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PostSubject: Ignition switch   Ignition switch I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 06, 2020 4:01 pm

I have had this happen to me twice not able to get key in ignition switch so I'm thinking new ignition switch. I have tried WD 40 worked for a spell.
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PostSubject: Re: Ignition switch   Ignition switch I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 06, 2020 4:07 pm

Sometimes on my 08 SWing the key gets fussy and doesn't want to go in easy. I have to wiggle it a bit to get it to line up, so to speak. then it goes in nicely. Other than that I haven't had any problems or trouble with it. And a shot of WD-40 now and then doesn't hurt either. Then I run the key in and out several times to "spread" the WD-40 on the pins in the lock.
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PostSubject: Ignition switch   Ignition switch I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 06, 2020 4:31 pm

Dale N. wrote:
Sometimes on my 08 SWing the key gets fussy and doesn't want to go in easy. I have to wiggle it a bit to get it to line up, so to speak. then it goes in nicely. Other than that I haven't had any problems or trouble with it. And a shot of WD-40 now and then doesn't hurt either. Then I run the key in and out several times to "spread" the WD-40 on the pins in the lock.

Thanks Dale N I will try that
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PostSubject: Re: Ignition switch   Ignition switch I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 06, 2020 7:32 pm

Don’t use WD-40 in the lock. Go to the hardware store and get a small tube of lock graphite and use that. Graphite will lube the lock pins and tumbler. WD-40 may clean some crud from the lock but also dry out the pins and tumbler causing them to bind.
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PostSubject: Re: Ignition switch   Ignition switch I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 06, 2020 9:07 pm

WD 40 worked fine for me
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PostSubject: Re: Ignition switch   Ignition switch I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 07, 2020 3:26 am

It seems to be a Honda thing, both Scootie and the CBF1000 often need a bit of jiggery to get the key to line up. Be careful what you squirt into locks though as it can cause problems, I usually use a tiny bit of light oil.
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PostSubject: Re: Ignition switch   Ignition switch I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 07, 2020 5:50 am

As Tim says ^^ dry grapite lubricant is best for the job, even comes in a puffer bottle with a pointed tip to hold the cover plate open ...

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Or as the lock is horizontal, you could scrape the 'lead' (which is actually graphite) from a pencil onto a piece of paper, then holding the lock cover open with a small screwdriver (or similar) tip the dust into the lock
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PostSubject: Re: Ignition switch   Ignition switch I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 07, 2020 8:23 am

Here Honda, I think some of the problem with Honda and many other bikes-----the ignition switches are not waterproof----my out look on bikes is different than most, I seldom keep one over 50,000 miles and do not buy used----my interest is having it work when I own it---I hate walking.
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PostSubject: Re: Ignition switch   Ignition switch I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 07, 2020 10:15 am

I didn't know that about WD-40 Tim. Thanks. I'll get some graphite and give that a try.
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PostSubject: Ignition switch   Ignition switch I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 07, 2020 1:20 pm

Cosmic_Jumper wrote:
Don’t use WD-40 in the lock. Go to the hardware store and get a small tube of lock graphite and use that. Graphite will lube the lock pins and tumbler. WD-40 may clean some crud from the lock but also dry out the pins and tumbler causing them to bind.

Thanks Cosmic_Jumper I will try it an see if it helps
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PostSubject: Ignition switch   Ignition switch I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 01, 2020 5:37 pm

[quote="kupid"]
Cosmic_Jumper wrote:
Don’t use WD-40 in the lock. Go to the hardware store and get a small tube of lock graphite and use that. Graphite will lube the lock pins and tumbler. WD-40 may clean some crud from the lock but also dry out the pins and tumbler causing them to bind.

Thanks Cosmic_Jumper I used the graphite and it worked
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PostSubject: Re: Ignition switch   Ignition switch I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 02, 2020 5:23 am


WD40 is alright for helping release frozen parts, but if you don't follow up with some real lubrication then you will soon have more problems.

I've seen it turn into a glue-like substance in door locks.
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