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post #1 of 39 Old 08-18-2012, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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key won't unlock ignition

My bikes key will not unlock the bikes ignition. I push down on it and it won't turn right or left.

What can I do to fix this?

I am thinking of spraying wd40 on the key ,should I ?
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Spray it on the key. Can't hurt. Do that up here occasionally. Good for dust and ice.


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This has happened to me a couple of times I didn't use WD40 (I would have if I had some at the time) I just stopped cause I was sooo frustrated, both times I waited a few mins and when I went to try it again it worked!? Next time I will use WD40.

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Unock the ignition or the forks?

Insert the key and wiggle the bar ends.

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I did wiggle it and it did unlock the ignition but now it is stuck in the unlock postion and won;t release the key from the ignition lock. I used something called " 1 in 3 "that lubicant that oils cleans and lubicates. It still is doing the same stuff. If and when I do get the key out, then the key does not want to go back in.

I guess I will have to take it to the dealer. I called them today after I wrote this post and the service department said to wiggle it too but I have to wiggle it for a few minutes to get it to do any thing. That I know is not normal.
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I normally use graphite on locks. Just a tiny spry of graphite powder. You can make do by scraping a soft lead pencil and collecting the powder on a sheet of paper.

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thanks Jsonder. I will try that if I ever get the key to release from the ignition. I brought this brand because of Honda quality, so this is really not good. My Motorcycle only has 1500 miles on it as if this writing. I can leave the key in the ignition for now since I lock it in my shed at nights, but I cant go anywhere and leave it with the key in the ignition like this.

Does anyone know If I take this to the dealer, under the warranty ,do I have to pay just a 100.00 dollar deductible or is none under so low miles?

I think something broke off inside the ignition.
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They still sell lead pencils down there ?
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thanks Jsonder. I will try that if I ever get the key to release from the ignition. I brought this brand because of Honda quality, so this is really not good. My Motorcycle only has 1500 miles on it as if this writing. I can leave the key in the ignition for now since I lock it in my shed at nights, but I cant go anywhere and leave it with the key in the ignition like this.

Does anyone know If I take this to the dealer, under the warranty ,do I have to pay just a 100.00 dollar deductible or is none under so low miles?

I think something broke off inside the ignition.

Unless the key is broke off in the ignition I would say it is definitely a warranty item, and should not cost you anything. Have you had the bike more than a year? Do you have extended warranty?
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Just a thought, you have to push down on the key to release the steering lock, but if you continue pushing down after that point, the key will not turn on the ignition.

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