When I got into Kawasaki triples about 1983, I rented half of the double farm house from my grandfather. I had a place to keep my bikes until he passed and the farm was sold in 1991. The '74 H1E 500caught on fire and was parked in 84. I purchased the '73 H1D 500 and rode that for a few years until I got a '82 GPZ 750. I moved three triples ( I also picked up a '74 H2B 750 from my brother ) to my friend's place, pulled the keys and there they sat until 2000. Then they moved to a different spot.
I brought the bikes back here a few years ago and haven't found the keys which were put in a "good spot".
I was sitting here at my computer and glanced over at the change jars. The newest coins are from the 80s in them.
Something catches my eye .... I see a piece of black shiny plastic.
I dumped the change out and found the keys to my '74 500 H1E ( the elusive plastic headed key ), the plastic headed key to my '73 500 H1D and the copy of the key for the '74 H2B .
Life is good
( after I put the change back in )
I did purchase keys off of ebay but was unable to get a plastic headed key for the '74.
I also got these change jars back from my ex when she tried to take things that weren't hers during the divorce in the early 90s.