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post #1 of 14 Old 06-07-2016, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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Gas tank key, low profile

I've always had a key stuck in the gas cap because if I take my key out of the ignition I lose it.

Recently there was a discussion about making the gas cap keyless and I decided to replace my gas cap key, code name "Nut Cracker, sweet!" with something a little lower in profile.

Nut Cracker, sweet! and a $2 knob from ACE.


After a bit of Dremel work.


The new Wee Key.


Wee Key at home.


I've potted the key in place with JB Weld. Should work!

Tom
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post #2 of 14 Old 06-07-2016, 10:39 PM
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Another great idea from Tom. I always look for your posts because I learn so much.

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Cool, will that work in the ignition too?
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That key won't work in the ignition.

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That key won't work in the ignition.

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Love it.




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"Thanks, Jack and Lockjaw", Tom marveled doggedly.

27 points if you can decipher that one, Dan.

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That key won't work in the ignition.

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That's a short answer for a man of words.

For the benefit of others, the cap lock uses only the end section of the key. As if the tank lock only used two pins in place of say 4 pins for the ignition. I think the helmet lock is the same as the cap. So, if you cut off enough of the upper section or file off it's profile it can't be used to steal your bike, but might work to steal your helmet.
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