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 Scratches on your neck !! ....... Suzuki VL800 Intruder

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joolz6
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PostSubject: Scratches on your neck !! ....... Suzuki VL800 Intruder   Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:37 pm

I was fed up with the scratches on the frame covers so i decided to do something about it ! The options were to either have just the ignition key on its own (although i found it to be a problem when trying to find it in your pocket in your leathers) or to come up with an idea. So here is what i did !!! First raid my wee girls toy box !! I found a skull from last years halloween, get a spare made up then cut the top of it to make it slightly narrower, then cut a section out of the plastic skull insert the key inside ,fill it with fibreglass resin,wait 24 hours for it to set and hey presto !! a key i can find easily and looks pretty cool when inserted in the ignition !!!

See photos ! Also have found that the scratches from before can be rubbed out with compound the a couple of coats of a good wax ! The best wax i have found is Harly wax (yes that is how it is spelt) it is 100% no.1 yellow carnauba wax and it gives a great shine to your paintwork , a 14oz tin from ebay cost me £14 but there is enough there to last a lifetime !!
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PostSubject: Re: Scratches on your neck !! ....... Suzuki VL800 Intruder   Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:39 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Scratches on your neck !! ....... Suzuki VL800 Intruder   Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:31 pm

That's well cool Joolz. I'm amazed at all the great ideas on here.


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PostSubject: Re: Scratches on your neck !! ....... Suzuki VL800 Intruder   Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:45 pm

Very good idea, thats given me an idea as well!
I have been thinking of ways of hiding the ignition key hole by moving it but you have inspired me and now I have worked out how to do it. I will use one of my old chrome stock bar ends and do the same as you. That way I could have the key in the ignition and it would not stand out as a the ignition, very clever!
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PostSubject: Re: Scratches on your neck !! ....... Suzuki VL800 Intruder   Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:43 pm

I get a lot of coments on how good the key looks !!! And being scotish i like to save a couple of £ (LOL) Also see in the second photo the diff a chrome strip around the tank makes !
Safe driving !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Scratches on your neck !!    Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:09 pm

hey joolz i think your key looks real cool will have to have a go with something simalar cheers mate!
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PostSubject: Re: Scratches on your neck !! ....... Suzuki VL800 Intruder   Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:16 pm

Great idea
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PostSubject: Re: Scratches on your neck !! ....... Suzuki VL800 Intruder   Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:23 pm

Looks really good that mate.

I always take my ignition key off the rest of the keys to prevent any scratches.
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PostSubject: Re: Scratches on your neck !! ....... Suzuki VL800 Intruder   Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:25 pm

I like it !
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PostSubject: one of my old chrome stock bar ends   Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:00 am

Mr Intruder wrote:
Very good idea, thats given me an idea as well!
I have been thinking of ways of hiding the ignition key hole by moving it but you have inspired me and now I have worked out how to do it. I will use one of my old chrome stock bar ends and do the same as you. That way I could have the key in the ignition and it would not stand out as a the ignition, very clever!

Pictures please!
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PostSubject: Re: Scratches on your neck !! ....... Suzuki VL800 Intruder   Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:12 am

Dmaned good idea. I use one of those rubber wrist bands.
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PostSubject: Re: Scratches on your neck !! ....... Suzuki VL800 Intruder   Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:53 pm

I just use a paracord key chain. But this is a good idea.
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PostSubject: Re: Scratches on your neck !! ....... Suzuki VL800 Intruder   Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:36 pm

Now that i have chrome neck covers fittted it looks as cool as feck with the skull looking out !!!!
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