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post #11 of 19 Old 03-14-2018, 05:21 PM
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I bend my keys a lot at work hang from my key chain on my belt...moving or picking up things against my body...slight bend makes key hard to slide in an out..i know this problem is different....having the longest key in the world comes with its problems
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Slight bend shouldn't cause issues going in and out. Get your hips into man!
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Slight bend shouldn't cause issues going in and out. Get your hips into man!
i had bent keys that went in hard...thought i as using the wrong key....may of been more then slight but its always worth a look from time to time
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Had this happen to me once last year, managed to free it up and then gave the lock mech a generous dousing of 'silkopen' not had any issues since, the lock gets squirted after each wash now.

Silkopen - FUCHS Silkolene - Superior Motorcycle Oils
Finally sorted it last night, liberal doses of wd40 freed the key up. Think i will get some of the silkopen spray for future dousing .
Thanks to everyone for the advice
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WD 40 evaporates. You ignition will be tight again in no time. What i do periodically is wipe motor oil on the key. Not much mind you, just a light film. I do not apply oil directly to the key, i just put a drop or two on a clean cloth and wipe down the blade. Works great.

I do not think you should put any oil in the switch itself. It wont let the tumbler clean itself and more crap will build up in there.
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This happened to me too.
The bike was only a couple of weeks old. I'm pretty sure in my case it was just the type of graphite grease they are using in the factory and it's a bit too thick and sticky for the tumbles to spring back. Mine was much worse in the cold but like you, a squirt of WD40 thinned it out and did the trick.
I haven't had the problem since
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Have you tried the pencil trick?



I would like a keyless ignition but it's too expensive.
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Might be worth mentioning that you should not wash your bike with the key in the ignition. Water will just flow down the key into the lock. With the key out the little spring loaded dust cover will help keep the switch dry.
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You mean your little dust cover works?
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