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has anyone here ever had any problems with the key mech. on their 636B, my key wont turn to the left from the on position, it will only turn only right and be pulled out and with the bike in the locked postion and the rear tail light on, so to have the key out the back light is on, and to have the bike completly off i have to leave the key in it between the on and lights postion, has anyone heard of this before??
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-02-2007, 08:05 PM
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Like I said on the phone... in my gas cap on the 9R before but not in the ignition.

You said you lubed it with WD40. But what you really need to do is lube it monthly with graphite lock lube. You can get it at the hardware. I use it on all my locks.. especially the house locks.




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i tried that before the wd and not luck, not even a budge



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No the graphite is a preventative maintance. I should have specified...

Further, WD40 truely does suck... I would use the graphite or a spray style white lithium. And for getting stuck stuff loose... bolts and such... PB Blaster is a great penetrating oil.

WD40 = cheapest, lowest quality, generic lube on the market...




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No the graphite is a preventative maintance. I should have specified...

Further, WD40 truely does suck... I would use the graphite or a spray style white lithium. And for getting stuck stuff loose... bolts and such... PB Blaster is a great penetrating oil.

WD40 = cheapest, lowest quality, generic lube on the market...
PB is money... WD40 is good for what it is... and it's not a great penetrating oil...

Graphite is always a good idea... I lost mine in a move so when the front door starting biting my keys and not releasing them... I smashed up the end of a pencil into a fine powder, used a folded sheet of notebook paper, and lightly blew it into the lock... Cash money yo.
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aside from the lubricating your ignition switch, is it possible to remove the whole assembly from the bike, and disassemble it to get your key out and clean it a little?
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He already got the key out.




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