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Where to Hide a Spare Key

On the RT Series forum there's a thread on where's the best place to hide a spare key. Seems like a good thread for the LT forum. I keep a spare key zip tied behind one of the mirrors. Just pop the mirror off to get to it. No one trying to steal the bike would ever think to look there

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Well than.....now the whole world knows where you keep your key...Hmmmmm
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i agree a spare key is a good idea but i,m not telling where i hide it lolol
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Well than.....now the whole world knows where you keep your key...Hmmmmm
Good point... if someone on the forum wants to hunt me down to steal my bike I guess I've really screwed Just in case, I think I will change the location where I hide my spare key. I'm going to put it under the other mirror

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I keep a small metal key under the foot peg rubber.

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I've never heard of an LT being stolen. Maybe an insurance company can chime in....

I kept a spare key taped (black electricians tape) to the underside of the gas cap cover. Even open, it was almost invisible. Never needed it.

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I"m not sure if y'all have notied, but with a little convincing, you can unlatch the seat by reaching down and pulling the latch...I've gorilla taped a key under the passenger seat, with a spare fob in one of the side paniers...

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When I bought my LT a spare key was found under the license plate when they took the previous owners plate off.


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I don't need no stinkin spare key - my wife keeps all the keys in her possession

And when she is not along I have the short key in the wallet!!

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Re: Where to Hide a Spare Key

I don't have a spare key hidden on my current LT but I do carry two keys in my pocket when I am riding more than just back and forth from the house on any given day. On my first LT I found a spare key when I changed my headlight bulb for the first time. It was taped to the cover. I thought that was a pretty good idea and just left it there but never needed it.

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Attach one of these to your boot.

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steal key under the peg rubber, if somebody needs to steal my LT, they need it more than I, just not that paranoid

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A spare key is a very good idea,I have one hidden on my bike,I remember the absolute panic when my Ducati riding friend lost his 2000 plus klm from home,we were hours from boarding a boat and to miss it would have been a disaster, we spent hours searching the grounds of a historic house to find it was in his jacket,it had gone through a hole in a pocket,I was surprised when the other bike with us said he had no spare key either.
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On the RT Series forum there's a thread on where's the best place to hide a spare key. Seems like a good thread for the LT forum. I keep a spare key zip tied behind one of the mirrors. Just pop the mirror off to get to it. No one trying to steal the bike would ever think to look there
Spare in wallet for both my bike and wifes bike. Additional spare ty-wrapped to left front turnsignal bulb wire. Spare for wifes in left rear turnsignal. Two more spares in wife's wallet (one for each bike). One more spare each at home. I think that covers any eventuality. These do not count the actual key in use for either bike.

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I've never heard of an LT being stolen. Maybe an insurance company can chime in....

I kept a spare key taped (black electricians tape) to the underside of the gas cap cover. Even open, it was almost invisible. Never needed it.
They won't steal an LT upkeep is too expensive !


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I keep a spare key in my boot laces. I never ride without them on my feet.
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Flat metal key taped to insole of right boot, spare clicker module taped behind mirror in top case.
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I keep a small metal key under the foot peg rubber.
I was going to put a spare key on top of the visor , but then I read about this. That's where I've had it for some time.

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Re: Where to Hide a Spare Key

I also hid my key...but I cant remember where?





Seriously, when on an extended trip I always keep a spare in my denim shorts pocket under my riding pants...just in case I drop my keep into the black hole upon retrieving it...which may or may not have happened once.

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I also have one under the foot peg rubber.
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I"m not saying where I keep mine, but I will give one hint.

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Taped under a side pannier, but like the footrest rubber idea.

Keep a spare fob in the tool kit.
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In my wallet.
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I"m not saying where I keep mine, but I will give one hint.

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides.........

So that is where you hide that miserable hunk of metal, eh?

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From the start of the riding season I keep a spare in my pocket. It goes everywhere with me,even if I am in the truck or van.

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A spare in the jacket, just in case I drop the primary key down a drain.


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I keep a spare key on my boot in the lace just in case...

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Under my spare tire.....
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Good point... if someone on the forum wants to hunt me down to steal my bike I guess I've really screwed Just in case, I think I will change the location where I hide my spare key. I'm going to put it under the other mirror
give that one a double YUK....


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On the RT Series forum there's a thread on where's the best place to hide a spare key. Seems like a good thread for the LT forum. I keep a spare key zip tied behind one of the mirrors. Just pop the mirror off to get to it. No one trying to steal the bike would ever think to look there
Except the folks who are not members but read these posts.
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On the RT Series forum there's a thread on where's the best place to hide a spare key. Seems like a good thread for the LT forum. I keep a spare key zip tied behind one of the mirrors. Just pop the mirror off to get to it. No one trying to steal the bike would ever think to look there
Yeppir - same here. I mean, what are they gonna do with it if they find it? It won't fit in the ignition switch; there's already one in there!!!
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Under my spare tire.....
great idea! lifting up my belly, there is space to store it!


slightly more seriously... when traveling, my GF holds a spare.
Otherwise, there are spares at both my house and her house.

And yes, there was an "event" -- lost the keys to my k100 two days before a vacation we were planning on taking the bike on . My local BMW dealership came through with flying colors, but couldn't get me a replacement key until two days after we left. When I bought my K1200LT (from the same dealer), my GF insisted -- and the parts guy at the dealer wholly understood, with a bit of sympathetic laughter -- on getting two spare keys.
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I kept a spare key taped (black electricians tape) to the underside of the gas cap cover. Even open, it was almost invisible. Never needed it.
That's a great idea Dan, I might use it.

When I was driving by the aquarium the other day I couldn't help but think....hmmm
I wonder where he hides the key on that new K1600,

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