Ignition Key Lock


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sailorsubvet
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Ignition Key Lock

Postby sailorsubvet » Tue May 04, 2010 5:21 pm



i just got a 1981 GL that I am restoring, I turned the ignition key all the way to the right to the "P" position and now it won't turn back to the off position so I can remove the key. How do I correct this ?



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Re: Ignition Key Lock

Postby thrasherg » Tue May 04, 2010 5:45 pm

I am not familiar with your particular bike, but sometimes you have to push the key down into the lock and then turn it.. Worth a try just don't force it and break the key in the lock.. :oops:

Gary

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Re: Ignition Key Lock

Postby sailorsubvet » Tue May 04, 2010 6:13 pm

do these bikes have locking handlebars when parked and turnes all the way to the left ?

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Re: Ignition Key Lock

Postby ramdam1 » Tue May 04, 2010 7:09 pm

Yes they lock when you turn them all the way to the left and put the key in the lock position not the park. Park should not lock them it should keep the rear taillight on. Mine is a little troublesome to get out of lock but I know I need a new ignition since the key can be removed in any position. Like thrasheg warned you go easy. I sometimes need to take the key out and put it back in a few times to get it to coopporate. Did you jam the handlebars to the left and have the lock stuck on it like a car. Try moving them around. Good Luck!!

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Re: Ignition Key Lock

Postby sailorsubvet » Tue May 04, 2010 7:14 pm

yeah, the handlebars do not lock when you move them all the way right or left. still can not get it to move past the park position, what does "P" mean and do?

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Re: Ignition Key Lock

Postby ramdam1 » Tue May 04, 2010 7:17 pm

P stands for Park and it is meant to be used when you park in a traffic area and it leaves your taillight on so the bike is seen. Sounds like yours is stuck in that position. It only locks to the left and only when you push down and turn. Try pushing down and then turning.

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Re: Ignition Key Lock

Postby sailorsubvet » Wed May 05, 2010 10:06 am

you're not suppose to be able to remove the key and I can so it's broke. How would I get that assembly off and where would I go to get a new one ?

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Re: Ignition Key Lock

Postby WingAdmin » Wed May 05, 2010 11:17 am

Partsnmore.com sells an aftermarket replacement here for $20 that should fix you up.

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Re: Ignition Key Lock

Postby sailorsubvet » Wed May 05, 2010 2:52 pm

I'm going to replace it, how do i get access to the bolts? I think it's by removing the headlight ?

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Re: Ignition Key Lock

Postby ramdam1 » Wed May 05, 2010 8:07 pm

Not sure about the GL. I have the interstate and already had the fairing off when I played with mine. It was missing the bolts that held mine in but as I remember you better have small fingers and a flexhead drive. Tight spot. Sounds like you need to pick up a service manual. Almost everything is in it. Good luck!!!

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Re: Ignition Key Lock

Postby sailorsubvet » Wed May 05, 2010 10:00 pm

I got it out, you have to remove the fairing or headlight delending on which one you have. How do I tell which 1100 I have? Is it an interstate, standard or what ?

I need to replace the rear master cylinder, who carries those ?

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Re: Ignition Key Lock

Postby WingAdmin » Thu May 06, 2010 10:36 am

sailorsubvet wrote:I got it out, you have to remove the fairing or headlight delending on which one you have. How do I tell which 1100 I have? Is it an interstate, standard or what ?

I need to replace the rear master cylinder, who carries those ?


If it has a (original Honda) fairing, then it's an Interstate.

The master cylinders aren't made by anyone anymore, you'll have to pick up a used one. There are lots to be found online.

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Re: Ignition Key Lock

Postby gordonv » Fri May 07, 2010 12:30 pm

Could it also not be an over used key? The first thing I do with a new to me old vehicle is to go and get a new key made up from the key code or VIN. Costs about $15, but then when I make a copy it's of the factory perfect key, and not a 20-30 year old one.

Also, with the old lock, you have double the wear, so maybe with a easy to optain new key your other problems go away.

I had the same problem with a Honda car, replaced the key and work perfectly.




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