Author Topic: Do You Remove the STOVE KNOB key?  (Read 35750 times)

Offline CrashKLRtoConnie

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Do You Remove the STOVE KNOB key?
« on: May 12, 2011, 08:08:01 am »
When you leave your Connie do you remove the Stove Pipe KNOB Key?

Do you use the stove pipe key to lock the forks?

If you leave the stove pipe key in her, has anyone noticed / found that someone had tried to force it to turn? (Steal her)

I may be foolish, but I have assumed that the FOB system security makes the connie safer than most bikes, and almost always leave the stove pipe in with the forks unlocked.

Brent

EDIT: Changed "Pipe" to "Knob" to correct thread subject  -Max 
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Re: Do You Remove the STOVE PIPE key
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011, 08:09:30 am »
When you leave your Connie do you remove the Stove Pipe Key?  No

Do you use the stove pipe key to lock the forks? No

If you leave the stove pipe key in her, has anyone noticed / found that someone had tried to force it to turn? (Steal her) Not yet, and hopefully never

I may be foolish, but I have assumed that the FOB system security makes the connie safer than most bikes, and almost always leave the stove pipe in with the forks unlocked.

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Re: Do You Remove the STOVE PIPE key
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2011, 08:15:55 am »
Nope I never remove the key, Yes I lock my front forks, and no I don't think anybody has ever messed with it!

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Re: Do You Remove the STOVE PIPE key
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2011, 08:17:55 am »
I don't remove mine.

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Re: Do You Remove the STOVE PIPE key
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2011, 08:21:38 am »
I leave mine in at work and most places I go.  If I take a road trip to an unfamiliar area or park outside a hotel overnight I'll probably pull it just so no passerby gets any ideas. 

My fear is not having my bikes stolen - I love it but if it disappeared and never came back I would gladly take an insurance check and buy a new one - my fear is someone sees that key, hops on it to see if they could steal / mess with it and then get frustrated and knock it over or something stupid like that and then I have a damaged Concours. 

I should add I NEVER lock my forks.  If someone needed to move my bike for any reason I want them to be able to instead of having it tip over on them.  I've already been at work where we park a few bikes in a single spot and then because some person parked their car too close to us, the first person to leave for the day had to play musical bikes to get theirs out.  It falls under the I prefer that no one touches my bike but if they do I'd like to make the chance of damage as low as possible category.
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Re: Do You Remove the STOVE PIPE key
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2011, 08:24:04 am »
There is a fork lock?
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Re: Do You Remove the STOVE PIPE key
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2011, 08:52:31 am »
No

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Re: Do You Remove the STOVE PIPE key
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2011, 08:55:55 am »
Yes, only when I need to use it for the tank at fuel stops and once in awhile for the bags.  Fork locks?  Maybe twice since new.

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Re: Do You Remove the STOVE PIPE key
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2011, 09:03:40 am »
Stove pipe? Stove knob you mean right?  :D

I've only had mine out a couple of times back when I frist bought the bike, other than that it stays put.
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Re: Do You Remove the STOVE PIPE key
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2011, 09:21:14 am »
I take my key out to put gas in it and to work the saddlebags. I only lock the forks when I'm out someplace or in a less than desirable area.

To operate the fork lock turn the handlebars full left or pull with your left hand then turn stove key counterclockwise. You may have to push down I cant remember off the top of my head.

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Re: Do You Remove the STOVE PIPE key
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2011, 10:02:22 am »
Really? Can it be done? No, No, No. I have only turned the thing to turn it on, and rotated once screaming in frusteration after I left it in the on position after shut-down...killing the battery. Thank God for jumper cables.
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Re: Do You Remove the STOVE PIPE key
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2011, 10:19:04 am »
I don't even remove it to fill the tank and unlock the bags.  I use the fob key.

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Re: Do You Remove the STOVE PIPE key
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2011, 10:54:54 am »
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Re: Do You Remove the STOVE PIPE key
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2011, 11:19:54 am »
I leave mine in at work and most places I go.  If I take a road trip to an unfamiliar area or park outside a hotel overnight I'll probably pull it just so no passerby gets any ideas. 

My fear is not having my bikes stolen - I love it but if it disappeared and never came back I would gladly take an insurance check and buy a new one - my fear is someone sees that key, hops on it to see if they could steal / mess with it and then get frustrated and knock it over or something stupid like that and then I have a damaged Concours. 

I should add I NEVER lock my forks.  If someone needed to move my bike for any reason I want them to be able to instead of having it tip over on them.  I've already been at work where we park a few bikes in a single spot and then because some person parked their car too close to us, the first person to leave for the day had to play musical bikes to get theirs out.  It falls under the I prefer that no one touches my bike but if they do I'd like to make the chance of damage as low as possible category.
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