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About 98% of the time I ride 2 up with my wife. I carry one set and Connie carries another so she can get into the locked trunk anytime she wants. When we go on a long trip I also carry a set on a dog tag chain around my neck. 3 sets??? If the trip is long enough and I can lose one set then it's possible to lose 2 and we can still can get home. I never try to hide keys on the bike, no need.
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The only time I lock the trunk is when overnighting at a hotel by myself.
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I usually don't lock the trunk unless I'm going to be away from the bike a while and leave a camera in it. That's pretty rare.
I keep the bags locked all the time as I've seen enough of them lost because some idiot forgot to latch one. So from day one, locked was the rule.
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I'm confused - can the trunk be closed when the key has been turned to the "lock" position? Do people normally open the trunk, then turn the key to "lock" before removing the key?

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I sure don't, for a fact...

for the very reason, that if the lock is "locked" and and oops occurs, and aw crap happens, your key is inside the trunk....

just make it a habit to never, ever, lock the trunk unless it is already closed.



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Right after I got my 1200 I was working on cleaning it up and assessing what needed to be done to it to get it running and rideable.

I had the false tank lid open and dropped the key (the only key I might add) into the little bin located there without thinking.

A few minutes later I buttoned up the lid and fuel door and then realized my mistake. Fortunately the false tank is easy to disassemble....

I now have two keys with a blank on the way for another.


Good point about carrying a spare on a neck chain though. I'll remember that.
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I'm confused - can the trunk be closed when the key has been turned to the "lock" position? Do people normally open the trunk, then turn the key to "lock" before removing the key?
Yes .... some do just that .... and then when they stop with a group, have a habit of unlocking, opening, locking before pulling key with idea of walking away ..... but because they are with a group or are otherwise distracted they break habit long enough to lay keys in trunk to dig for change for the pop machine or remove helmet liner or toss gloves in ..... and ooops .... that's all it takes.

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Good advice about the spares. I hadn't even thought about locking them in the trunk but can see it being possible. Several years ago after locking myself out of my work van I wired a spare key to the ladder rack. went to use it a few years later and found a bit of rusted wire and no key!




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You have a serious false sense of security.

Besides the gas door, as has been mentioned, you can also lock the key in the right fairing pocket. Plus, you could drop them into the void.
Nothing ever comes back from the void.
Any chance my missing blue sock is there?

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Any chance my missing blue sock is there?
Could be, if you keep the bike near the laundry hamper.

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