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post #1 of 23 Old 11-01-2016, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Ignition Imoobilizer

My owners manual makes no mention of an immobilizer. Yet a non-chipped key will not work. I had just filled my tank and when I tried the key in the ignition it would not turn in either direction. Tried it several times with no luck. Pushed the bike away from the pumps and still no ignition. Took a break, bought some water and relaxed a bit and went back to the bike. After another 15 minutes of removing and re-inserting the key in either direction, it worked. Kept the bike running until I got to the dealers where of course, it worked perfectly. It hasn't failed since. On line research found a description of a GSX S1000F manual showing an immobilizer circuit which includes a light next to the key which indicates how things are working. This version doesn't appear to lock the key, but disables the starter and ignition via the CPU. My bike appears to lock the switch itself. I can hear a clunk when trying to use the unchipped key.
Has anyone else had a problem like mine? And does anyone have the ignition switch with the function light?
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Moto pilot (YouTube) just had similar problems with his and had to get the ignition barrel replaced


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I have poured few drops of silicone oil in all the three locks.
It prevents locks to get rusty or blocked.

I think WD-40 can do this job too.

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The US versions of the bike do not ship from Suzuki w/ the immobilizer circuit and the keys are not chipped.

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My key locked up when the bike was new. Ironically I had just stopped at a petrol station on the way to my dealers for the 600 mile service.
I'm pretty sure my problem was too thick a grease in the barrel. After a lot of messing about with key I finally got it to turn and got it to the dealers. I told them about it and after the service they said they had degreased it and cleaned it out.
It's been fine ever since

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Mine has the immobiliser, although I have disabled the immobiliser.

But I have regular problems with the key where it just won't turn, nothing to do with the immobiliser, just bad quality key or Lock.

I've just ordered a keyless ignition system which will make life much easier (i disabled the immobiliser to install the keyless ignition)
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Had mine lock up a few times. It turned out to be fluff from my pocket going into the barrel. I would have to insert and remove the key until it cleared it.
I now wipe the key with my fingers before use.
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I've just ordered a keyless ignition system which will make life much easier (i disabled the immobiliser to install the keyless ignition)
Please, can you share more info about this gadget? Have you already installed it? How it works? (pros and cons, maybe some pics).

Thanks.

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Guys,
The GSXS1000 key is identical except for the chip end to that on the VFR1200F.
The VFR key has a poor reputation for snapping off at the first narrow cut away from the chipped end when twisted under little pressure. My 2 bikes key are identical in this cut in the same spot.
Cheese metal is mentioned a bit in the VFR Riders Forum.
With the VFR with more lock twisting for frequently opened pannier bags, it is suggested that a separate cut key be used for everywhere except the ignition barrel to maximise the Honda OEM ignition key life (hopefully forever).
Once the key snaps off, just hope the bike is on, as you may be able to secure somehow the chipped end near the sensor head or your stuck big time.


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I have poured few drops of silicone oil in all the three locks.
It prevents locks to get rusty or blocked.

I think WD-40 can do this job too.

3 Locks? Sure mine only has 2
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