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    I just realized a habit I have that is not good on a scooter.

    None of my bikes have enclosed storage, well . . . a couple have lockable saddle bags but they have been removed because I don't use them. On my first scooter ride yesterday I put my pack of tools that I carry into the storage under the seat. That's fine. Except I carry my extra key in that tool pack, which sort of defeats its purpose.

    I was reading on the Suzuki Burgman site: https://burgmanusa.com/forums/23-new...-no-spare.html

    I was thinking that that was a pretty silly thing to do -- lock up all your stuff, including your key, in the under-seat storage. Then I thought some more and realized that I was sort of silly too . . .

    I don't need to do it now, but is there a way to mechanically open the under-seat storage on the C650GT as was done on the Suzuki Burgman?
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    Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat Omega Man's Avatar
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    Did you lock your key inside the storage compartment?
    If it’s the only one, order a spare from the dealer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Did you lock your key inside the storage compartment?
    If it’s the only one, order a spare from the dealer.
    OM
    I'm fine. I have two keys. But I was carrying the extra key in the locked under-seat storage. Duh!
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    Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat Omega Man's Avatar
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    Ok.
    Just tie wrap the spare in a “secret” location. The newer keys/locks are hard to “pick”.
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    Spare Key

    I had a metallic grey 2009 K1300S and I used duct tape to secure the spare key deep inside and high on the right body fairing. I knew where it was and could access it if need be but no one would have any clue unless they started taking the bike apart. There was no way to see it even if you ducked down to inspect the tire or front fender. If you use a tie strap, the key might dangle around and make noise as you rode over bumps or expansion gaps. Just my $0.02!

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    I was thinking of taping the spare key under the license plate, or some other easily accessible place on the motorcycle. If I really need it is would be simple to just bend the plate up and peel off the key.
    From the only real Fargo, ND!

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