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Old 23-11-05, 08:21 AM   #1
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Default Able to remove key with bike running

Can any body else take the key from the bike and still have the bike running. I think it is unusual.
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Old 23-11-05, 09:13 AM   #2
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Not that unusual - my Kawasaki is the same, the tumblers of the ignition lock are worn.
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Old 23-11-05, 09:42 AM   #3
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Just remember to turn it before removing it!
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Old 23-11-05, 12:07 PM   #4
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Have this on my Katana's, tried WD40 in the lock and it worked to a degree
but ended up buying mew ignition barrels
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Old 23-11-05, 03:08 PM   #5
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My dad had that on his car, it was a bit of both, the key was cut correctly but overall worn out and the lock is old. If he used an original key that was hardly used the key would not come out though.
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mine did exactly the same tjhing managed to get a new ignition barrel on a warranty claim
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Old 23-11-05, 11:29 PM   #7
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Doesn't having a worn lock make your bike more vunerable to theft? Like couldn't some guy take a crowbar, or a big straight-bladed screw driver and turn on your bike? Seems like it would.
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Can remove the key on my gfs TRX850, comes in handy sometimes though
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Doesn't having a worn lock make your bike more vunerable to theft?
It doesn't make as big a difference as you might think, the locks aren't that good to start with.

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Like couldn't some guy take a crowbar, or a big straight-bladed screw driver and turn on your bike?
Sadly, no more so than with an unworn lock.

Unless you're going to force the lock, with a screwdriver etc as you suggest, then even when worn you'll still need a key which will physically fit the lock form, the difference being that when the tumblers are worn there is a greater variety of keys that will now fit and turn it, but then if you rely on the ignition lock alone it's never going to be very scure anyway. I mean this, the standard locks really aren't that good.
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Unless you're going to force the lock, with a screwdriver etc as you suggest, then even when worn you'll still need a key which will physically fit the lock form, the difference being that when the tumblers are worn there is a greater variety of keys that will now fit and turn it, but then if you rely on the ignition lock alone it's never going to be very scure anyway. I mean this, the standard locks really aren't that good.
Yeah I didn't think so. It seems it does not take much to steal a motorcycle.
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