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Lakes
Posted on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 03:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

hi all, well got my m2 out ready to fire up go for a short ride. but could not get the key to go into ignition lock, I unlocked steering lock ok both use same key. hope someone can help.
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Hugie03flhr
Posted on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 05:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Spray a little oil in the lock and look for debris. Then gently wiggle the key in and out. Hopefully it's just a little rust or dirt. Do not force it unless you intend to leave the key in the lock because that's where it will stay. eBay or others may have a full lock set for you but I would just do the ignition key. The steering lock is a bit involved.
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Natexlh1000
Posted on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 05:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It sounds like the little spring pins aren't moving.

Have you tried graphite lock lube?
Little graphite particles in a suspension of some solvent that evaporates.

Perhaps a couple drops of diesel would work. That stuff is "creepy".
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Imadog
Posted on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 05:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That sucks. Locks don't last forever. Usually by the time it get to this state it is too late. you can try WD40 and compressed air. But it might be time for a replacement.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2002-BUELL-M2-CYCLONE-OEM -LOCK-SET-IGNITION-COMPLETE-SEE-DESC-XB8/302483488 403?fits=Make%3ABuell%7CModel%3ACyclone&hash=item4 66d6bbe93:g:6MIAAOSwc1FZ3QQ4&vxp=mtr
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Lakes
Posted on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 09:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

thank's all, I put graphite lube lock lube, wiggled key around and went in lock turned, I fired bike up. so all good.
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Natexlh1000
Posted on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 04:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Wheee! I love a cheap fix.
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Harleyelf
Posted on Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 10:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The H-D shop can sell you a flat-key switch that fits right in. You will have to solder your connector to it.
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