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post #1 of 15 Old 07-04-2012, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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`12 VEE adventure luggage near disaster

I bought this bike about 6 weeks ago and it has been good so far. But last weekend I had a near disaster totally on my part.
I rode out to kansas for a race on friday and then back to knoxville Ia saturday nite. I was camping. The near disaster was I thought i had locked my keys in the side bag. This would be easy done as the case will shut and latch with no key. After the race I pulled my shirt and pants off and put them in the side case. When I got up at 4:15 am to leave I realized what I had done. For an hour in the dark with no lite or tools & only in my underwear I tried to figure out how to get the case open. I was just about to get ruff with it and tear the lid off when something told me to get my watch & wallet out of the tent. With those were my keys. I still dont remember taking them out of my pocket. If I had tore the lid off and the keys were not in there I would have been PO`d. As it was no damage done and a lesson learned. A spare key will be hidden somewhere.
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A spare key will be hidden somewhere.
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I've done that.... I know the feeling.... Spare keys are a must...........

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Got me to thinking?????????? where is a good spot to hide an ignition key and spare luggage key

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Mine are in my inside jacket pocket.

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I bought this bike about 6 weeks ago and it has been good so far. But last weekend I had a near disaster totally on my part.
I rode out to kansas for a race on friday and then back to knoxville Ia saturday nite. I was camping. The near disaster was I thought i had locked my keys in the side bag. This would be easy done as the case will shut and latch with no key. After the race I pulled my shirt and pants off and put them in the side case. When I got up at 4:15 am to leave I realized what I had done. For an hour in the dark with no lite or tools & only in my underwear I tried to figure out how to get the case open. I was just about to get ruff with it and tear the lid off when something told me to get my watch & wallet out of the tent. With those were my keys. I still dont remember taking them out of my pocket. If I had tore the lid off and the keys were not in there I would have been PO`d. As it was no damage done and a lesson learned. A spare key will be hidden somewhere.
Are you talking about the Suzuki TraX luggage set like the ones below? I have these and they will not lock without the key, you can't even latch them without the key...not sure how you would ever lock the key inside.

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I have spare ignition keys to all me vehicles in my wallet.

I did lock my keys in my HP trunk last month at an ADV rally thankfully the locks are not that tough and we could cut them with visegrips. I could have started the bike but I had my cell phone in it and I needed that.
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Got me to thinking?????????? where is a good spot to hide an ignition key and spare luggage key
On my bikes, they are Zip tied to the back of a frame member, or Gorilla Taped (it's black in color) inside the fairing, a CBR had the key inside the rubber boot that held the ignition controller.

The limit to hiding them is your imagination...just don't forget where they are (done that before).
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spare keys

I carry a ignition in my wallet, and have the luggage and disk lock keys secured under seat.

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I carry the spare set for the bike I'm riding in my pocket or the tank bag.
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