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Offline RoadKillHeaven

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Finally I've done it.
« on: May 03, 2018, 09:53:54 pm »
In times like these, I detest modern technology. In times like this I wish I still had good old ignition key instead of fancy-shmancy transponder to summon ignition gods.
Since adding top box, I've caught myself leaving key in the top box lock on several occasions. Every time I noticed in time that I left key in the lock.
Yesterday, was complete meltdown. I totally blame solar flare for total eclipse of my mind.
As I ride, I notice "No Transponder" message. It dawns on me...
An hour later, after safely bringing my bike home, I've found transponder on the side of the road, in pieces. Top box key survived the onslaught of tires before I found it.
The transponder was pronounced KIA.

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Re: Finally I've done it.
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2018, 10:10:37 pm »
As a popular comedian said... this might be your sign....
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Re: Finally I've done it.
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018, 10:23:22 pm »
Couple days ago, at a gas station, saw a woman pumping gas... and then heard the girl inside saying she had to "come inside, pump charge card slot is not working"... so I watch the chick, root around inside the car, pull her wallet/card holder out of her purse, turn, and slam the door... then, she spun again, and pressed down the lock button... I suppose because she didn't take her purse... and the car was running... never thought about it till she came back out, and yelled "ooooooo $#!+..."

Yep, fob door locks and ignition, fob in purse, car running...

I offered to "jimmy" her door, and went down the street to my house to get a coat hanger... but she ended calling the Sherriffs to open it, and after repeated attempts,with the "jimmy tool" by the Deputy, now with the car alarm screaming...and everyone watching,  I asked her if she wanted it opened.. cop said backoff, lady said open it... first try 5 seconds, and door was open...

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Moral of the story...
"If a FOB falls on the ground, and is left, and nobody hears it, it doesn't make a sound.. and... if you never tell anyone..., well, it never happened.. :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Re: Finally I've done it.
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2018, 01:05:22 am »
Was she blond?
Did she have an older car model?
See, newer stuff - us old farts haven't gotten used to yet -  come equipped with smart entry/start system. Leave key fob inside it will not lock drivers door no matter how long you press on lock switch on the door. Moreover, leave/lose key fob elsewhere, it wont respond.
Besides, I've yet to see an individual leaving car keys in the boot lid lock. 

The moral of my story IS beware of solar flares as they do profoundly affect one's brain activity. We had unseasonably warm day yesterday!
 Also, leaving key in top box lock doesn't help ameliorate the problem. 

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Re: Finally I've done it.
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2018, 03:25:49 am »
Fancy smancy newfangled stuff. I once had an inexpensive (cheep knock-off) top box. Lost the first key due to solar flare. Lost the second do to plain old fashioned brain fart, caused by solar brightness. Neither one was ever seen again.
  Key fobs left on seat will still be on seat even after returning several miles to look for it. >:(
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Re: Finally I've done it.
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2018, 03:45:07 am »
Had I left it on the seat, I'd probably seen it before taking off.
The top box I have is Givi which requires key to unlock. Once unlocked it could be opened again w/o key until locked. Leaving key in the lock in upright position where it is not held by internal pins does make it susceptible to tumble.

 
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Re: Finally I've done it.
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2018, 07:28:04 am »
"Had I left it on the seat, I'd probably seen it before taking off."

That's what I thought. Didn't work out that way. :'(
 When I found it still on the seat I felt both happy and stupid. :??:
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Re: Finally I've done it.
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2018, 11:51:44 am »
Not long after we bought my wife's new car last year(Chrysler 300C), she was putting her pocketbook in the trunk like she always does when we are going in a store or restaurant.  I had started walking away and I heard her cussing and slamming the trunk repeatedly.  I walked back and every time she would close the trunk it would pop back open.  It only took me a second to realize her fob was in her purse and even though mine was in my pocket it wouldn't let her close it up in the trunk.  Ironically however, if I have my fob with me it WILL let her leave hers in the car just not the trunk.  Not sure if that's by design or accident.  ::)
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Re: Finally I've done it.
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2018, 08:07:06 pm »
Fob in pocket. Never leaves pocket. Only key leaves pocket. Why do you have your fob attached to the key? If it stays in your pocket you won't lose it. Just trying to be helpful.  ;)

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Re: Finally I've done it.
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2018, 03:20:40 am »
I though the same way until I got top box. Then things changed. I've learned the hard way.

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Re: Finally I've done it.
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2018, 03:23:10 am »
+1, really 2, top box and hard way >:(
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