View Full Version : removing ig lock from upper clamp
07-11-2002, 11:48 AM
I wanted to remove my upper triple clamp, and noticed that when Aprilia assembled the bike, they use a snap off fastner when attaching the ignition lock to the upper triple clamp. One side has a standard 8mm cap screw, but the other side had a smooth round head with a visable broken area in the center. I could drill/grind the head off, but instead tried a chisel, but the clamp had to be inverted and loose, and the fastener proved too tight. Its obviously an anti-theft deterent, but still one must be able to remove/replace the upper clamp. Any thoughts?
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07-11-2002, 01:21 PM
If you just need to remove the triple tree, you can always just unplug the ignition lock. There is a connector about 12 inches down the wire.
the only way I know to get the ignition lock completeky off is to drill out the anti-theft bolt. Remove entire assembly and do this on a drill press.
07-15-2002, 07:15 AM
You can by a tool which is called a REVERSE THREAD STUD / BOLT EXTRACTOR KIT. You drill a pilot hole into the bolt then, twist in the extractor in an anti-clockwise direction. You will also require a engineer's wrench as well. This does require quite a bit of skill, or you can do the above. The kit cost about £8 and the engineer's wrench is also about £8. hope this helps.
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