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post #1 of 13 Old 03-06-2008, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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How easy it is to take a bike...

It's scary. Key broke off in the ignition of my girl's CBR with the forks locked. I tried everything I could think of to get the ignition off...it kicked my ass and I trailered it and took it to the shop today. In about 5 minutes I (by myself) was able to get this bike with locked forks up the ramp and onto the trailer...another 5 and I had it strapped down and was on my way.

Amazing how easy it is to pluck a bike...

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It's scary. Key broke off in the ignition of my girl's CBR with the forks locked. I tried everything I could think of to get the ignition off...it kicked my ass and I trailered it and took it to the shop today. In about 5 minutes I (by myself) was able to get this bike with locked forks up the ramp and onto the trailer...another 5 and I had it strapped down and was on my way.

Amazing how easy it is to pluck a bike...
Damn you're having alot of bad luck recently.

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no shit, huh?

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shit, that reminds me i left the key in my bike!!!!. my female gs is out there with it and my garage is in a privacy fenced back yard but still....

man i'm with bkninja, you are having some trying times!!!
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2 sweet ass bikes in the garage and can't ride either...WTF...well...that's not true...just made a run to Taco Bell on mine...but it's FAR from street legal...

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If you don't care about the ignition, you could always use a slide hammer. Screw it in the key hole, and wham! it out. if you are lucky, the entire locking mechanism will come out the first try. Then use a screwdriver to turn the ignition on and unlock the forks. A warning though, it may trash the mount that the ignition switch sits in. Not the prettiest solution, but just a thought. How do I know? My '84 900 ninja had that same problem and my locksmith uncle showed me the fix.
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thanks...but the locksmith who cut the key wrong (and from a really flimsy blank) is covering the cost...I'm just stubborn and wanted to take care of it myself...but I really didn't want to eff up my girlfriend's bike...I'm a little more gentle with hers than I am mine

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I'm a little more gentle with hers than I am mine
funny how what we do for ourselves isn't what we would do for others
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Damn you're having alot of bad luck recently.
Yeah, you been breaking mirrors round here lately?

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It's scary. Key broke off in the ignition of my girl's CBR with the forks locked. I tried everything I could think of to get the ignition off...it kicked my ass and I trailered it and took it to the shop today. In about 5 minutes I (by myself) was able to get this bike with locked forks up the ramp and onto the trailer...another 5 and I had it strapped down and was on my way.

Amazing how easy it is to pluck a bike...
i don't leave my bike if i can't see it-all it takes is a couple guys (or a couple burly girls) to throw it into a van or pickup and their on their way.
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