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Old 05-07-2006, 09:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The bolts that hold my ignition tumbler in place (2001 Speed Triple) worked themselves loose while I was riding and even fell out, thus causing my tumbler to fall down the triple tree. When I turned, it sheared off the key. The majority of it is still in the ignition. I have to hit the hardware store in the morning to get bolts that will fit it (And loctite will be used) and then I should have one issue fixed. The issue that I am looking for help on is this: Does anyone here have a good idea on how to get the portion of the key that broke off in the ignition back out? If I slide the dust cover out of the way, I can see it. I think the portion of key still on the ring will touch it too. I thought about super glue but I worry that I will mess up the tumbler in the process. Any good ideas?
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Old 05-08-2006, 12:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Maybe a locksmith? :-D
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Old 05-08-2006, 06:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah, if you want to keep that switch, I'd try a locksmith. I'm sure a skilled one could get it out for ya! :-D
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Turn bike upside down and shake it? No, I'd try to gently wedge pair of flat mini-screw drivers or thin tweezers onto key blank in there (like Swiss Army Knife tweezers, etc.); lock onto tweezers with pliers; keep pulling till it works out...
If that doesn't do it try a squirt of graphite lock lube in keyhole then screwdriver / tweeze again.
Superglue "Gel" could work if you: clean surfaces; use one tiny drop on a dummy tip (if you lost key fob); connect to broken key in hole correctly first try; let set a minute (no movement, steady pressure); cross fingers and pull.
If Superglue used, be prepared to immediately wash tumbler with Superglue remover (acetone / nail polish remover) to kill Superglue then lube with graphite lock lube.
Let us know how it works out whatever you do or how the locksmith does it if you go that route!
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Old 05-08-2006, 09:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Locksmith, if you try super glue sods law you will muck up the whole works then its $$$$$$ to replace the lot.
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IT's fixed. locksmith was the route I took. CHEAP fix too. Thanks
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How'd locksmith get it out?
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Turn bike upside down and shake it?
I wonder if he used that method?!? :???:

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How'd locksmith get it out?
There's a good chance he used a key extractor. They can be bought online (look for lockpicks), and are very simple to use.
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Probably a very big magnet or a vacuum cleaner.
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