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Hey all,

So I got these ugly scratches from the keys on my handlebar, is there any suggestion how I can make them disappear? :D They're quite annoying to look at. Thanks.

 

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- that's a top triple tree, not a handle bar.

-stop trying to insert the key while drunk, you won't miss the hole as much. Kidding aside, how are you scratching it up so bad? Don't tell me you have your entire key set on your bike key.

-take th triple off by loosening the left and right side, and then the center nut, take it off and spray it.

EDIT: Take the clip ons off first, its not a super sport.
 

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Get some kind of multi purpose lanyard where a key comes off the rest of the ring and does little or no damage.

You can find small vinyl fake carbon stickers that cover areas like that from wear marks. Put one on my R1 to keep that plastic from leaving anything at all.

 

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Yeah, I have my car key, my GF's car key, my R3 key, kryptonite * Xena lock keys, & misc other keys along with a carabiner on my keychain. I have the R3 on a dedicated 0-ring with 550 cord (military paracord) attached to it otherwise my key remote & keys would tear it up.
 

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I've used a black marker to black out the key marks on another bike. Be aware though that most black markers actually leave a bit of a purple tinge rather than straight black. Still, it's easy to do and works pretty well. A better suggestion would be to remove the whole clamp and just repaint it.

One of my pet peeves is actually seeing guys with multiple keys and key chains hanging off their bikes' ignitions rattling around all day and night destroying the finish on their clamps. Doesn't it annoy you to have all that crap swinging back and forth every time you take a corner?
 

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I appreciate your answers. Thanks.
I had my house key hanging and flying around. Unfortunately I learned not to have it like that the hard way. I think I'll try taking the triple tree off and perhaps repaint / spray it.
 

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Here is a pick of my key ring which I described above. It is pretty large and I keep it on a carabiner and tuck it in my back pcoket instead of having it sit lick a big lup in my front pocket. I stripped it down to the bare minimum of what I need. The problem I have with detachable rings is that they add more junk and size to the key ring.

So for each vehicle key on my ring, I give it a dedicated ring of it's own, child rings, if you will, that all attach to the master parent ring. When I ride my R3, I slide the R3 key and it-s O-ring off the whole set. To give the R3 ring a little more size and weight on its own in case I throw it in my pocket without attaching it back to my main keys, I threw a 550 cord onto the the O-ring like I described above. The 550 cord is the only thing that whips around in the wind on my bike.

 

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I use a key ring that detaches. When riding my bike key is by itself and I keep my house key in a pocket in my riding apparel. When I get home I snap the two back together and throw them in the key drawer. Doing it like this also allows me to run back inside the house to get something without having to stop the engine on the bike.
 

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Maybe a rubbing compound, like the kind you would use to take light scratches out of car paint could take out those scratches? :confused:
 

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I keep the bike key on it's own with a cloth key tag. house key is stored in the tail storage.

Opposite side says "NOT TODAY"

****, where did you get this? I need this.
 

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I had the same thing happen years ago on my gsxr600 so I feel your pain. Now, I keep the bike key naked and alone from it's key brothers. All other keys on one ring which I keep in my backpack, just took a little time to train myself to not "stoner" and leave key in ignition
 
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