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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-28-2009, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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Chrome Hida Key

I had seen something around, I thought on here where a guy used the chrome end cap off a pair of junk grips. Hollowed it out and epoxied his key in it. that way it would look nice and smooth.

But I can't remember where I saw this. And help?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-29-2009, 09:09 AM
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I remember that post/thread as well but don't remember who did it. Did you try searching all variety's of spare/missing/extra keys?
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There was a link off site I think, with pictures. Ask Lady Google what she can do for you.

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I have done a few searches. But haven't found the right words.

Sold 750 (9-09)
Bought '07 900 Classic "LT" (6-09)
Mustand Seat (6-09)
Balanced Carbs (4-09)
Adjusted Mix Screws (4-09)
Drilled Baffles 8 holes (4-09)
R/R Relocated (3-09)
Splines Lubed (3-09)
Metzelers ME880 170/80 in back 100/90 in front (3-09)
Painted flat blak (3-09)
Kuri grips (8-08)
Kuri Longhorn pegs (8-08)
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Some saddlebags no idea which ones
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-30-2009, 10:46 PM
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I do believe it was Beva from the 750 Yahoo group.

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-31-2009, 03:29 PM
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Try these links, Google is my friend...

http://midliferiders.webs.com/decora...nitionkeys.htm

http://www.techknowman.com/Moto/Moto.htm

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As it is almost impossible to safely check the time on a wristwatch under gloves while riding, I have thought about mounting a key to the back of a clock or watch, similar to the ideas shown here. It could be used in the ignition, or left in the fuel tank lock for use if the "Phantom Out of Gas Syndrome" strikes.

I have not tried it yet, but my idea for mounting is to insert the key into the lock and mark for correct depth.
-Then cut the head into three tabs in line with the key.
-Bend the middle tab over to one side at 90*, bend the tab on either side over the opposite way at 90* also. Take care that you don't bend too far, as you want the 3 bent tabs to form a flat surface. Looking at the new key from the side it forms a ''T'' shape.
-Check the tabs length against the back of the clock, and trim them to size.
-Epoxy key to the back of the clock.

The one drawback I see is, that these bent tabs are not going to be as strong as having a tang straight in line with the key set into the epoxy.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-31-2009, 11:37 PM
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We hide our extra key behind the license plate. Just use a slightly longer bolt with a wing nut. We also have a shorter key, used only to fit the gas cap, jb welded to a knob so we don't have to remove the key from the ignition to fill up.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-01-2009, 04:26 PM
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I would have to point out that posting online where you hide anything , kinda makes the spot less secure.

"where do you hide your spare key? "


My standard answer to that would have been, "I could tell you, but then I would have to kill you..." as I never devulged the location to anyone, especialy to the internet world.

But now that I sold my Vulcan, I can tell you.... It was inside of the right sidecover, nestled into an expoxy mold that had one of those super magnets in it. Even if you took off the side cover you would not have seen it unless you examined the inside of the cover carefully. If you saw the key , you would still need a sharp pointed object to pry it away from the magnet.

Now you know.......lol


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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-01-2009, 09:32 PM
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Where did you find a ferrous key? All mine, including the originals, are brass and even a neodymium magnet isn't attracted to them.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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