View Full Version : ignition barrel, key wont turn???

05-30-2003, 09:58 AM
it worked, then ten minutes later the key just wont turn, the key fits in fine as usaual but will not turn off the wheel lock???? any suggestions

where and how much could i buy a new barrel from? (Craig?)

cheers steve

05-30-2003, 03:48 PM
Same problem here <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/embarassed.gif ALT=":o">

05-30-2003, 05:34 PM
Let me talk to our facility locksmith. I'll bet it is something like one or two tumblers falling out of alignment.

You should be able to take the lock to a locksmith and have them repair it for only a few bucks.


05-31-2003, 04:41 AM
cheers ben

so, could the barrel be ok?

its a pain, a few months ago some arsehole tried to steal my rs, i assume something went into the key hole as the red dust block was a bit bent...

since then it has been fine, sometimes a bit stiff but does its job....

any more suggestions?

i will call some locksmiths this afternoon seek some more advice....

cheers steve

05-31-2003, 04:57 AM
I had to try 4 times before the bike would bump start. That's free workout :P Then i reved the crap out of her :lol:

05-31-2003, 05:08 AM
u keep your lock barrels oiled?

05-31-2003, 05:18 AM
i havent craig....

i thought about trying that, but if the key wont turn dry, oiled i thought it would slip????

would you know where to locate a barrel???

such a pain, just as the sun comes out!

gonna strip my fairings off and begin putting on my new decal kit.....

RS50 Jeff
05-31-2003, 09:43 AM
For you guys having lock problems, it is always a good idea to keep the cylinder lubed. The best is a graphite suspension-type product, (or powdered graphite if you can get it) but light machine oil will probably work just fine. I work on locks at work. I looked at my lock to try to see what could be done. It looks liike you would have to cut off a rivet plate to get to the tumber assy. Bummer. You may be able to remove the unit from the triple tree and spray the keyhole with some aerosol solvent then work the key. I have had the same problem with high security locks- key goes in fine but will not turn. It is usually because of a lttle grit or corrossion in the tumblers or just below them. A spec of dirt can cause real headaches . Try turning key back and forth really fast. I've done this for 15 min before the thing finally came. If nothing works, I have an ignition for you for cheap. JeffreyMarquardt@msn.com

05-31-2003, 10:50 AM
hmm my post seemed to have dissapeared... i lube / WD40 mine every wash (like 1 a week +)