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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 10th, 2013, 10:35 am Thread Starter
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ignition switch fork lock help

For some reason I can't seem to get my key to lock the fork any longer. It just wont rotate counter-clockwise enough to lock the fork. Anyone have or had this problem?

I've tried the backup key and no luck.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 11th, 2013, 7:14 am
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I think you will need to get the lock mechanism removed and fully checked.

I would not leave this too long because I once had a bike (with a different fork lock system) that developed a fault and the lock came on as I tried a full lock turn out of a parking lot! Frustratingly embarrasing having this much lighter bike fall on top of me!

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Don't know about the new ones but I threw a bunch of lube inside an older BMW ignition and that freed it. Did not overflow....most came out from the bottom in/around the stering lock pin.

Not much but the little flap to stop water/dirt from getting in the switch. I lube mine regularily, I'd rather not have the tumblers/little springs corrode and leave me stranded.

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