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Key guard?

So my new 00 748 was just delivered today.

While drooling over it, I noticed that way tank is shaped, unless I get those key guard, tank would more then likely get all acratched up.

But everywhere I look only carbonfibor key guard(that is located in US) i can find says only 94 to 97, and no luck finding one that says fits 2000.

Is tank desing changed in 97 or something?


And where do I go for carbonfiber parts need in US?
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I have a 99, and I have no scratches cuz I keep my bike key separate from the rest. That's personally what I would do

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I have a 99, and I have no scratches cuz I keep my bike key separate from the rest. That's personally what I would do
So you just have key by itself with no keychain?

I thought about doing that, but that sounds like quick way to lose your key tho...
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You might try one of these Ducati key fobs. Relatively soft leather and can be snapped on your belt.

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So you just have key by itself with no keychain?

I thought about doing that, but that sounds like quick way to lose your key tho...

Nah, you get used to it. Either that or take JD's suggestion and get one made out of soft leather. Having a chain full of housekeys and other junk rattling around kinda sucks anyway.

Edit: Congrats on the bike BTW

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Nah, you get used to it. Either that or take JD's suggestion and get one made out of soft leather. Having a chain full of housekeys and other junk rattling around kinda sucks anyway.

Edit: Congrats on the bike BTW

Not to mention if one of those key gets stuck between the tank and stabilizer, and prevents me from turning the steering bar?

Oh thanks BTW
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I have a 99, and I have no scratches cuz I keep my bike key separate from the rest. That's personally what I would do
Me too. My key goes from ignition to left jacket pocket and back. And as soon as I walk in the house it goes to the "key basket".

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Is tank desing changed in 97 or something?
No, later tanks are the same but the best thing is to just use the key on it's own, I have a spring-loaded clip (like a dog lead) on my keyring for the key to clip to(when I'm not riding) and use the key on it's own in the ignition - I have done this on every bike and car that I have ever owned as, even if it doesn't scratch, I can't bear loose keys flapping about.

ps in 30 years of riding/driving I have never lost a key.


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Back on Topic.....

I got a key guard off of ebay from a guy in Germany. Nice quality and shipping to the US was faster than some domestic shipments.

OT: An old time Norton mechanic told me not to have a bunch of stuff hanging off the igntion key. The weight and vibration would destroy the switch in time.
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