Steering lock fix/ replacement
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    Steering lock fix/ replacement

    Keen to get this seen to. Was fine when I got the bike a few months back, then suddenly stopped working. No sign of any attempted robbery. Bike was nearby at home and under many cameras constantly when at work.

    is a 2011 model, 13k on the clock.

    Have tried the usual, finding the right spot for the mechanism to work, not full, just off, a little more, full lock etc. No joy.
    Yes I have a disc lock and have been using that, the one time I forgot the bungee chord, I launched and fell down!

    Still, if I would like to sell the bike, which I might, this steering lock issue will need fixing. Concerns instantly arise of sourcing a new/ replacement triple clamp. And then I read some other forum posts of a mechanic saying he's never found one issue of mechanical breakdown of the steering lock on a speedy, always human error which could be fixed with the right lubrication. Well, I tried spraying some wd40 down the keyhole, but no change.

    Little nervous to take the thing to a mechanic before having any idea what to expect.

    any ideas?

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    Lube the mechanism where it engages the fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_gallup View Post
    Lube the mechanism where it engages the fork.
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    Have lubed liberally...no joy. Will have to take it to the mechanics and hope for the best.

 

 

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