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Old 04-03-2012, 03:06 PM   #96
Harris's hawker
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Joined: Feb 2011
Location: jackrabbit country
Oddometer: 180
Originally Posted by SixtyAte View Post
So I've had trouble with my key a couple of times. It was really rough getting in and out, but now that it is more used not so much a problem. However when it is cold like below 30 cold I have had several problems. Taking a lighter to the key to get it to start kind of thing, and last night I drove home when it was 23 degrees. When I got home I could not turn the key to off position, then got it to turn, but had to wait till the morning to pull it out. This is the first bike I've owned in the north country and was just wondering if this is a Honda,a 230L, or just a cold bike thing. Not something I really wooried about , just wondering.
Probably some water/ice in the lock cylinder. A little (just a LITTLE) WD-40 wiped on the key often does the trick. Or you can use the spray lock de-icer -- just be sure that it's approved for use on ignition locks.
2008 DR650SE supermoto
2009 CRF230M
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