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Offline steveharleyuk

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Stopping keys scratching
on: October 23, 2017, 01:47:38 PM
Is anyone using some sort of protection around the ignition area to prevent scratching from anything else, e.g. house key ? Currently having to carry other keys around separately, recipe for forgetting them in my old age !

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Offline Low-Brau

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Re: Stopping keys scratching
Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 01:54:26 PM
I've just put my 'XR key on a carabiner clip that I can detach from other keys to prevent the bulk of them from swirling around my ignition.  I too get annoyed at senseless scratching of my beautiful Teutonic Rocket.
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Offline Beastinblack

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Re: Stopping keys scratching
Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 08:54:00 PM
I wouldn’t put many other keys on the same key ring as I’ve seen examples of the metal section coming away from the plastic/key. I only have two other keys on the same key ring. I put rubber tube on the other keys - no scratching at all.

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Re: Stopping keys scratching
Reply #3 on: October 27, 2017, 01:52:03 PM
I just have the one key on mine, But wouldn't it be nice if they brought out keyless ignition, i have it on my Honda X-ADV works brilliantly, sender and key stays in my jacket pocket, you can only lose it if I lose my jacket,  :002:
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Re: Stopping keys scratching
Reply #4 on: October 27, 2017, 01:59:29 PM
Agreed. I had it on my Harley and the multistrada has it. Now I forget to take the keys out half the time !

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Re: Stopping keys scratching
Reply #5 on: October 27, 2017, 02:03:05 PM
Yer, me too  :001:
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Re: Stopping keys scratching
Reply #6 on: October 28, 2017, 01:58:31 PM
Guys, don't put any other keys on the ring with the ignition key.The first week I took mine out I had a nice BMW key ring from the dealer and my padlock key on there and the top half of the key flew off on my ride out and I lost them all. BMW dealer refused to replace saying they never heard of that before, but I have since found it is a common problem   :232:

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Re: Stopping keys scratching
Reply #7 on: October 28, 2017, 03:50:37 PM
Single key, and a foam-rubber fob, with a paracord tail.

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Re: Stopping keys scratching
Reply #8 on: October 29, 2017, 12:10:55 AM
I use one of these