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Old February 8th, 2017   #1
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While cleaning out the drawers to my bench in the basement. An unused key to my 92 ST11! Sold it in 2000. I was immediately struck by how much stubbier and stronger it is than the one to my ST 13. Those were longer and narrower and had a groove half the thickness of the key on each side. They were so flimsy they were easily twisted in the balky gas cap lock and clumsy locks for the saddlebags. I remember reading several posts by people who snapped them off in one of the locks. Snapping one off in the gas cap lock on a trip with an empty gas tank would be a GREAT way to ruin the day!

That cant happen with the ST11 thank goodness. There was no lock to defeat once you got the flimsy plastic door open.

One wonders why they made the gas cap lock. Whose going to steal gas from a motorcycle? They would have no way of knowing 7 gallons are in there....and besides stealing gas was a thing of the energy crisis in the 70s...
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I would be more concerned about someone putting something IN my tank.
People used to steal my gas cap from my 1965 Honda S90.
I quickly found that Ford Falcon gas caps would fit.
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Probably they put your Hondas gas cap on their Falcons.
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Probably they put your Hondas gas cap on their Falcons.
You may be correct.
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