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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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rekeying helmet locks, now with pics and write-up!

has anyone else done this yet. I had no problem picking the lock using the raking method. got the lock halfway apart but don't see how to get the cylinder out to rekey it. if I can get it apart and rekeyed I would like to do a full write up on it with pics to help anyone else with this problem. instead of purchasing new helmet locks this will only cost one tiny bent screwdriver out of a one dollar jewellers screwdriver set.

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pickup coil mod
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acct to mcct mod https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17917

rekeying locks, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7309

stator replacement walkthrough, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11369

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Did you search try the forum search? I ask because I saw a thread here not long ago, (when I was just wandering around reading stuff) that was done by someone who did this and explained it. I can't remember the title, the forum, or who it was by though....
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Did you search try the forum search? I ask because I saw a thread here not long ago, (when I was just wandering around reading stuff) that was done by someone who did this and explained it. I can't remember the title, the forum, or who it was by though....
Is this the one you mean.........?

You can also rekey the helmet locks to match your ignition key.
(From the Yahoo Group files..)
Notes from Lance (lostiguy) on re-keying locks:



I was able to "rekey" my new Kaw toolbox
lock on my own. It's really easy. I'm passing on the link to the
page someone else had once passed on to me:

http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking2.htm

I took the tumbler and pins out, rearranged the pins in the
order that suited my ignition key the best I could, using
all but one pin. So I left that pin out of the new arrangement.
Works fine. In 15 min, I was done, ...and now using my
original Kaw key.
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I used that thread to pick the locks, I just dont see how to get the tumbler out of the lock now.

1986 vn 750 aka "Huck Farley"
42,000 miles
Rick's stator and rr
Tuxedo stator cover mod
pickup coil mod
dampers replaced
agm m/f battery
Harley sportster exhaust, degoated
Hid conversion
splines lubed
custom "vn750.com" grill cover
NGK Iridium spark plugs


acct to mcct mod https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17917

rekeying locks, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7309

stator replacement walkthrough, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11369
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Yes, that's the thread I was referring too....
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that thread shows you how to pick the lock but does not show you how to get the tumbler and pins out of the lock. on the back side of the lock there is a black plastic cap with one screw in it, once you remove that there is a gear that comes right out and then you can slide the shaft out that holds the helmet. after that is where I am stuck, it almost looks like a snap ring but is solid and there is no way I see to get it off the slot it is in.

1986 vn 750 aka "Huck Farley"
42,000 miles
Rick's stator and rr
Tuxedo stator cover mod
pickup coil mod
dampers replaced
agm m/f battery
Harley sportster exhaust, degoated
Hid conversion
splines lubed
custom "vn750.com" grill cover
NGK Iridium spark plugs


acct to mcct mod https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17917

rekeying locks, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7309

stator replacement walkthrough, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11369
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still no luck on getting these apart. anyone else ever rekey theirs?

1986 vn 750 aka "Huck Farley"
42,000 miles
Rick's stator and rr
Tuxedo stator cover mod
pickup coil mod
dampers replaced
agm m/f battery
Harley sportster exhaust, degoated
Hid conversion
splines lubed
custom "vn750.com" grill cover
NGK Iridium spark plugs


acct to mcct mod https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17917

rekeying locks, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7309

stator replacement walkthrough, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11369
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Yes I have done this before. There is a sping loaded tab in the cylinder. You should see it once you take the gear off the back. You need to use a pick onr something to push the tab in. Then the lock cylinder will come put of the end you put the key in.
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I dont see a spring loaded tab so still no luck.

1986 vn 750 aka "Huck Farley"
42,000 miles
Rick's stator and rr
Tuxedo stator cover mod
pickup coil mod
dampers replaced
agm m/f battery
Harley sportster exhaust, degoated
Hid conversion
splines lubed
custom "vn750.com" grill cover
NGK Iridium spark plugs


acct to mcct mod https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17917

rekeying locks, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7309

stator replacement walkthrough, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11369
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I dont see a spring loaded tab so still no luck.
same here.....any other info on this tab would be helpful
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