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I was a wing event in TN a few years ago and saw this radio knob where the gas lock was. I asked the owner how he did it. DUH! it was so simple I felt stupid.I made one for my bike and it's great and very convenient. Just don't for get to take it out if your locking your bike up for security.



All I did was cut the top off a key and JB weld it inside one of those chrome radio accessory knobs. Shazam!
 

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WOW that is pretty good if i had a extra key i think id do that too.
Also keeps the water out of the lock.
 

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I like that, going to make it happen
 

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Wanted to do the same thing on the trike, but Icouldn't finda key that fita GL1500 anywhere in my area. At the Davis Rally there is a vendor called The Engraver that cuts the proper 'Wing keys. I told the lady in the booth what I was looking for, she reached under the counter and they had the key blanks chopped down and attached to the knob, all ready to cut. Cost about a dollar more than buying a key, knob and the glue, not to mention the time saved.

I do regret getting one. Should have had two made, one for the gas door and one for the lockable right pocket. BTW, If they are cut down right, the key will be too short to work in the ignition or the trunk. Mine only works on the fuel door and right pocket locks.
 

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That's good to know. If you have a buddy near just buy the two pack of knobs for the CB knobs. The Average JAFO has no idea it is a key but, I'd extra grind it so it DOES NOT work in the ignition. Just incase you have a case of "part timers" and leave it in the bike,,,I do.
 

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i put a push button release on mine i see the key thing on the semi's all the time guys take a crome cap of some kind and wedge the key in there to make the dash look clean and neat
 

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Will you glue it into the lock or tak eit with you all the time. Fuel fuel key also starts
the bike.
 

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How about exchanging gas door lock and keywith a buddy and not worry about the gas key starting the bike. Could just leave the key in the lock or use a knob.
 

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Neat trick!
 

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NICE. BUt what happens when the buddys wing fails while you are asleep. As you look pout your window and your buddy is waving THANKS FOR THE KEY PAL.

Really great Idea. I was taknig a look at my locks and looking at a couple of spare GM locks at a key shop. They look very similar . I wonder if they will fit as a swap.
 

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muaymendez1 wrote:
NICE. BUt what happens when the buddys wing fails while you are asleep. As you look pout your window and your buddy is waving THANKS FOR THE KEY PAL.

Really great Idea. I was taknig a look at my locks and looking at a couple of spare GM locks at a key shop. They look very similar . I wonder if they will fit as a swap.
Just make sure that he's an out of state buddy.:dude::waving:
 

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now that's a great idea,i have 3 different locks on my wing,and putting the one lock on my gasdoor would definitely be easier than always removing the ignition keys for fillups
 

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I keep a pitbull under my gas door.
 

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Finding a spare key that worked was the hard part where I live. I finally gave up and got one from The Engraver at the Davis Rally in Iowa as I mentined above.

Then I found these links-

This one from Fred Harmon (of the GW vidio fame) shows how to make the gas door knob. Substitute a nice chrome radio or fader knob for the knob in the pics if you wish.



http://www.pbase.com/fredharmon/keyknob



Here is a list of keys that work as replacements for the 1500 and 1800. I have had this in my documents long enough that I don't know where it came from.



Part number X54 for Goldwing 1500. These keys will substitute the following product number.

• Ilco X5


• Ilco'EZ DC I

• Alba EX7

• Curtis DC2

• DL (Dominion Lock) MS 12 • ESP DC2

• Jet DC2-NP

• Orion MSIOL

• Silca MIT1R

• Star LDCI

• Tavlor X54

• Ilco DC I-P (without the plastic head)

• Ilco'EZ DC l -P (without the plastic head)

• Orion MS l OLP (without the plastic head)

• Honda 15121-K%%'1-771





Part number X214 for Goldwing 1800. These keys will substitute the following product number

• Ilco X214


• Ilco [suP]EZ HD103[/suP]

[suP]• Alba EX' 3[/suP]

[suP]Axxess 27

• Curtis HD 10' • Cole HD 10' )

• Jet HD103-NP

• Silca HON5BR

• Star HD I 0j

• IIco,EZ HD103-P (without the plastic head)

• IIco,EZ HD103-PC (without the plastic head)

• Curtis HD 103PH (without the plastic head)

• Jet HD103-PH (without the plastic head)

• Silca HON58RDP (without the plastic head)

• Honda 35122_KNV3-771
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Yea, Fred Harmens site. I Knew I seen that somewhere.

A great tip though.

Thanks for the List of Keys.

That, I had not seen anywhere, And I collect stuff like that.

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