Key tumbler

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sprygurr
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Key tumbler

Postby sprygurr » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:11 pm

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Had some trouble with the worn key only working properly in the fuel cap. Had a key made from the code on under side of fuel cap, guaranteed to work "as long as the mechanism functions properly". I took a chance and $20 worth of factory specs key later, no luck.
After several minutes staring at the bike and hating my decision I noticed the helmet lock. The new key works there. You can see where this goes and it worked out good although I no longer have a helmet lock.
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GeorgeSweety
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Re: Key tumbler

Postby GeorgeSweety » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:21 am

I have never had a problem with any keys or locks on any motorcycle so I have never really had a need to examine an ignition other than check the connections. I didn't even know that you could take them apart, so well done to you for sorting it out 8) It is something that I now know to check if the need ever arises.

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Re: Key tumbler

Postby MEHall » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:40 pm

It's pretty obvious to me whats wrong there, one of the brass pieces is bent out of the shape. Either you bend it back or try to make a new one, that should solve any problem with the lock i think. :wink:




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Re: Key tumbler

Postby GeorgeSweety » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:19 am

MEHall wrote:It's pretty obvious to me whats wrong there, one of the brass pieces is bent out of the shape. Either you bend it back or try to make a new one, that should solve any problem with the lock i think. :wink: 8)


sprygurr did done fixed it by robbing the tumblers from his helmet lock, the clever bugger! :lol:

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Re: Key tumbler

Postby MEHall » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:19 am

Whatever works though, just so long the most important lock is functional. :wink:





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Re: Key tumbler

Postby GeorgeSweety » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:33 am

I have never used a helmet lock after a mate of mine had his rather expensive helmet stolen by some git cutting his strap. I think sprygurr showed amazing ingenuity doing what he did, I'd have gone on ebay looking for a replacement set of locks :roll:


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