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I'm gonna strip my SL down next week with the intention of taking the frame and associated bits to be powdercoated. Before I do, I need to yank out all of the various bearings and bushes out, which won't be too much of a problem . . .

. . . but I wanna get the steering stem lock out without screwing it up. I've knackered one before trying the same thing on another bike, so before I make the same mistake again, can one (or some) of you give me a some idea how to remove the lock with the minimum of fuss/damage?

Thanks.
 

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Gang

I'm gonna strip my SL down next week with the intention of taking the frame and associated bits to be powdercoated. Before I do, I need to yank out all of the various bearings and bushes out, which won't be too much of a problem . . .

. . . but I wanna get the steering stem lock out without screwing it up. I've knackered one before trying the same thing on another bike, so before I make the same mistake again, can one (or some) of you give me a some idea how to remove the lock with the minimum of fuss/damage?

Thanks.
Remove the little plastic cover, insert the key, turn it and pull out the lock - no big deal.
 

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Thanks Bill

I think I over-complicated it last time because I didn't have the key . . .

Which reminds me. Is the ignition key likely to fit the stem lock? (I have a strange feeling it won't).

Normally I'd check, but the bike doesn't get here until Wednesday.

Neil
 

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I think I can safely say yes, both locks use the same key and they will have the same ID numbers on the face of the cylinder.

And a big thanks for explaining how to remove the darned cylinder. Dufus me didn't think of insterting and turning the key as critical to the process :?
 

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If the ignition lock is the same as the steering lock (original) then the key will fit and remove it.

Beat to the post.. :p


GB :mrgreen:
 

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If nothing's been replaced the same key should fit all the locks on the bike.

By the way, welcome to the group. Here's some good information to help get you started.

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