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Dons 1911

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I used to do the shoestring thing on my GS, but after a couple early mornings searching the floor of my tent for it I wanted some substance to it. As you see from my Moto Guzzi key on the bottom of my pic I used a short length of paracord and was able to capture my pannier and tool box keys. On a recent trip to Moab a buddy says to me "you could do the same thing but have a usable length of paracord IF you needed it in an emergency ". He was and still is a boy scout at heart! So for my S10 I did what you see in the top pic. There is 6 feet of paracord there. Not sure if I sleep better knowing I have 6 feet of paracord with me at all times, but my friend feels better!
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VRODE

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Whatever you do, make sure you put the keys just barely at the top of your pants pocket and half dangling out. That way, when you are 1,745 miles from home and stop at Badlands Nat'l Park to sight see, they'll fall out. And now you (with no spare keys) will panic and start a frantic search. This is all to the good because when you do find them, you will never do anything this dumb with your keys again. and you will always travel with a spare set.
 

EricV

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Whatever you do, make sure you put the keys just barely at the top of your pants pocket and half dangling out. That way, when you are 1,745 miles from home and stop at Badlands Nat'l Park to sight see, they'll fall out. And now you (with no spare keys) will panic and start a frantic search. This is all to the good because when you do find them, you will never do anything this dumb with your keys again. and you will always travel with a spare set.
Another reason the keys live on the outside of the jacket, you can always and easily verify that they are present. The key always, always goes back to the exact same spot. I used to have a riding buddy that would, at least once on every trip we took, put his key in a different pocket than he usually did, then get frantic when we got back to the bikes and he couldn't find his key. After a few times of this routine, I learned to stop him from re-tracing his steps and first tell him to check ALL his other pockets first. He would always reply, "I never put my key in any other pocket" Then find it in another pocket when I made him go thru everything first. o_O
 

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Another reason the keys live on the outside of the jacket, you can always and easily verify that they are present. The key always, always goes back to the exact same spot. I used to have a riding buddy that would, at least once on every trip we took, put his key in a different pocket than he usually did, then get frantic when we got back to the bikes and he couldn't find his key. After a few times of this routine, I learned to stop him from re-tracing his steps and first tell him to check ALL his other pockets first. He would always reply, "I never put my key in any other pocket" Then find it in another pocket when I made him go thru everything first. o_O
That's the beauty of a lanyard. It's always round your neck and, unlike pockets, that is in the same place, mostly (sometimes I reel it out too far). The only downside is if I put my helmet on before taking it off...
 

One-S

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This keyring from the time I owned a TDM 900 and was a member of that club. Have it since 2005. While my last bike was a Honda, I did not use it. I think it's happy to be reunited with it's family, i.e. the TDM's bigger brother: my recently bought Tenere XT1200.

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my ignition key has a hiviz and reflective paracord tail with a monkeys fist on it, I made it. The Monkeys fist lets me check my dedicated pocket with just a touch from the outside, and the idea with the reflective para cord is that if I drop it I can pull out my flashlight on my cell phone to help me locate it
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these are keys to my house, my helmet lock, and my panniers (different key) which I keep clipped to my pants and tucked into a pocket
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