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  • Offline MrB1967   gb

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    Still learning..
    on: Aug 28, 2021, 10.49 am
    Aug 28, 2021, 10.49 am
    After five years of ownership, I've only just realised that the luggage latches locked without the key in the lock:
    Key in, unlock, open box, turn key to locked, remove key, close box when ready. It's a gamechanger  :002:

    This has only come to light now I'm riding with a pillion. When solo, I usually only access one box at a time and have got used to leaving the key in the lock (so I don't have to find it again). I'd shut the box and then lock it, all good. With two of us wanting to get geared up after a stop, it's much easier to open them all at once, get the keys in the ignition and let all the systems boot up while we get our gear on.

    Now I'm wondering what else I don't know..

    Next post will be "how do I get my keys out of a locked top box"  :008:


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    Re: Still learning..
    Reply #1 on: Aug 28, 2021, 11.34 am
    Aug 28, 2021, 11.34 am
    Hi MrB1967,

    "You're never to old to learn", and,

    "You may never know what you don't know, until you know it" !

    That "trick" works for the lids of the Panniers and the Top Box,
    but like you say don't put your keys inside and then close the lid !  :159:

    Similarly DON'T put your Ignition Key in the storage box under the left handlebar grip
    and then close the lid - as it will lock, and you need to turn the Ignition On to unlock it,
    using the Ignition Key you just locked into the Box !  :138:
    ( Without reverting to "special" opening tactics ! ).

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    Re: Still learning..
    Reply #2 on: Aug 28, 2021, 12.58 pm
    Aug 28, 2021, 12.58 pm
    *Originally Posted by MrB1967 [+]

    Now I'm wondering what else I don't know..


    Well, there are people who are still unaware of some functions that can be performed with the buttons or settings on the instrument panel.

    I will mention two that I remember right now.

    - When we put the 4 fault indicator lights on the instrument panel. For example, if we approach a shoulder, we do not necessarily have to press the button on the instrument panel again to deactivate the fault indicators. We just hit the road and set the turn signal slider to the left or right position and canceled the fault indicators.

    - From the configuration of the instrument panel, there is the possibility that the clueless do some maneuvers, turn on the indicators and forget to disconnect them again. Well, in the configuration there is the possibility of putting them in automatic, in case you forget to disconnect them. The system does it automatically for you.
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    Re: Still learning..
    Reply #3 on: Aug 28, 2021, 01.05 pm
    Aug 28, 2021, 01.05 pm
    So a quick click of the turn switch cancels the hazard warning lights? That's something I didn't know either... thanks!

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    Re: Still learning..
    Reply #4 on: Aug 28, 2021, 01.34 pm
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    I carry a spare key in my jacket pocket.  A just in case thing. :156:
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    Re: Still learning..
    Reply #5 on: Aug 28, 2021, 02.29 pm
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    Hold the Clutch Lever IN while you turn the Ignition ON
    and the Headlamps will come ON - so you can check the Bulbs
    without having to start the engine.  :028:


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    Re: Still learning..
    Reply #6 on: Aug 28, 2021, 03.05 pm
    Aug 28, 2021, 03.05 pm
    *Originally Posted by MrB1967 [+]
    After five years of ownership, I've only just realised that the luggage latches locked without the key in the lock:
    Key in, unlock, open box, turn key to locked, remove key, close box when ready. It's a gamechanger  :002:

    This has only come to light now I'm riding with a pillion. When solo, I usually only access one box at a time and have got used to leaving the key in the lock (so I don't have to find it again). I'd shut the box and then lock it, all good. With two of us wanting to get geared up after a stop, it's much easier to open them all at once, get the keys in the ignition and let all the systems boot up while we get our gear on.

    Now I'm wondering what else I don't know..

    Next post will be "how do I get my keys out of a locked top box"  :008:

    8 years and 102,000 miles and I never figured that out...  :087:

    But... I ABSOLUTELY would have locked the ignition keys in the cases at some point, likely several times... ( that's why I have a luggage key on the OTHER part of my keychain!! )!!!

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    Re: Still learning..
    Reply #7 on: Aug 28, 2021, 03.39 pm
    Aug 28, 2021, 03.39 pm
    *Originally Posted by MrB1967 [+]
    So a quick click of the turn switch cancels the hazard warning lights? That's something I didn't know either... thanks!

    Yes, sliding the button by placing the turn signal to the left or placing the turn signal to the right cancels the fault signals.
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