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post #1 of 26 Old 17th March 2003, 03:07 AM Thread Starter
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How do you carry your BMW key? Keyrings? Keycase?

I used to have a keycase but the BMW key was just too big. I liked how a keycase prevents the keys from digging into your pockets and legs. Drawback of a keycase was their bulky size, almost like carrying a small wallet.

I know some men have all their keys on a ring and just take it out of their pockets and put them on the table where ever they are. That doesn't feel comfortable to me . . . may forget them etc.

Others use a 2 key ring system so that they can keep their keys in their pockets. The 2 key rings spreads out the bulk. Anyway, what's your system of carrying your keys?

In Italy, it's acceptable for men to carry around a small wrist purse, which I suppose is one solution.
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strip of leather??

and by the way, what's the function of the strip of leather that comes with the BMW keyholder. can't figure out its function. don't know how it's supposed to be installed either. there were no instructions that came with my BMW keyholder. please help, but please don't call me dumb even if i am.
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I'm not absolutely sure about that strip of leather, but I've seen it used to hold the key (i.e. it is that strip that goes through your key whole, not the plastic thingy. Then that strip is attached to that plastic thingy and there ya go).

I have a leather key case for my house keys, etc. Car key is separate. A bit bulky, so I usually leave my house keys in the car if I don't have some sort of bag/suitcase with me.

Okay, it's not the most inspired "carrying system", but it works :p
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now i think i understand. the strip of leather holds the key . . . i guess to have it hang outside more. although i think just putting the key in the plastic thingy would be good enough.
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I have been trying to come up with a solution for the past 10 years. I hate carrying keys around, as it is enough to carry a wallet, PDA and cell-phone. I really like the "Keyster" made for VW and Audi car keys. It clips onto the belt and holds the key like a pager. Nice idea, but I have not seen anything like this for BMWs.

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The SO and myself both use the BMW Loop Lock Key Ring (sorry, I can't make the link to it work, but go here and search .BMW Lifestyles USA )

Its stretchy so it'll give as needed if the keys are bunched in your pocket in a weird way. They've held up extremely well; the rubber is very tough and the BMW logo is etched, not inked

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rvacha, i like the idea . . .

how does the rubber lock in place and not slip out? via tension in the metal part?
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i just carry the key with a ///M5 keychain that i got last Xmas and a BMW teardrop that i've had for 12 years and been saving for when i bought this!

i never drive it to work cause it's so close (4 miles) and i use the universal transmitter to open the garage to the house so no other keys necessary!
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looks like screw in to keep rubber in place so keys don't fall out.
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