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Someone broke my ignition

Old 08-05-2010, 10:49 PM
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Unhappy Someone broke my ignition

If anyone can offer some advice Id much appreciate it.

I ride a 2002 CBR 600F4i to work every day (Hawthorn, Melbourne). On Monday night I went to ride home and some nice person had jammed an icy-pole stick in my ignition barrel and snapped it off. It was compacted in there tight, but I managed to remove all the wood I could see with some small tools. The key will go in the ignition, but wont turn.

I ended up getting the bike towed home in case someone planned on making it un-rideable so they could come back and steal it.

The steering lock is stuck on, which makes moving it and getting the barrel off a big job, (the steering lock bolt prevents the triple clamp from lifting off). Ive talked to a few automotive locksmiths and Honda service centers and they all seem to confirm that the barrel has to come off to be fixed or replaced.

I dont know if the barrel can be switched over but keep all the HISS (Honda Ignition Security System) parts the same.

Any help would be great.


Old 08-06-2010, 11:30 AM
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Shoot some compressed air in the keyhole?

If you have a $0 comprehensive deductible, that'll count as vandalism and wouldn't cost you a penny to file an insurance claim.

Havent disassembled the ignition before so i cant offer much advise. Glad you atleast came back to a bike and not a empty parking space
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