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Offline FUN4JT

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15 Minutes with my drill press
« on: April 03, 2012, 04:58:12 pm »
Cured the slippery stovepipe with a 15 minute session on the drill press. Spot drilled @ 13 places per side, added a little Groove Glide (dry graphite) and now easy to remove even with thick
gloves on.

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Re: 15 Minutes with my drill press
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012, 05:47:40 pm »
Cured the slippery stovepipe with a 15 minute session on the drill press. Spot drilled @ 13 places per side, added a little Groove Glide (dry graphite) and now easy to remove even with thick
gloves on.

That looks nice, I got the key blanks and I haven't removed my stove knob in probably 1 1/2 years, I wonder if it will even come out   :(
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Re: 15 Minutes with my drill press
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2012, 06:01:47 pm »
Cured the slippery stovepipe with a 15 minute session on the drill press. Spot drilled @ 13 places per side, added a little Groove Glide (dry graphite) and now easy to remove even with thick
gloves on.

That looks nice, I got the key blanks and I haven't removed my stove knob in probably 1 1/2 years, I wonder if it will even come out   :(

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Re: 15 Minutes with my drill press
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2012, 11:49:10 pm »
   Very nice job Jim.
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Re: 15 Minutes with my drill press
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2012, 12:06:42 am »
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Re: 15 Minutes with my drill press
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2012, 03:44:49 pm »
Cured the slippery stovepipe with a 15 minute session on the drill press. Spot drilled @ 13 places per side, added a little Groove Glide (dry graphite) and now easy to remove even with thick
gloves on.
   nice ,  brains ,  :beerchug:
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Re: 15 Minutes with my drill press
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2012, 04:39:44 pm »
Man! I'd hate to have to carry that huge thing in my pocket...........  Oh, no, wait... You don't have to carry the key!  Only the bigger FOB!  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:


BTW nice work....  ;)
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Re: 15 Minutes with my drill press
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2012, 01:31:29 pm »
Man! I'd hate to have to carry that huge thing in my pocket...........  Oh, no, wait... You don't have to carry the key!  Only the bigger FOB!  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:


BTW nice work....  ;)
The FOB is about 1/4 the size of most cell phones or key rings or other car FOB most people carry. I haven't taken the key out since I bought my bike about 1 1/2 years back. I use the key in the FOB when I fill my tank and I made saddle bag key knobs and they stay in the bags.
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Re: 15 Minutes with my drill press
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2012, 04:33:36 pm »
To Joe in Cal, is there any chance of your bags coming off or opening due to vibration while riding with the keys in? I too leave the stove key in.

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Re: 15 Minutes with my drill press
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2012, 04:41:02 pm »
Man! I'd hate to have to carry that huge thing in my pocket...........  Oh, no, wait... You don't have to carry the key!  Only the bigger FOB!  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:


 :-\

Is that a fob in your pocket or are you just happy with your Connie...  :)
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Re: 15 Minutes with my drill press
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2012, 11:09:29 pm »
i like it , but its made slick for a reason , makes it hard for someone to try and pull it out , when you leave it alone , with the holes you made they now have more grip to pull on it
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Re: 15 Minutes with my drill press
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2012, 11:51:52 pm »
So I thought about doing what you did, and then figured why not just drill a 3/16" hole and use my COG Key fob?  This way I can put the Givi trunk key on there as well!
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Re: 15 Minutes with my drill press
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2012, 01:25:31 pm »
TMK45 - that will work! Anything to provide better purchase of the stovepipe. While I carry the back up fob/key I usually pull the stovepipe versus digging the backup out of my pocket when refilling the tank or accessing the bags.

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Re: 15 Minutes with my drill press
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2012, 08:06:00 pm »
I got a couple of spare keys cut for $4.50 ($3 blank +$1.50 to cut) each.  I carry one with my top case key and garage remote off the same key ring.  The FOB stays in my pocket and never sees the light of day.  The stovepipe stays... well, on the stovepipe.

But... whatever works for you.  It's all good.
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