Removing cassette player when key is knackered, '83 Aspy


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Removing cassette player when key is knackered, '83 Aspy

Postby jeffcosmo » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:19 pm



Firstly, the cassette player works fine, it's just the key that won't turn. *Might* be a wrong cylinder, but all else works on the bike with the one key, so I think it might just be buggered.

So...is there a panel that can be removed to push in the latching bit so I can rebuild/rekey??
Mind this is a very cherry '83 Aspencade that I just want things to work like they're supposed to work.

Thanks,
Cosmo



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Re: Removing cassette player when key is knackered, '83 Aspy

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:58 am

Does the lock have a number printed on it (usually a three digit number)? If so, does it match the numbers on the other locks?

The locks holding my rear trunk on my GL1100 were unmovable, I always assumed they were for the wrong key. I later had a closer look and saw the numbers on them matched the numbers on the other locks, AND on my key. So I shot some graphite lubricant into them and wiggled the key around for a bit, and eventually they loosened up and unlocked just fine.

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Re: Removing cassette player when key is knackered, '83 Aspy

Postby jeffcosmo » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:40 pm

I got it out, and here's the scoop: You cannot remove the cassette player other than by the key. I removed mine by wiggling the key and moving it up and down until it turned. Then I replaced it with the pocket's key cylinder, which I can deal with later. No numbers on either cylinder.

It turns out that the socket to receive the latch in the cassette adaptor is blanked, with no way to press the latch out. Honda did their job well.

Cosmo


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