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After only 200 miles, I've found a problem with the new styling. My keys started to rub the paint away on the lip of the main storage box. The best solution I could come up with so far was to take a sticky vinyl patch for a pool toy and cover the area. I took the faceplate off the lid of the storage box, took off the latch/lock mechanism, and wrapped the vinyl patch all the way around so that the edges couldn't start to peel. I fully expect it will yellow over time, but by then I will come up with a better solution. You can barely see the left edge of the patch in the photo.
 

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Putting the key in the other way up helps so the other keys are dangling from the top
as you look at it.
 

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Yes that is bad.
3M sell clear film expressly for this of application.

It is a pity that Suzuki did not adopt the 'keyless' solution - tech that is readily available and deployed by other manufacturers.
 

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I have all my Motorcycle key By Them Selves.

Well I have my Burgman 650 key and my top box key on one key ring.
 

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As a general rule key cylinders are not suppose to support weight on them and doing so can lead to premature wear or failure. Maybe a quick release key chain might be better. The only other key shared with my Burgman key is the Givi one.
 

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Put some clear plastic over the contact area and replace it as needed

or add some kind of lip above it to keep the keeps away from that area.

I would just not have that much stuff dangling from my motorcycle key...

I use a quick disconnect gizmo with my motorcycle key, once I remove it
it will attach quickly to the rest of the key chain.

not really a design flaw, just owner abuse in this instance....
 

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Putting the key in the other way up helps so the other keys are dangling from the top
as you look at it.
I just don't have any of my other keys on my ignition key for either the scoot or the car. At the very least I would get a carbiner and just have the suzuki key by itself so you can just use it when you ride.
 

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Yes that is bad.
3M sell clear film expressly for this of application.

It is a pity that Suzuki did not adopt the 'keyless' solution - tech that is readily available and deployed by other manufacturers.
Shoot I think the Skywaves already do use it. IIRC correctly it was a keyless start when the FOB is near type setup. It might have only been the Type M model though I am not sure.
 

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Keyless systems aren't all there cracked up to be. My Concours 14 had it and although I never had a problem many owners complained of stuck releases which stranded them from home. Also you still had to have a key for the gashole cap and side bags. Many owners wanted to go back to a simple single key that works everytime.

Also if you forget your fob in a pocket and sent it through the washer you had to pony up $250-500 bucks to reprogram a new one. Just saying.
 

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Holy crap......!!!!!! And I thought that you had a REAL PROBLEM......!!!!!
 
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