That sucks. your handlebars were bent? And you mean by "dead left" in the steering lock position, so now you can't lock it?
There is a tab that protrudes under the steering head/ignition assembly, when you turn the key to far left lock position, the tab extends and thus locks to a protrusion on the frame. See if you can find this locking tab and make sure it is extending all the way out when you lock.
Just an idea.
Otherwise, cheaper/easier to buy a disk lock than a new ignition switch and key, if the internals of the ignition switch were damaged.
Last edited by Rapido1; 09-29-2019 at 07:58 PM.