Sure it could, but the question I have asked before, and never had an answer is. . . Have any of you or anyone you actually know had a 1800 wing stolen ever, with or without the knob key, or even leaving the key in the ignition? :?Waldo said:A knob key can and will start your bike or open the trunk using only a coupla tools in your tool kit. I will not, of course, publish the method, but you can do it.
I have on on the right front compartment and the gas lid. It looks good. And you don't have to take your key out of the ignition at gas stops.Fred H. said:The knob itself hides the lock on the glovebox when it is inserted, so you would have no idea it has a key attached to it unless you owned a GL1800, and most other GL1800 owners don't go around stealing bikes. It just looks like a knob that turns. And if you use the radio knob, it matches the other knobs on the bike so it fits right in.
I was talking with another 1800 rider and he asked why I didn't have a key hole for my right side pocket and if it was a mod I had done. Pulled it out and showed him the key stub. He was very surprised.Fred H. said:The knob itself hides the lock on the glovebox when it is inserted, so you would have no idea it has a key attached to it unless you owned a GL1800, and most other GL1800 owners don't go around stealing bikes. It just looks like a knob that turns. And if you use the radio knob, it matches the other knobs on the bike so it fits right in.
Hey Fred - is that knob a "Honda" only thing or can you get them elsewhere? Thanks.Toyo said:I made two keys, one for ignition and one for the locking glove box. They pretty much stay in all the time. Somebody wants my bike that bad, let them take it.
I just have a problem with helmets.
Regular radio knob. Chrome is 2 for five bucks and from the dealer you can get black ones for about 3 bucks each.Toyo said:Hey Fred - is that knob a "Honda" only thing or can you get them elsewhere? Thanks.
one of the great things about the wing is ONE key opens-operates everythingMetric4me said:I'm ignorant to much of what is being said here, but I'm also very interested in what is being said here. I'm to be getting my first Wing (07 Silver/ABS) after the first of the year, and it appears to me that I am completely in the dark regarding what keys are supplied when I take delivery of the bike. Obviously a modification has been done, but is it just something that ingenious wing owners have figured out how to do, or is it patterned after a knob key supplied by Honda? Help a poor ignorant guy out. What keys are supplied by Honda, and are they all universally functional? (In other words, what operates what?)
I didn't invent this, I just documented how to do it. The idea has been around for a while, I don't know who first came up with it, but I am not aware of Honda having any such product.Metric4me said:Thanks all. I did read the write up, but what I don't know is whether or not Fred's idea has been generated from his own sense of need, or patterned after a similar product made by Honda?