I cannot for the life of me figure out why you would make the keys for your hardbags so thick at the hand hold. They are not computer chip keys so there is no why they can't be just flat metal keys. I prefer a nice small key ring when I ride and with the ignition, top case, and side case keys on a medium sized ring, you can barely get the thing in your pocket! I went to every key cutting place in my small town and no one carries a blank so I can have a standard metal key made. I ended up grinding the plastic down a bit to make them fit together better but they should not have been that way to begin with.