I'm trying to get switch "On" so I can try to crank and hear engine run. But also, I notice little differences in motors. Will 2005 fit my 85? and this 2005 has a factory blue switch mounted on the left plastic fork cover...you can tell by factory ridge molded in plastic around the switch...what does it do?
I can't see threads in forum or open any unless it is the last one showing to right of dept. Working on that.
Am not aware of any switch on the either of the front forks. Photos would help here.
The 05 should fit in your 85 frame, there were no real differences in the motors other than bore size....so all engine mounts should line up.
The other locks on the bike only use 3 pins...tool box, helmet locks, fuel cap. To turn the ignition on, the lock has 4 or 5 pins than must match up with the key.......thus, it is possible
to use a key from a different bike to open the gas cap, tool box, etc, but not turn on the ignition.
It is also possible someone tried to "pick" the lock and Fkd it up , or the key might be bad.
Other than calling in a locksmith, your best bet is just to use the ignition lock/switch off your 85.
Before doing this, you might try pumping a little pentatrating oil in the lock , as it is very possible it may just messed up from sitting so long.