Ignition lost key until replacement comes


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Ignition lost key until replacement comes

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Bought an 84 1200 aspencade for 500 bucks supposed run but who knows
Don't have key yet is there a way I can try start bike so if it runs read there was I just not sure if you know how let me know



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Re: Ignition lost key until replacement comes

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Any vehicle can be started by connecting the right wires.
Can you get at the back of the ignition switch?
trial and error was how we started many old cars, back in the day.

One friend of mine had a line of toggle switches and a push button on an old Chevy.

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Re: Ignition lost key until replacement comes

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Look for a three-digit number stamped on the face of one of the lock cylinders (Often the helmet holder, right by the key slot)

You can take that code to a locksmith that has a key cutter that accepts a code and get a new key that way. Usually 15-25 bucks.
♫ 99 Little Bugs in the Code, ♪
♪ 99 Bugs in the Code. ♫ :(
♫ Take one down, Patch it around, ♪
♫ 127 Little Bugs in the Code. ♫ ♪ :shock:

~Mark

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Re: Ignition lost key until replacement comes

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Thank you I got the key started right up but now no clutch not sure how to bleed clutch or if it's the master cylinder



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