1975 XLCH 1000 Ignition Tumblers

Discussion in 'Classic Models' started by Inkydoggy, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. Inkydoggy

    Inkydoggy New Member

    I recently have an issue with an ignition switch that I lost the keys to. I do have an off brand of key I can fiddle around with and get the ignition unlocked but it is not even a Harley type key so I want to get the tumblers out of this ignition switch and get a regular key for this lock and set the tumblers to the new key by filing them down. I have done this in many cars before but I do not know how these tumblers come out. After I unlock the switch it will rotate to both on positions just fine but when I put a pin into the tumbler release hole it just goes in but does not release anything. Do I need to turn the lock more after I put the release pin in the hole or is there another way to get the tumblers out intact?