ignition lock position


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ignition lock position

Postby liteship » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:22 pm



Hi

Recently my ignition key will not go to the lock position with the handle fully over. Has anyone had this happen and any ideas on the best way to fix.

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Re: ignition lock position

Postby Steve F » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:25 pm

Mine's a little tight sometimes, but can usually get it to lock with a little tug on the bars to the left while pushing down and turning the key. Maybe you should try a little lock lube in the lock?
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Re: ignition lock position

Postby RexAubrey » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:42 pm

try putting the key in the ignition the other way. Mine will only turn to the lock position if the key is put in one way. the other way and it will not turn to the lock position but will go to all other positions.
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Re: ignition lock position

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:47 pm

I liteship

Go in a auto part , by some white lub, and filled your lock, repeat the washing with the lock to do a little bit of rust or Coros, but it happened on my bike.

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Re: ignition lock position

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:29 am

RexAubrey wrote:try putting the key in the ignition the other way. Mine will only turn to the lock position if the key is put in one way. the other way and it will not turn to the lock position but will go to all other positions.


That's a worn key, not a worn lock causing that problem.

You might want to get a can of graphite lubricant and spray it down into the lock. That said, my bike does the exact same thing - if I turn it all the way to the left then try to lock, it won't. I have to turn the handlebars all the way to the left, turn the key, and while maintaining pressure on the key, slightly turn the handlebars to the right, and the key will then turn into the "lock" position.




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