, 11:15:59 am »

Is anything attached to your key absolutely necessary?
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2016, 11:34:07 am »

I don't use a keychain for my motorcycle keys.  When off the bike, the key stays in the zipped pocket of my riding jacket.
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2016, 11:35:28 am »

 I just lost a key myself, and wished I had a fob on it. I got a nice rubber fob from from a bike shop for one of my bikes. I will be out looking for more the same. I want it small enough for the wind to not pick it up too much, but big enough to find! LOL
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2016, 11:56:15 am »


 I just lost a key myself, and wished I had a fob on it. I got a nice rubber fob from from a bike shop for one of my bikes. I will be out looking for more the same. I want it small enough for the wind to not pick it up too much, but big enough to find! LOL


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I have an older Tile on my wife's set of keys.  It has saved us from a whole lot of hassles a couple of times.  
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2016, 12:19:34 pm »

Nice! I wonder if I can get a volume discount? I have been wanting something like this for a while...decades ago I had the whistle version.
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2016, 12:34:13 pm »

I have a quick disconnect as my keychain.  If I ever find the other half it might be useful.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=key+ring+quick+disconnect&safe=off&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=971&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi_luyJk8jLAhUB-mMKHQ43ARMQsAQIJg
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2016, 02:22:47 pm »

I've been using this for the last few years.  Just enough to help you not lose the key in a pocket, and causes zero damage to anything.  Could probably fab/rig up something cheaper or free with some cord or something, but I'm too lazy.

http://www.aerostich.com/triple-clamp-saving-key-chain.html
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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2016, 12:33:49 pm »

I've been using this one for a few years now. It's that soft gummy plastic so it won't scratch anything.
Next time you are stopped ask if they can at least give you a free keychain. Rolleyes

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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2016, 02:23:16 pm »

I use a quick disconnect - motorcycle key on one side, spare motorcycle key, house key and small key chain knife on the other. The other stays in a zipped pocket at all times, key reconnected and back in pocket when off the bike.

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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2016, 12:49:49 am »

A piece of orange paracord.  The rest of my keys are attached to my car's fob and stored somewhere other than on top of the triple clamp.
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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2016, 05:45:19 pm »

No key chain here.  I've never seen the need and I don't like anything flopping in the wind.  That's probably why I don't have fringes on my jacket or tassels on my bar ends.   Bigsmile

Seriously what up with the tassels on the bar ends.   Crazy
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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2016, 11:13:05 am »

No key chain.  2 keys only, bike and top case.
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« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2017, 04:15:46 am »

Paracord Fobs.  Try Etsy.  Soft, something to grab...
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« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2017, 09:14:07 am »

None for me.  
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« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2017, 01:09:14 am »

An ID "necklace" thing (never pay for one - find it as swag) with a small caribiner. The ignition key has a dealer's soft tag. That key, disk brake lock key, and NoNoise ear plug container all live on the caribiner nicely. And the three things I reach for most are right there.

The only problem is the current strap is too corporate. I'm watching for something better. It'll find me when the time is right.  Bigsmile
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« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2017, 07:18:44 am »

Hurumph.  I just use whatever keychain I find.  Lol

Personally, nothing metal.  I have this "glow in the dark" thing that came with the bike when I bought it.  I have a "Honda" keychain too that holds my spare set (in my tool bag in my top case).  I keep a spare key to my luggage in my suit at all times.

It paid off on the last trip.  I locked my keys under the saddle.  Used my spare key to open my top case so I could get the spare set of keys to unlock the saddle.  
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« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2017, 01:03:46 am »

The keys go commando. Ignition and tank key (different in my situation) cinched together tight with a zip tie. Nothing to flop around. They fold flat against each other when not in use.
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« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2017, 04:22:21 pm »

I just half-assed a paracord braided thing on mine. I like something on it to help in finding it in a pocket or spotting it if it falls on the ground. I just Youtube'd  "paracord key fob".
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« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2018, 03:24:24 pm »

Homemade paracord  fob is a good idea. Google how to tie a lanyard knot or 'monkey's fist' knot.

I use a leather Tail of the Dragon fob. It flops around, but doesn't scratch anything. I never thought of carrying my spare on my person or external luggage. Great idea, could save a lot of waiting time. On the other hand, there's not much chance of locking it under my seat of my CBR; there's only room for a sandwich under there.

The guy with the ID necklace thing, how about make one of your own out of paracord? Couldn't get anything less corporate.
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