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post #1 of 16 Old 08-23-2019, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Brought bike this week in for 6000 mile service, tires and oil. After talking to service for a few mins,my wife showed up right on time to pick me up. At this point I said thanks and I will remove panniers,I know they don’t want them in shop if they don’t have to be there put them in the car and drove home about an hour.when I got home I went to remove my cooler and bag with work clothes reading glasses ect. and could not open. When I released them I did not turn key all the back to unlocked DOE. I don’t think my ice pack is going to last till sat lol .
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A lesson for us all there GTW, the perils of the sophisticated locking system! Thanks for sharing though. :-)

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No offense sir, but this is funny. I can imagine this happening to me. Thankfully, one must have a degree from MIT to remove the panniers on the B, else this post would have been mine.
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post #4 of 16 Old 08-23-2019, 09:40 AM
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No offense sir, but this is funny. I can imagine this happening to me. Thankfully, one must have a degree from MIT to remove the panniers on the B, else this post would have been mine.
I can about guarantee it would happen to me, but wouldn’t the gray plastic emergency key work for the OP?
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Use yer plastic key.....

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Use yer plastic key.....
Or maybe your spare key. You have a spare key don't you?

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Or maybe your spare key. You have a spare key don't you?
Depends on the bike...

My '12 has two remote lock/alarm fobs, two metal keys, and one plastic key.

My '18 has one remote lock/alarm/metal key combo and one plastic key.

I actually prefer the '12's key configuration. I only take the key from the ignition when parking away from home overnight. It is always available to remove the seat or bags, and doesn't seem like it is always ready to snap in half like the remote combo unit. Still haven't come up with a good place to keep the '18's fob where it is as readily available, in the garage or on the road.

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Depends on the bike...

My '12 has two remote lock/alarm fobs, two metal keys, and one plastic key.

My '18 has one remote lock/alarm/metal key combo and one plastic key.

I actually prefer the '12's key configuration. I only take the key from the ignition when parking away from home overnight. It is always available to remove the seat or bags, and doesn't seem like it is always ready to snap in half like the remote combo unit. Still haven't come up with a good place to keep the '18's fob where it is as readily available, in the garage or on the road.
I have a '12 and I do the same thing. My brother has a '15 with the keyless ignition. He just leaves his fob in an upper pocket of his jacket. I do the same with his other fob and he as a spare key for my bike in that same pocket. We never leave our jackets/helmets on the bike when we go inside somewhere to eat. I'd rather have my helmet and jacket air conditioned instead of sitting in the hot sun.

If we're visiting a museum or some other attraction, then we lock the stuff to the bikes and take the keys/fobs with us.

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He just leaves his fob in an upper pocket of his jacket.
That works until I go out to the garage to do something with the bike only to realize the fob is still in the jacket hanging in the closet...

Lately I've been leaving it in the fairing pocket while in the garage and move it to the jacket when I go som3.

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In my case, I’m pretty sure the plastic key is in one of two places I keep keys, but I have no special backup plan. Middle age, at least for my wife and me, can spoil good plans of special places things are put for special keeping. We usually just wind up hiding something from ourselves if we put it anywhere out of the ordinary, and feeling “special” ourselves.
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