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Ah, interesting! I already took them out, since the bike came without tool kit, and I figured removing them would give me a bit wider space - BUT...

Now that you mentioned it, I'm going to see if they can be fortified and hidden, like little safety compartments!! 馃槑

Excellent... some sort of inner liner that goes all the way up, covering those two panels... and maybe I can figuree out some sort of lock. Though, certainly camouflaging them would be much better. Whatever lock I can install can be broken as they're just plastic in the end. Maybe reinforced with metal from the inside?

Excellent suggestion, thanks! I was already scouting for a hideaway for a spare key. I usually duct-tape one to the chassis, just so if I lose my key in the sand, I can just slide under and retrieve the spare! 馃槑
 

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Remember though, customs border guards have sniffer dogs these days and nothing seals well enough to fool Fido ( including your, err...person)

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(I worked with customs intel for a while consulting on vehicle aspects, boy did they teach some stuff)
 

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The post (#17) by @DarisPakar reminded me of a couple of things:

1) Along with @Bluestrom13 (post #2), I (post #5) had mentioned duct tape. As DP mentioned, I carry my duct tape in a flat roll. I forget where I got this, years ago, but it's wrapped around some cardboard (I'm pretty sure I didn't do this myself):
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Tire Wheel Automotive tire Tread Finger


2) Since 2014 (I just checked my email, for the order) I've been wearing a Road ID bracelet every time I ride. I keep this in my top case, along with my custom ear plugs, a case for my hearing aids, a stretchy scarf thing, a bottle of Gatorade, etc. etc. I mean, I'm surprised that I didn't mention this before, since, as I say, I put this on for every ride (which, more often than not these days, I'm by myself):
Electric blue Human leg Wrist Waist Fashion accessory


I had been using some other systems -- paper inside a vinyl envelope stuck on my helmet, for example, phone ICE contact list, etc. -- prior to that. But in a thread about this sort of thing on a Victory forum (in, duh, 2014), an actual EMT posted about his experiences at accident scenes, and that convinced me to go the wrist strap route. If you're interested, here's that thread:


There are, naturally enough, several outfits that make these, but I settled on Road ID:


When I placed my initial order, I ordered two straps: an adjustable fabric with velcro one, and a stretchy silicone one. I wound up vastly preferring the silicone one; I often forget that I'm still wearing it, when I get home after a ride (and then take it off and put it in the topcase when I do notice it). I ordered just the silicone one four years later, when I discovered that I had to an add an allergy notation.

Here are some of the detail pages there: www.roadid.com/pages/choose-your-wrist-style and www.roadid.com/products/stretch-rugged-silicone-id-bracelet?variant=47577973130 . They (and other vendors) also make dogtag-style IDs for the same use; with the various clothing layers I add or subtract, I decided the wrist device is much less hassle.
 

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Since 2014 (I just checked my email, for the order) I've been wearing a Road ID bracelet every time I ride.

Excellent, and I've been thinking of this for a while, even just for my regular rides - thanks.

Placing my order.

And, this is what shoppers outside USA like to see!!! Business owners with worldwide reach take note...

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Excellent, and I've been thinking of this for a while, even just for my regular rides - thanks.

Placing my order.

And, this is what shoppers outside USA like to see!!! Business owners with worldwide reach take note...

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Are you going with Road ID? I didn't see that free shipping on their site -- just curious.

Just a note, if you've read that Victory thread. The guy that convinced me, Tony Giotta, the EMT, is a stand-up, no lying, no BS, no exaggeration type of guy. I was on that forum for the five years I owned a Vic (well, I'm still technically a member), and got to know him from many posts there, did some off-forum emails with him (like me, he did some major farkling, too), etc. So I take his accident-scene procedural knowledge at face value.
 

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Are you going with Road ID? I didn't see that free shipping on their site -- just curious.
Yes, popped up on their site.

USD 24.99, it's a deal for the peace of mind it gives!

You know, they prolly see overseas origin from my IP, and therefore display the free shipping offer - clever.

Actually, shipping, or let's say "doesn't ship outside US" is one of the bummers of the web. Interestingly, China ships everywhere, no issues, and also usually has the cost embedded in their prices.
 

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Yes, popped up on their site.

USD 24.99, it's a deal for the peace of mind it gives!

You know, they prolly see overseas origin from my IP, and therefore display the free shipping offer - clever.

Actually, shipping, or let's say "doesn't ship outside US" is one of the bummers of the web. Interestingly, China ships everywhere, no issues, and also usually has the cost embedded in their prices.
Ah, makes sense, re the IP.

Yeah, I know what you mean about "outside the US." I have a good friend who lives in Montreal -- about four hours north of me -- who's had some stuff shipped to my house over the years, because of such restrictions. Then, he'd come visit at some point, and take the stuff back with him (because, as I recall, he's allowed $300 or $400 worth of goods duty-free, and double that if his wife comes along).
 

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Thank you kindly - awesome of you to offer.

I won't disturb you, my daughter is there and she'll handle it. She owes me 馃槈 I kind of gave her life 馃ぃ馃ぃ馃ぃ
 

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@wspollack thanks for the RoadID suggestion - they've been great to deal with!

Not only a useful and I'd even say necessary product for riders, and at a reasonable price, with free international shipping, but they also have a sense of humor/humour!

I had Eddie the Yeti pack it for me :LOL:

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And they're organized - my order was sent today, a day after placing it!

Glad to add my recommendation for Road ID emergency info bracelet (no affiliation, not a shareholder, and no hostile takeover planned 馃榿)
 

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Remember though, customs border guards have sniffer dogs these days and nothing seals well enough to fool Fido ( including your, err...person)

:)
(I worked with customs intel for a while consulting on vehicle aspects, boy did they teach some stuff)
oh, 馃槸 eeewww poor doggie!
 

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and don't forget the bottle/can opener, and a couple extras in case of emergency
 

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P-38 Have had one on both my wifes and my key ring since 1973.
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