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post #1 of 13 Old Mar 27th, 2008, 7:54 pm Thread Starter
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Okay, dumb question, what does everyone do with their key? There is no hole to put it on a keyring. What kind of a design is that?

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Re: LT Key

Given its location when installed on the bike I wouldn't want anything getting caught in there. I have just thrown it in my pocket when I leave the bike. I keep a spare on a ring with the fob. Haven't lost one yet.

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Re: LT Key

I just toss mine in the oddments box and hit the lock button twice on the fob. I keep the fob clipped to my jacket along with a spare key.

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Re: LT Key

How do you attatch the key to a ring with the fob? None of my keys have a hole. Did you drill a hole in the key?

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Re: LT Key

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How do you attatch the key to a ring with the fob? None of my keys have a hole. Did you drill a hole in the key?
Yep, drilled a hole. I like the spare on a ring and fob idea. TY.

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Re: LT Key

I have 5 keys. One with no hole, one with a hole, one spare in a lighted key holder and two spares (the short handled ones) that were taped to the back of the license plate from the dealer. Only the one wihtout a hole is used at home. The others if I use them get placed on a pull apart key ring so the motorcycle key has nothing but the ring attached and cannot interfer with the steering in any way.

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Re: LT Key

I bought one of these: http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=43433

It makes it hard to lose the key and looks good on the bike too. When not in the ignition, it lives in a zippered compartment on the sleeve of my Tourmaster jacket.

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post #8 of 13 Old Mar 28th, 2008, 1:04 am
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Re: LT Key

The dealer told me the same thing about a key ring "getting caught in the steering. The key(s) that I have I believe are for the RT and they come with a hole in the black part.

If I can't keep from losing the key with a fob of some sort, I am sure not going to keep a key without one.

It seems my problem is getting off the bike and holding the key in my hand while carrying "items" then laying the key down with whatever I am carrying.

Or the darn packrats are taking them ! ( I think that's my story and I'm sticking to it!)

I now use a "coil fob" type key ring. This coil type works well. It's the type you see cashiers or bankers use that easily wraps around your wrist. Although they aren't "Bill" proof as the same day I bought two new keys and two of the coil fobs, I still lost one.

I have lost more keys from the LT in two years than I have lost keys for other vehicles in the last 25 years.

Next time you buy a key, ask your dealer to see the different types available.

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Re: LT Key

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I bought one of these: http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=43433

It makes it hard to lose the key and looks good on the bike too. When not in the ignition, it lives in a zippered compartment on the sleeve of my Tourmaster jacket.

Me too and I keep a spare in my jacket.

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Re: LT Key

What about the alarm remote? How do you get a new one? Is it done by chaccis number or can I program it myself ? if so, how? Etc and Etc....I have only one remote controle for the alarm system!

IS the key a common copyable brand? Or do I have to order one from the BMW dealer? And what does it cost? Bouth of them?

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Re: LT Key

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IS the key a common copyable brand? Or do I have to order one from the BMW dealer?
On my 2003, i got a new key with a locksmith (låsesmed). There were no security chip in the key so no problems with that.

Maybe another shop with a wide assortement may have it too.
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Re: LT Key

Its been mentioned before but I think its good to bring it up again.

Attaching anything to the key can be a safety issue in that a wad of keys, or even a couple on a key ring could jam up the steering on a LT. Very possible.
I understand it as that is the official the reason the keys do not have a hole in them, to dissuade folks from having a wad of keys jamming the steering.

Now what you do and how you do it is your business but would hate to hear about the loss of someones LT or life to something as simple as this.

I also have lost more keys to this LT than anything ever. Theres even one someplace in the tupperware, unless its fallen out on it own someplace between Traverse City Michigan and here. I keep a spare in the oddment box and a spare in my wallet, no idea where the rest of them are right now. Keep the fob in the oddments box, use it to lock it when I leave it, keep the spare fob in the trunk. At least thats the last place I saw it, I think.

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On my 2003, i got a new key with a locksmith (låsesmed). There were no security chip in the key so no problems with that.

Maybe another shop with a wide assortement may have it too.

Thanks, I`ll call you one day
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