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What are you guys using for key chains?

When riding, my extra key for the new saddlebags will most likely be flopping around in the wind. I am looking for something to prevent this from happening as i am concerned it will beat up the area around the key hole. Any solutions or special key rings you know of? Please post pix/links.

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Stick them in the fuel door... I put lotsa stuff in there helmet lock straps house keys... plenty of room and secure
 

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Never thought of doing that. Maybe I can put some type of little bag in there. Good idea.
 

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I’ve never tried to post photos, but I’ll give it a shot. I, too, was concerned that the (chrome on my black ’14) gas-cap cover would be scratched when riding. I have an additional three keys I need to carry on that ring. I went to the hardware store and got a 1 and 1/8th” long piece of black silicone rubber tubing (they just gave it to me) that had a ½” inside diameter, just enough to snuggly fit the three non-ignition keys. Adjust your inside diameter of hose requirements to fit the number of extra keys you need to have on that ring. (Silicone rubber won’t sun-rot as badly as plain rubber tubing, which is also unnecessarily thick when carrying around in your jeans pocket.) I cut a V-notch on both sides of one end of the tube to help hold it onto the keys with a 1 and ½” silicone rubber O-ring. (Be sure that it is also attached through your metal key-ring. Otherwise you will lose it rather immediately. The O-ring also acts as a sort of rubber bumper when riding and keeps all metal key components from hitting any chrome.

If the photos don’t post, insert complaints here. Electronics hate me. That’s why I tried to be so specific in the description above; I anticipate a problem with the photos and I don’t have the patience to try twice. (Okay, three times. I’ll admit it.) The third photo, assuming you can see it, has a small piece of paper under the O-ring to help highlight things for photo purposes only as everything is black. The small metal barrel on the metal ring is just the female connector that allows me to attach it to my car key-ring should I so desire.

Hope this helps you. It's the cheapest solution out there and doesn't look bad. Happy trails!
 

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Stick them in the fuel door... I put lotsa stuff in there helmet lock straps house keys... plenty of room and secure
Ditto, that's what I do, no bag, no Velcro, just quick and simple. Haven't noticed it scratching paint around the fuel cap, so I might use a plastic bag eventually.
 

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I was worried about my keys scratching up the bezel but then I noticed that when I'm riding, my keys just don't move. Seems like a non-issue to me.
 

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I don't. Tried one once and it scratched the crap out of the bezel. I just have the key by itself. When I take it out I hook it onto a big red booze advertising loop thing that is meant to hold a pass card or something around my neck but it just goes into my pocket. Does the job :)
 

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I have the key to my hard bags on the ignition key ring. I just flip it into the area where the ignition key goes. It doesn't move from there at all.
 
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