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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Ignition switch weirdness...

It used to only lock to the right, sprayed it. Now it only locks to the left, and when locked, the rear running light stays on. Any clues ?
If its a bad lock, I'll just bring a chain and padlock with me like I used to.



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Wolfie I think on mine lock to the right activates "parking lights". Its been soo long since I've ridden it I could be wrong (about R or L)-but there is a parking light position on the switch. It allows you to have a light on for safety if you're broke down on the side of the rode and have to leave it without having the keys in the ignition.

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I just went and tried mine to be sure. With the key turned to the left lock position all electronics are disabled. With the key turned to the right lock (P) position the tail light and license plate light automatically come on and you can turn on your hazards or a blinker as well. Confirmed that is how it is supposed to work per the owner's manual page 23.

If yours is opposite of that could something be reversed where it connects to the switch itself? I haven't ever looked at the bottom of it to see how everything connects, but if not there somewhere along the way maybe.
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I don't recall if it actually locks when the key is turned to the right, but to the left is locked with no electrical connections......to the right the marker lights stay on for safety reasons as noted above.
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Interesting! Did not know it worked like that, will ck it out later.

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I don't recall if it actually locks when the key is turned to the right, but to the left is locked with no electrical connections......to the right the marker lights stay on for safety reasons as noted above.
Yup it locks like that too. The manual does warn about how fast you will kill your battery if you leave it that way too.
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Thanks guys....I thought mebbe I had stuck tumblers or sumpin...just gotta get it to lock the other way now (it used to)....



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Okay, now that I got the left lock working, is there a way to disconnect that auto thing for a right lock ? My area isnt very flat, and oft I'd prefer to lock to the right....(awaiting reply from elec schema pro)...



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So sometimes you want you lock your handlebars turned to the left and sometimes turned to the right depending on the ground you are on? You should be able to turn them either way and still turn the key to the left lock position correct? Also, I always thought if the bike was on the side stand it was best to keep the bars turned to the left for stability reasons..i.e. keeping kids (or other people who have no business touching my bike! ) from pulling it over on themselves.
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Will only lock with the bars to the left! Your key will go all the way to the right but your tail light will come on and can run down batt pretty quick.

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