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I can't find any old threads about this so here goes. Anybody put a keyless gas cap on their CTX? I fill up every day due to commute distance and I don't like messing with the key every time. I replaced the cap on my Suzuki Burgman with a keyless one and it's been fantastic. I found an HTT model for many Honda models, but the CTX isn't specifically listed. I'm down the rabbit hole of cross referencing the OEM CTX cap with the OEM version of one of the HTT compatible models.



Thanks in advance for any input and I'll keep this thread updated with my progress.
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I had my locksmith make a spare key. I keep in my wallet. So when I pull out the debit card to swipe I pull out the key and remove the cap while the pump is processing my debit info. By the time I place the cap on top of pump itís usually ready to begin pumping.
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I did see somebody on the Kawisaki forum that got one, but that required also replacing the ring attached to the tank. Of course nothing like that is available on the CTX. The poster that mentioned a spare key made me think. As you are obviously are not worried about the gas tank being accessible to anybody, perhaps you could get a spare key and just leave it in the lock on the current gas cap. I think it would fit underneath the plastic cover that you pull up. Then you would not have to mess with the key that is in the ignition and could just open the gas cap as you wish. Just an idea.
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I did see somebody on the Kawisaki forum that got one, but that required also replacing the ring attached to the tank. Of course nothing like that is available on the CTX. The poster that mentioned a spare key made me think. As you are obviously are not worried about the gas tank being accessible to anybody, perhaps you could get a spare key and just leave it in the lock on the current gas cap. I think it would fit underneath the plastic cover that you pull up. Then you would not have to mess with the key that is in the ignition and could just open the gas cap as you wish. Just an idea.
Spare key could be used to start the bike too, so it might not be a good idea to leave one in the filler cap.
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Am I missing something here? Is it really that big a deal to take the key out of the ignition and put it back after you're done fueling? What an ordeal!
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"Spare key could be used to start the bike too, so it might not be a good idea to leave one in the filler cap."
Thanks Daddy D. You are right. I hereby withdraw my previous suggestion.
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I leave a spare key in the gas cap; one that I cut it down in size and added a knob on the top for easy twisting. The short key can't be used to start the engine.
The filler gas cap only uses the first half inch of the OEM key. Where as the ignition uses the whole inch and a quarter.
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Am I missing something here? Is it really that big a deal to take the key out of the ignition and put it back after you're done fueling? What an ordeal!

Yes. My ring only has 3 keys plus a bottle opener on it, but it's a pain in the butt to deal with it everyday, especially wearing gloves.
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I leave a spare key in the gas cap; one that I cut it down in size and added a knob on the top for easy twisting. The short key can't be used to start the engine.
The filler gas cap only uses the first half inch of the OEM key. Where as the ignition uses the whole inch and a quarter.

What kind of knob did you add? I ordered a used cap & key on eBay and I'm going to do the same thing. I've been kicking around different ideas on what to put on top of the cut down key to make it easy to twist with gloves on. Thanks!
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Am I missing something here, Is anyone thinking about bike theft? Leaving a key is the gas cap is an excellent way for a bike thief to steal your bike!
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