Worn out ignition switch?


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WingsandThings
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Worn out ignition switch?

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I have a 93 SE, but I imagine this is not a model specific problem.
The other day I shut the bike off and removed the key. When I went to start the bike a few days later, the battery was dead. I had left the switch in the "acc" position. I can remove the key while the key is in the "acc" or "on" position even thought it should not be possibile to remove the key in those positions.
I expect the switch is just worn out, or possibily the keys, but just wondered if anybody has found a way to fix this. I now know to be sure it is in the off position before removing the key but it is possible that I might still do it again sometime. :?
I will buy some graphite spray next time I am in town but I doubt that it will help, the key goes in and out of the switch smoothly.


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Have a new key cut from code. The keys wear out a lot faster than the locks.
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Re: Worn out ignition switch?

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WingsandThings wrote: Sun Jul 03, 2022 12:43 pm I will buy some graphite spray next time I am in town but I doubt that it will help, the key goes in and out of the switch smoothly.
It only takes one sticky pin to keep the switch from moving properly.
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