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    More silliness

    With all the bad things around the world[ATTACH]63540

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    Do you ride with your key sloping forward or backwards?

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    Yes, I do.

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    Forward, to keep the fob oriented toward the rear. That way it's less likely to bounce around and interfere with the aerodynamics.
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    ...and the weight distribution too.

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    ....and without a key chain or any other keys attached. This helps reduce weight and has the effect of adding 5 extra horsepower. That's also why my bike is so clean. Less weight caused by dirt makes my bike go faster and is more aerodynamic.
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    Ha, never paid attention...until my next ride....

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    I can't remember, the rubber part disintegrated on both keys for my '94 several years ago. All that's left is a little JB Weld from my last attempt the keep the pcs together. Maybe if the rubber part was made from JB Weld..

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    Lifted up bike to see where the key would fit in and what gender it is.
    Damn dealership forgot to tell me it's a key fob.
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    Lost My Ass

    Quote Originally Posted by etinch View Post
    I can't remember, the rubber part disintegrated on both keys for my '94 several years ago. All that's left is a little JB Weld from my last attempt the keep the pcs together. Maybe if the rubber part was made from JB Weld..
    After joining the Airhead Beemer Club I found that one of the Club cannons required me to carry a bottle opener for after riding riding therapy. So I hung one on my oilhead key, after a stop one day upon returning to the bike reached into my pocket for my key and realized I Lost My Ass. (See pictures in original post and picture 1 this post) like etinch my rubber had gave away, so my ass was unattached.IMG_1510.jpgIMG_1511.jpg

    As you can from photo 2 I scratch my ass to much also.
    Last edited by 179212; 09-01-2017 at 12:11 PM.

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    Forward , Lol!

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    Thinking of having my keys cut from titanium to reduce weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 179212 View Post
    With all the bad things around the world[ATTACH]63540

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    Do you ride with your key sloping forward or backwards?
    Same dilemma one has with the oil filler cap.......short end fore or aft?

    Tells you a lot about the person.

    I'm a forward looking aerodynamic guy........short end forward for both the key and oil filler plug. Rubber/soft plastic Michelin key-fob, always. My first stop in the vendor area at a rally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalterK75 View Post
    Thinking of having my keys cut from titanium to reduce weight.
    Don't forget to drill out as much material as is possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    Same dilemma one has with the oil filler cap.......short end fore or aft?

    Tells you a lot about the person.

    I'm a forward looking aerodynamic guy........short end forward for both the key and oil filler plug. Rubber/soft plastic Michelin key-fob, always. My first stop in the vendor area at a rally.
    Crap there's a short end on the oil filler cap

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