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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-12-2010, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Key won't turn in ignition...ideas??

As the subject states, I cannot turn the key in the iginition in either direction (towards ON nor towards LOCK). Key works just fine in gas cap and trunk release and bike was bought new in April 2010; I've never had an issue before this...bike is a 2009 Brutale 1078RR.

I tried both keys, wiggling and jiggling (the key, that is), some lube (again, on the key), blowing compressed air into cylinder (maybe to clear out debris), prayer, voodoo dance, and much cursing and swearing, but nothing helped. The key inserts normally, and it sure feels like the pins/tumblers working fine. The key will actually turn a few degrees, but will hit some resistance and stop turning.

Is there some sort of ignition lock that I'm not aware of?? Also, this happened while mapping my new ECU; would that have anything to do with it? I didn't think that being able to turn the key is linked to ECU, but at this point I don't know what to think.

Thanks for any insights you can share.

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voodoo dance

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Steering lock?????

Is the steering turned "hard up against" the steering lock? Can you move the handlebars "side to side" slightly while simultaneously turning the ignition key?

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Haha...no worries, Cooper! Yesterday wore my patience pretty thin, but in the grand scheme of things, life could be a lot worse than having to deal with a fussy motorcycle. Just ask my fiancee who had to drive 100 miles to pick me up!!

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Is the steering turned "hard up against" the steering lock? Can you move the handlebars "side to side" slightly while simultaneously turning the ignition key?

Dick
The bars are unlocked and can turn full range from side-to-side.

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Ya know...... mine kinda did the same thing about a year ago. I used liquid graphite and havn't had a problem since. Mabey give that a try ? ?


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I tried some Tri-Flow with no luck, but will certainly try the liquid graphite as well...thanks for the tip.

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Oh man that sucks - I hope you get it resolved...haven't seen this problem before

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Is the key bent at all?

I had a key issue on the CBR1000. Gas cap worked fine and you could put it into the ignition barrel but it wouldn't turn. Same as you describe.

I looked at the key and the bugger had a slight bend to it. A bit of hammer work later, it was back in shape and never had a problem again.

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Water ingress!!!

Happened to mine once!

Spray ....??? etc!!!

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