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post #1 of 20 Old 08-26-2009, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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Keys scuffing top triple tree

Any ideas on how to stop the other keys on my key ring from scuffing the triple tree? All I've got on there is a key fob garage door opener. If I let it dnagle, it flips around in the updraft in front of the tree and bounces off the triple tree. If I tuck it between the handlebar and the triple tree, the vibration leaves a mark.

Any idea how to stop it from scuffing? Does anyone sell an applique like a tank protector that would protect it from my keys?

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Any ideas on how to stop the other keys on my key ring from scuffing the triple tree?
Have the keys on a carabiner and just unclip the rest and leave them in a pocket or somewhere else.
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D'OH!!! I've seen that thread hundreds of times, but I didn't remember seeing the triple tree protectors... Guess I blocked it from my brain somehow...

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About once every 4 or 5 months I just wipe the area down with an metal parts cleaner. It looks like new and does not harm the finish....at least not yet.

Worse case scenario you have that nice "used" look that is hard to find on all those chrome cruisers.

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dsm_rally thanks for the plug.

gijoecam, I replied to your PM. I can do either color triple-clamp cover you want.

FARKLE your Strom with ORIGINAL HEADLIGHT MASKS, frame guards, triple-clamp guards, fork guards and tank guards. Check them out in the link below. Thanks, Devin.

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Have the keys on a carabiner and just unclip the rest and leave them in a pocket or somewhere else.
I've tried that with other vehicles without much luck. Too many different sets of keys to keep track of, and it seemed like I never had the key I needed... and the 'main' key ring had WAY too many keys on it. (For example, there's no point in carrying the key for the hitch on the truck while I'm on the motorcycle, or the camper key while I'm in the Explorer) Now, I keep all of that particular vehicle's keys on its own vehicle-specific key ring. Each one has a house key, each has a garage door opener, and if I'm driving that vehicle, I know I've got every key I need for it.

Right now, the motorcycle key only has the fob on it... But I plan to pick up a cable lock and a topcase shortly (birthday is coming up) so I'll be adding at least two keys there, and I need to add a house key since our garage door opener started acting whonky this week.

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i do that exact same thing. all vehicles have their own key ring. the bike key goes on a karabiner (sp) key ring. all other keys (house, boxes...) go on the key ring on the karabiner. the bike key is on the key ring i got from the dealer and clips into the karabiner. when i go to start the bike i take the key and ring off the karabiner and clip the rest of my keys to my belt loop. now, only the bike key with rubber dongle key ring is on the bike.

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I was told by the salesman at the dealership to never insert the M/C key into the ignition key slot while it is on a key ring with other keys because it would eventually wear out the ignition key slot.
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Here's a thought...have your bike key on its own ring...with maybe a rubber key fob to make finding it easy?

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