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Key Chain D-Key – Convenient New Tool

Wouldn’t it be nice to get to every bolt on your motorcycle with ease without having to run inside to get the right tool, even on the side of the road?

One of my motorcycle (I won’t point fingers, but I’m looking at you, KYMCO), I have to remove two side covers using an allen key, before I can even remove the seat to get to the motorcycle’s battery.

I can only imagine how many other motorcyclists have similar issues, or could benefit from an optimized allen key or various hex keys as part of their keychain. Enter the D-Key, a new Kickstarter project aimed at making life easier for anyone who needs an allen key from time to time. Check out the video:

According to Daniel Neale, there are two major problems with allen keys: their size is inconvenient and they’re uncomfortable to hold.

Then again, on a typical day at work, Daniel looks like this, so I’ll let you draw your own conclusions:

D-Key Daniel Neale

That said, he’s not wrong. I’m going to add that carrying a loose hex key or allen key in your pocket is just a pain in the …leg. Either the key is too small to good good torque from comfortably, or else it takes up too much pocket real estate.

All in all, not a bad idea, especially for sport bike riders who may need to remove fairings or body panels on occasion, or for people like me with that one peculiar motorcycle…

If interested, check out the D-Key on Kickstarter.

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One comment

  1. A very good idea. Never thought of that.

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