This is the key fob I use for my R1100RT. The fob will detach a ring or rings through spring loaded ball bearings that are pretty tough. When I need the ignition, I detach it and the rest go in my pocket. One ring has the bike key, one ring has the house keys, and I have another ring for the car.
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I have this - however, shipping $$ from the UK a bit steep.
Thanks for the replies all! I'm getting one of the stick on pads for the top of the triple clamp. Afraid that keeping track of multiple/detachable key chains is likely too much for my feeble brain and would lead to being locked out of the house at some point!
[QUOTE=rocketmanli;761430]Fuel hose. Works like a charm.[/QUOTE]
See you lost the end of your GPS security key too.
Somewhere someplace there must be a huge pile of these.
Brilliant simple solution there, me likey.
Whe I bought my 1978 BMW R100/7 in 1979 I kept the key in the ignition. I don't think I ever removed it until I sold it in 2010. Maybe I live in a safer neighborhood....or the thieves around here don't like BMW's!
I got this nifty fob off of ebay.
I use a short piece of leather shoe lace as the key chain, which does not scratch the bike. I keep the luggage and other keys on a separate keychain in my pocket.
I just flip my house key and alarm device forward after I insert the ignition key. This prevents the scratches. Simple fix :)
I use a red ball bungie attached to my solo key. Easy to find if it gets separated from me! You know those little ball bungies folks tie tarps down with:). Mine is red. I actually rarely take the key from its ignition, except for gas cap opening. This GSA is Sooooo BIG, few folks can even mount it, much less find the key:). Randy:thumb
[QUOTE=Talmadge_W;761308]OK, so what are some things members are doing to keep the area around the ignition key from looking like it was shot peened after a few hundred miles? [COLOR="Red"]Obvious answer is a soft fob without any additional keys but that's not always practical[/COLOR]. Any favorite protective solutions?[/QUOTE]
I don't see why that's not practical. The only keys on my motorcycel key ring are the keys for my motorcycle and one house key. Any other I mignt need are on a seperate key ring, either packed away or in a coat pocket.
I use this idea from Mark on another website. It works great for me and my key and fob lay flat in my pocket.
[QUOTE=smartin108;761988][URL="http://www.sierrabmwonline.com/product_info.php/bmw-motorrad-key-box-keychains-fobs-72607711553-p-968?osCsid=nd3tbkhpvdhb9aakgigf8hc852"]This[/URL] BMW product works very for me. I bought it because of the same issue.[/QUOTE]
I have this also, but I find it rather large. I normally use a piece of parachute cord tied in a nice loop. :brow