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    I know this may be old news to some but my Suzuki dealer didn't know about this so chances are some of you don't ether. If you have replaced your grips with some Kury grips or any other grips you have a pretty cool axle cap that I bet you didn't even know about. Fits perfect, just like it was made for it. And yes my dif is black now




    On this one I used a end cap off of a VTX but you can do the same thing with the 9 cap. First go buy a couple of extra keys (less that 5 bucks at ACE Hardware), then cut the key so that the cap is flush when you epoxy the key to the cap. After that you really never need to take your key out again because it looks like part of the bike now. I keep one of my spares in my pocket for opening the gas cap.

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    Awesome, I knew about the axle cap idea but the key idea in a new one to me

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    JYD here, Lamont did you pull the back wheel to paint the hub, and if you did,did you pull the wheel in one piece or did you pull it apart? JUNK YARD DOG

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    Your just full of nifty ideas....are U sure your not some sort of secret Santa elf moonlighting in the off season..
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    That is great. I need to go dig out my old caps.

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    The key idea is pretty nifty, but as our rides become more familiar to the masses (as well as the location of the keyhole), I would feel less comfortable leaving the key intact.
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    We wingers have been doing the key thing for the glove boxes and gas caps, but the nice thing about that is the key when cut is not long enough to start the bike so we can keep it in the locks. That is a cool idea though. Nice for shows.

    I gotta give it to you bro, your mind never stops

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    Quote Originally Posted by junk yard dog
    JYD here, Lamont did you pull the back wheel to paint the hub, and if you did,did you pull the wheel in one piece or did you pull it apart? JUNK YARD DOG
    I could tell you but then I would have to kill you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medic1210
    The key idea is pretty nifty, but as our rides become more familiar to the masses (as well as the location of the keyhole), I would feel less comfortable leaving the key intact.
    Didn't say you had to leave it in, do whatever you feel good about. I leave the keys in all my bikes, haven't loss one yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamonster
    Didn't say you had to leave it in, do whatever you feel good about. I leave the keys in all my bikes, haven't loss one yet.
    Do you mean you haven't lost the key or the bike yet? LOL>

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    come on Lamont was the dog right, you can tell me it won't hurt. JUNK YARD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamonster
    Didn't say you had to leave it in, do whatever you feel good about. I leave the keys in all my bikes, haven't loss one yet.
    True enough... I guess with this being my first bike ever, I'm a bit more timid about that stuff. That being said, I'm quite bad about walking away from the bike (gas station, restaraunt, etc) with the key in the ignition and in the "on" position. If that isn't a "come take me" flag to would be thieves, I don't know what is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HalGreenlee
    Do you mean you haven't lost the key or the bike yet? LOL>
    Keys I've lost, that's why I leave them in.

    Quote Originally Posted by junk yard dog
    come on Lamont was the dog right, you can tell me it won't hurt. JUNK YARD
    Taped it off Bro, I had places to go and didn't feel like messing with it. I will try your way though but I need to know those magic words you used.

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    Thanks for the heads up when I decide what I doing next which will probally be grips and pegs I remember this
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    The peer pressure on this board must have got to you Lamonster. Are your calipers also going black?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TM109R
    The peer pressure on this board must have got to you Lamonster. Are your calipers also going black?
    Naw, I didn't like it either, I do like the calipers and so does Brimbo.

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    Slick, I did not know this. Thanks again for the many tips you have given us.
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    used one on the axle and the other to cover up the kickstand nut (with a little help from my old buddy RTV)...Jason

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    Hey Lampont, I'm sure you saw this before.https://www.m109riders.com/forum/inde...html#msg142855
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mental
    Awesome, I knew about the axle cap idea but the key idea in a new one to me
    Actually I had it the other way around, I knew about the key idea (but not using a grip end for it) but never heard of using it as an axle cap. Cool idea, thanks Lamont!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spete-o
    Hey Lampont, I'm sure you saw this before.https://www.m109riders.com/forum/inde...html#msg142855
    Nope

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    Thats really cool. You have the EnV (LG VX-9900) too huh?

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    How is it attached to the axle? Does it just snap on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HalGreenlee
    Do you mean you haven't lost the key or the bike yet? LOL>
    Me either..always know where the key is that way..

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    Sweet mod. Did it on my sabre some years back and will do it on the LE once it is here...

    Chief, Nice idea on the kickstand nut... Any modifications to make it fit?

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    I'll be using my caps for the front wheel axle on my M90 but how do you get the caps to hold there

    Thanks for this idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukas View Post
    I'll be using my caps for the front wheel axle on my M90 but how do you get the caps to hold there

    Thanks for this idea

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    place a bit of silicone on it then push it on

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty109 View Post
    place a bit of silicone on it then push it on
    How about a couple of pics showing the key glued in then how it looks on the bike :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luap View Post
    How about a couple of pics showing the key glued in then how it looks on the bike :)
    The big plastic piece can be cut off and the key itself is a small square piece. This is a custom one done by James Newell

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    He also did my dipstick to match. And did a laser etched Derby cover of my family coat of arms

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