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Old 12-08-2009, 12:50 PM   #1
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Question Ignition lock...

ive called around a couple shops and ppl my ignition lock is acting up and i have to sit there and mess with the key for about a good 5 mins b4 i can actually get it out of the lock or off position to the on position ive heard a couple things such as use graphite wd-40 just get a new lock set and its also bending my keys just trying to get some feedback on this to know wat my best options are
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i've had this same problem with my bike after i flipped it. I took it off and cleaned it out and used WD40 to lube it up and it works great now. I also noticed that the key i was using was bent and this was 1/2 of the problem. I would say take it off clean it out and get a new key made. I am not sure how much re-keying it will cost but i dont think it will be as much as just getting a new key.
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is it something that would be easy? or take it to a shop
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Get some compressed air and WD-40. Soak in WD, let sit a few min, blow out real good, repeat 3-4 times. Cheap to try first, before changing keys and locks.
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is it something that would be easy? or take it to a shop
You need a special tamper proof torx bit to get it off.
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i've had this same problem with my bike after i flipped it. I took it off and cleaned it out and used WD40 to lube it up and it works great now. I also noticed that the key i was using was bent and this was 1/2 of the problem. I would say take it off clean it out and get a new key made. I am not sure how much re-keying it will cost but i dont think it will be as much as just getting a new key.
this is exactly what i did after my highside...the key was actually stuck in the ignition so we took it all apart cleaned it up and sprayed some wd40 around the area and now it works great
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is it something that would be easy? or take it to a shop
is what something that would be easy?? taking off the key assymbly? on mine its just held on by 2 screws but you have to remove the upper cowling. I would assume on the GSXR's its the same but being i have never owned one or worked on one really i am not sure. Taking it off is easy just unplug the wires and un crew the screws/ bolts holding it on. if the key is totally jamed in there i would not try pulling it out any more for if you break the key off then that a whole new situation and you'll most likley have to buy a new unit.

Hope this helped not 100% sure what part u were asking if was easy
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i guess ill give it a go then
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really??? mine is on by 2 10mm bolts....
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is what something that would be easy?? taking off the key assymbly? on mine its just held on by 2 screws but you have to remove the upper cowling. I would assume on the GSXR's its the same but being i have never owned one or worked on one really i am not sure. Taking it off is easy just unplug the wires and un crew the screws/ bolts holding it on. if the key is totally jamed in there i would not try pulling it out any more for if you break the key off then that a whole new situation and you'll most likley have to buy a new unit.

Hope this helped not 100% sure what part u were asking if was easy
well i just mean t if theres no special tools required if any but the key is not in the lock itself so ill give it a go guys
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really??? mine is on by 2 10mm bolts....
All the Zukis I've messed with had the torx.
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well i just mean t if theres no special tools required if any but the key is not in the lock itself so ill give it a go guys
As tex said you might need a special torx driver to get it off. You can buy them and in my personal oppion unless you know someone at a shop i would buy it before taking it to a sap b/c u'll get charged for labor of taking off the fairings and the unit. Cheaper imo and better learning to do it yourself.

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All the Zukis I've messed with had the torx.
Did not know this... Is it the one where u need the circle (hole) in the middle??

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Get some compressed air and WD-40. Soak in WD, let sit a few min, blow out real good, repeat 3-4 times. Cheap to try first, before changing keys and locks.
Do this first ^^^^^ if that dont help then see about taking it off.


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Did not know this... Is it the one where u need the circle (hole) in the middle??
Yes sir... and if you buy one get a good one; I cheaped out first time around and broke the torx bit. Either they are loctited or torqued by a gorilla... and I ain't no little guy either..

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ok just went out to look at it and it does have those special torx (the ones with the hole in the middle) and gotz to take off upper cowling im guessin it is but have no idea how nvr messed with the bike before if anyone has the basics ill b happy to give it a try as it will benefit me in know about my bike but ima soak it and blow it out a couple times first then ill post to see if there was a difference
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soak it, blow it out, after second round work the ignition with the key then soak/blow a couple more times...


heh heh sounds like a girl I once knew....
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Yes sir... and if you buy one get a good one; I cheaped out first time around and broke the torx bit. Either they are loctited or torqued by a gorilla... and I ain't no little guy either..

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craftsman is the only way to go...exp since if you break it just take it back and get a new one for free. I have broken many tools from sockets, wrenches, drivers, screwdriver, and never questioned just went in and exchanged it.
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yeah, Sears is best bet since I don't work at a shop anymore... I miss the Snap On truck sometimes... like a big candystore on wheels for gear heads... LOL!!!
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well tried the spray n blow out procedure 4 times and it has the same lil play to it gonna find out how to take it off nxt
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Just take your time and note and tag wires while you go... pretty straight forward.
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just need to figure out how to take the metal bracket im guessin its the cowling..?
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