Key delete- Cheap and useful Mod
My first useful post here.
Most places I ride and hang out I am not concerned with theft of anything. Shoot I have not seen my house keys in 30 years and if you want to borrow my truck, well you get the idea. Just not a problem around here. An exposed key in the ignition may be a temptation, what if that key did not look like a key?
See first thumb-
Saddlebags, what a pain to have to move the key around every time you want to get into the bag. Just make a knob and leave me the option of locking if I choose to.
See second thumb
If you choose to secure everything just remove the two saddlebag key knobs and the ignition knob to stow in the left cubby hole where you will keep a stock key that fits in pocket easier.
Thumb of knobs I started with, just try to keep it about that size so it clears the seat lock. Knob with a stud in it is ok, it will just twist out and make a nice pocket to place the JB weld in.
I went to the local lock shop and had a few spares made. For the ignition you will need to cut the ears off so it will be long enough to modify. On the ignition make sure you allow enough length when cutting the key down to activate the fork lock.
Pick whatever knobs suit you but make sure you have maybe 1/4 inch pocket to place the JB weld in. I heated the key a smidge to melt it into the knob then dabbed the JB weld in. Let it set overnight and in the morning cure in a pan of hot (not boiling) water to finish the strengthening. If you do not heat cure allow to cure 24 hours for strength.
Overall a nice little project, looks good and adds convenience. I have maybe 7 bucks all in. I had those knobs laying about but you can buy some on Amazon or Flea Bay, or local hardware.
2015 FJR A
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