Caution 2 key
I know WTF? Well a word of caution. Been riding on the street since 1978, have taken many trips over the years. Never really was concerned about an extra key. Guess what, you got it I lost my key on a trip up in northern Arizona we were heading towards Page, Arizona going west. Stopped for gas in the rain of course. Reached down to shut off the engine, no f----- key. Was running low on gas, could not open the tank. Figured I might have enough gas to get to Page. Good news I made it to Page, YES! While making my 80+ mile ride to Page I was thinking what am I going to do. Well a friend had suggetst a lock smith, find one, good idea. So I figured when I got to the hotel, now I can shut it off at the kill switch on the handle bar, but whoa wait the lights will stay on. So I got to the hotel shut it off, disconnected the ignition switch from the main harness, and removed the ignition switch with a 10mm wrench. Had to barrow the tools, remember I could not get to my tools because the bags were locked. So I looked up a lock smith. Found the only one within 150 miles his business is called "A Lake Powell Locksmith". Called the number 928-645-9377 and talked to his wife. The mans name is Kirk. Give Kirk a call if you need to up that way. Now my key was in my lock by itself, so apparantly it was just wore out. Kirk made me two new keys that fit tight and do not want to fall out in the on position. So for now I am going to use a lanyard to tie on the key to something else on the engine, like the spark plug wire. Never had a problem before loosing a key that was in an ignition switch, now I have. Learned a hard lesson, carry an extra key on long trips if not all the time. I must thank Kirk again for making me the keys, got me out of a bind. Also one of my friends loaned me his Triumph (NYSteve) to go get my keys made. Now I may just go ahead and make a new harness and relocate the ignition switch up top by the handlebars like most other bikes. I must also thank Victory for putting the ignition switch in such a dumbass location. So maybe I will make a relocation kit and maybe make a few bucks. SO do NOT trust your key in the on position, it may and can FALL out somewhere on the road. Oh and buy the way the key is the same as a Kawasaki key I was told, remember incase you end up keyless as I did in the middle of who knows where. May also install the no locking gas cap personally. Was a good trip with the AzRatpack, the guys helped me out of a crappie situation. Really I believe from now on two ignition keys will be with me on trips no matter what kind of bike I have.
Buckeye, Arizona(USA) 2011 Victory Cross Roads, Black police bag guards, black engine guards, black handle bars, Triumph Tiger mirrors, Triumph hand grips, set speedo/tach back 5" , adjustable timing wheel, Lloyzz Fuel Programmer III & air filter. Modified exhaust, made stock into 2 into 1. MRA windshield, Rotated front fender forward,relocated ignition switch, Bad Ace Fuel Tank Risers, Fat front tire.