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How to Carry Your Spare Key on Long Distance Motorcycle Trips?

Posted by Eric Lange on December 20, 2011
Eric Lange
Since riding his KTM 950 Adventure down to South America in 2008 and launching RIDE Adventures in 2010, Eric now resides in Oregon for most of each year. Riding is still a regular part of his work though, in that guiding tours is a passion he'll always have, and researching new routes and regions allows RIDE Adventures to continue growing and providing reliable travel services to adventure minded riders and travelers from around the world.

Motorcycle Spare Key

Where will you hide your spare key during long distance motorcycle travels?

Since you’ll be away from home or any reliable source of retrieving spare keys, you’ll need to have one with you.  But what’s the best way to keep the extras safe while on the road?

One great way to make sure a key is always with you is by wearing it on your wrist.  Just buy a simple Velcro watch band/strap, and attach it (as shown in the photo above and video below.)  If the watchband is of any reasonable quality, you can literally live with the key always on your wrist, showering, sleeping, and riding every day.  Never take it off. 

Storing your keys somewhere that requires other keys to access them is just a bad idea.  Jackets and backpacks can be stolen or lost, pockets can rip or accidentally unzip, and we all know how secure motorcycle tank bags can be. 

It might seem like it’ll be a nuisance or constantly in the way, but it won’t take long for you to find the right strap tension and position for the key and forget that it’s even there.  Until you actually need it of course!

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