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Thread: Frozen Ignition lock... Maybe

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    Just my 2 cents
    Been riding Bikes a long time. Never owned a new one - always secondhand, usually very 'used' .
    So i've had a lot of 'high mileage' ignitions.
    When frozen, a lighter toasting the key and putting it back in the keyhole and waiting a little has always worked.
    When clogged with crap, it's always been small particles,and easily removed (not totally obviously) with a squirt of WD40
    stop it Dr. Farkoff - i can hear your scream from Dublin!
    and using the key as a probe; in/out/wipe scrupulously clean with a lint free cloth. Repeat til it comes out as clean as possible.
    If that don't work, take the lock apart in an enclosed area (like a large biscuit tin - a magnet in it helps for the iron based parts / but not the brass ).
    There will be 'ping-fuckits' in there - and they will...

    But usually you'll only find a damaged spring or pin in there that you cant fix anyway and you have to replace the whole thing.
    but you'll find out why the key wouldn't turn; it no longer was the right pattern to fit.

    If THAT don't work - it's not the key lock, it's the steering lock mechanism - often jammed due to damp ingress and/or lack of lube. Take it apart, clean it.

    If none of the above work...
    it's possessed - sell it.
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    Was anybody having a go? JJH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blowzorn View Post
    The main problem I have is the steering lock is on. So I can't even push the bike undercover to work on it.


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    *this will make the Bike 'handle' like a greased pig - but movable.
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    Happened to me on more than one occasion .
    It was always a frozen lock . . . fag lighter on the key does the trick.

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    I have had this problem with topbox lock and with seat lock in the past. First time it was with seat lock, and WD40 did nothing. ACF50, however, sorted it straight away. When it happened to the top box lock I used ACF50 and it worked straight away.

    Keep my bike in garage and wash it, but corrosion somewhat unavoidable. It might not be your issue, but can't see any other mention of this so thought I would post in case of use.

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