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Offline Lzed9ine

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Key & Ignition
on: January 21, 2020, 09:13:20 PM
 I noticed early on with this bike that the Key to ignition & Starting procedure is an irritating one , I know for a fact I'm not the only one experiencing this as I've heard reviews on the z900 mentioning this.

Anyone here struggle to puch the key all the way in , no issue with my key as the petrol tank mechanism is fine & the backup key provides nothing different.

Offline Frontline

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Re: Key & Ignition
Reply #1 on: January 21, 2020, 11:12:28 PM
Sounds like an immobilizer issue to me. We don't have that here so...first I heard of it.

Offline Led Zed 70

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Re: Key & Ignition
Reply #2 on: January 22, 2020, 01:51:17 AM
US model here. Never had a problem getting all the way in, maybe you need to lube it up a bit?

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Re: Key & Ignition
Reply #3 on: January 22, 2020, 01:57:37 AM
*Originally Posted by Led Zed 70 [+]
US model here. Never had a problem getting all the way in, maybe you need to lube it up a bit?
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Offline stuartho

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Re: Key & Ignition
Reply #4 on: January 22, 2020, 04:31:47 AM
Ive never really had a problem unless Ive been trying to stick the key in from a weird angle. I do find that one side of the key is slightly easier to insert that the other so maybe the barrel is a bit dodgy.

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Re: Key & Ignition
Reply #5 on: January 22, 2020, 08:50:36 AM
I sprayed inside with wd40 and working good from then.

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Re: Key & Ignition
Reply #6 on: January 23, 2020, 01:39:52 AM
I have noticed if the bars are locked, sometimes I have to pull them all the way to the left to relieve pressure off the lock to be able to turn the key.

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Re: Key & Ignition
Reply #7 on: January 23, 2020, 08:11:20 PM
*Originally Posted by Pedro [+]
I sprayed inside with wd40 and working good from then.

Sprayed some S-Doc chain spray on the key popped it in & let it sit for awhile , Working a treat now , ended up using it on my house door locks , so much eaiser to work.

Good shout pal

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Re: Key & Ignition
Reply #8 on: January 24, 2020, 06:28:38 PM
You should probably use graphite powder. Wet lube will hold dirt and make your key kind of nasty I would imagine.

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Re: Key & Ignition
Reply #9 on: January 24, 2020, 08:13:19 PM
I have a friend of mine lube his dried out clutch cable with chain lube. It worked great until the stuff stiffened up. The clutch became about unusable. We had to remove the cable from the bike to flush out all the chain lube. We used WD-40 for the flush.