Steering Lock


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GL1000K1dan
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Steering Lock

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Is it difficult to get a replacement key for the steering lock on a 76 GL1000.
I purchased the bike a while ago and, only now, realised the steering lock is deficient of the key. I am not sure how much luck I would have if I contacted the previous owner but will do, if necessary.


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Re: Steering Lock

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If the lock is still functional , any good locksmith can impression a key for you.
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Re: Steering Lock

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GL1000K1dan wrote: Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:40 pm Is it difficult to get a replacement key for the steering lock on a 76 GL1000.
I purchased the bike a while ago and, only now, realised the steering lock is deficient of the key. I am not sure how much luck I would have if I contacted the previous owner but will do, if necessary.
Probably easiest to remove the lock barrel (only a rivet and washer holds it in) and get a new one from David Silver. I did this on my CB500T. The lock is the same.
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Re: Steering Lock

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Thanks for your replies.
I am not sure if I would ever use it but would be good if it was present and correct.
I experienced the negative aspect to this type of steering lock when I used to tear around on my Suzuki GT 250 back in the day. You don’t get any street cred when you are flat on your backside in the middle of the road !! Would definitely not want the same experience with a beast like the GL1000.
A disc lock is a better option but, in itself, not foolproof if you forget to take it off. Yep, done that as well !!
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Doesn't the ignition key also work the steering lock? I don't ever remember having a separate key. ?

Are you sure you are using the key properly, ie wheel turned all the way in the proper direction? Does the lock need some serious cleaning/lubing with spray compounds?

Maybe my 73 year old mind is further gone than I thought... :shock: :lol:

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Re: Steering Lock

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It's a UK bike - We had a separate lock on the steering neck.
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Gotcha. Well, good luck. 🤞


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