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Old 09-23-2012, 04:30 PM   #21
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:19 PM   #22
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So the code I had was not the correct code. So now I am ripping out the ignition in search for the real code. Basically all I do is loosen the two boltybolts on the sides of the top-of-fork thing, then loosen the big pretty nut thing in the middle then use nipple torx on the keyslothole?

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Old 09-23-2012, 07:30 PM   #23
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I read on some forums that the ignition no longer has a code on it? I don't want to take out the ignition unless I really have to, mainly because I have no idea how to do it
All of mine have, but that's certainly possible, can't say for your specific bike.

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Old 09-24-2012, 07:26 AM   #24
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Don't know about newer bikes, but on older bikes code is on every lock cylinder, even if not just take out the easyest to remove one. Like maybe take your whole tank down, have it picked open and read? Taking title seems like good insurance aginst having to make trip twice.

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Old 09-24-2012, 08:14 AM   #25
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So the code I had was not the correct code. So now I am ripping out the ignition in search for the real code. Basically all I do is loosen the two boltybolts on the sides of the top-of-fork thing, then loosen the big pretty nut thing in the middle then use nipple torx on the keyslothole?
A flashlight and a dental mirror may save you time and trouble. Worked for me.

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p.s. Duct tape a spare inside your fairing. May not be easy to get to, but better than being without. (learned AFTER the first lost key)

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Old 09-24-2012, 08:44 AM   #26
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So the code I had was not the correct code. So now I am ripping out the ignition in search for the real code. Basically all I do is loosen the two boltybolts on the sides of the top-of-fork thing, then loosen the big pretty nut thing in the middle then use nipple torx on the keyslothole?
If you can get to the backside of the ignition without removing the top triple clamp, then do that. It might be easier to remove the front fairings first. You will most likely have to pull off some bodywork to get to where the ignition wires plug into the main harness. This plug/socket connection is usually hidden to prevent easy theft, so be prepared to do some digging. The bolts for the ignition are also usually loctite-ed, so be prepared for that.

Otherwise, you have to pull the triple off. Easiest way to do that: Put the bike on a rearstand, take off the big nut on the steering stem, loosen the bolts on either side that clamp the tops of the fork legs, then pull off anything else in the way (steering damper, fairings, etc). Then stick a jack under the engine (oil pan or headers) and slowly jack it up while pulling up on the top triple clamp. Make sure you watch the rear end and that you don't lift the rear end off the stand. If that happens, you need to move your jack forward some more.

The reason for this is because while on the ground, the fork tubes are actually pushing back on the triple clamp due to the weight of the bike on the front end. With the jack slowly taking weight off the front end, you'll find a sweet spot where the triple will just slid right off with zero/minimal effort. Leave the jack there until the triple clamp is back on, otherwise you'll be searching for the sweet spot again.

If all that is too much of a pain, take the whole bike to the locksmith.

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Old 09-24-2012, 12:14 PM   #27
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That definitely is too much of a pain. I will try a dental mirror. Dont have a method of transporting bike. If there is anyone who can help me get that code who is in the Bellevue area, I can toss em a few bucks, or a six pack or something. This is my first bike, and I'm a pretty big rookie. Just PM me, thanks!

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Old 09-24-2012, 01:23 PM   #28
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$10 option = Pay someone $10 to rip your house apart, go through every pocket, and couch cushion, and no promise or guarantee they will find it, if that dont work, you can get a complete gas cap lock cylinder key set for around $229 off ebay!

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