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Ignition Query

Post  randomeclipse on Wed Nov 13 2013, 18:39

I am having a few issues starting my bike that I'd like your advice on.

For example i got up this morning and went out to the bike to let it tick over for 10 before setting off for work.
Pressed the "disarm for 1m" button on the data-tool alarm and, with the bike still on its side stand put the key into the ignition and tried to turn it on. For some reason I'm finding it difficult to get it on. I then try different methods, i.e. bike up and stand up, clutch in and a few wiggles of the key in/out up/down and one usually works, but its getting a little annoying now.

Sofar I've tried cleaning the ignition barrel with WD40 and removing any gunk with the key, but to no avail.

I'm worried there may be a more severe issue there, so would appreciate any suggestions.

Surely it should be a case of sliding the key in and it easily flips from off to on Smile.

Cheers.
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Post  SteveCat on Wed Nov 13 2013, 20:26

I have that with mine, squirt silcon spray and wiggle the key - haven't quite got it right this time. In my case it's a combination of the lock sticking and the steering lock . Move the steering and wiggle the key and it usually works. Have a bent key in the process of this happening several times over the years.
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Re: Ignition Query

Post  bingowatts on Wed Nov 13 2013, 21:11

I have to push my key slightly forward to get to ignition on, but it's fine from locked to off (if that makes any sense!!). Think it's the barrel wearing because it's the same with both keys.
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Post  Wooster on Wed Nov 13 2013, 21:55

I don't trust alarms any more. :/
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Re: Ignition Query

Post  randomeclipse on Thu Nov 14 2013, 11:08

Thanks for the tips, chaps.

I tried wiggling the handlebars whilst at the same time trying to go from Off to On and that seemed to work, however the bloody alarm still went off even though I'd told it to wait a minute!
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Post  bobh on Thu Nov 14 2013, 22:34

It seems to be a common "feature" of Yamaha ignition switches that the key needs to be pushed forwards before it will turn.  Or with the steering lock on, it's more a push towards eight-o'-clock - if that makes sense.

Silicon spray sometimes provides temporary relief. Wink
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Re: Ignition Query

Post  Rosco on Fri Nov 15 2013, 21:53

Mine suffers this 'feature' also. The gentle persuasion tips above are what work for me too.
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