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I've found a few threads that tell how to remove the back of the ignition for cleaning. I need to know how to remove the ignition switch so that I can take it to a locksmith to have a new key made. Looking at the microfiche, it looks like I can take the right cover off and remove two screws. Would the ignition pull out completely or would I mess it up by doing that?

 

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Never done it on the 800. Taken the 90's apart many times. There are all kids of springs in there to get lost.
 

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What happened to the original key?

I thought about relocating the ignition switch down by the engine/seat area, but have not attempted in yet.

Good luck getting her done TATE.
 

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What happened to the original key?

I thought about relocating the ignition switch down by the engine/seat area, but have not attempted in yet.

Good luck getting her done TATE.
Been looking for it for 2 weeks.
 

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wouldn't it be easier to take the lock out of the side cover to have the key made?

aren't they the same lock???
 

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wouldn't it be easier to take the lock out of the side cover to have the key made?

aren't they the same lock???
The side cover only uses the first 2 "steps" of the key. To get a key that works the ignition it must be cut from the ignition.
 

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you will probably need a T20 SECURITY Torx driver for those screws.
 

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"Told Ya So":wayhappy:
 

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I can't remember if the helmet lock has a key code stamped on the back of it?? At least it's easy to take off and have a look, it might help?
 

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Seriously, I am still finding old bike keys from my last two bikes lying around the house... :lol:

I have 5ea keys for my current bike...
 

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Well if the side cover only uses two notches on the key, I wondered about the helmet lock so I took mine apart and had a look - it was on the shelf anyway....

One screw to take the back off - watch out for the little detent ball that locates the lever in the unlocked position and there is a little latch tab to push in on the back end of the cylinder. The back was a little stuck in the recess and had to jar it a bit. the ball is free floating and WILL pop out before you know it.......

I didn't lose the ball or the little screw for the back ---- WheWWWWW

the helmet lock uses 5 key notches. it has 5 wafers in the cylinder that go in opposite directions when the key is removed. There is also a 4 digit number on the back of the helmet lock - it might be the code.

So unless the ignition switch needs more than 5 notches on the key that should do it. not sure why it would need more than 5 -- that is all the pins that a wieser lock has for your house....
 
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