handle bar lock question on dyna

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by west yorks uk, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. west yorks uk

    west yorks uk Member

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    I'm trying to lock the handle bars with the key as per the owners manual on my street bob but unfortunately i cant seem to get the key to turn all the way round to the lock position in either direction. what am i doing wrong?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. maine-e-axe

    maine-e-axe Junior Member

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    Turn the bars to full left and wiggle the bars a little while you turn the key to lock.
     
  3. RetiredJake

    RetiredJake Junior Member

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    maine-e-axe has you covered. I have to turn mine full lock to the left, then rotate slightly to the right as I turn the key. Apparently, there are a lot of them out there that do not line up perfectly.
     
  4. dr robert

    dr robert Active Member

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    My 06 does not line up at all. I got tired of trying, so I just don't use it any more.
     
  5. lowriderfrf

    lowriderfrf Member

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    Guys, I have an '06 Lowrider with the same problem that I have fixed several times. If you look at the lock mechanism from the right hand side of the bike while turning the key you will see a small metal rod that goes into an opening in the lock plate on the fork. While the key is turned part way you can easily manipulate the rod backward or forward with a midsize slotted screwdriver until it properly aligns with the opening that it is designed to go into. I have to reset this position of this rod two to three times per year.
     
  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Yikes, an attitude adjustment using a slotted screwdriver...honestly other than prying, there are very few slotted fasteners in use on motorcycles so it sounds like a plan. Hate to see tools in the box go "unused"...but if it keeps your steel rod inline it might be worth a look.

    Funny thing, about locks (they are the most used accessory on your bike, just look at how much wear is on your keys). I have an ignition key on my Sporty with one side working best for the steering lock, the other side best for the ignition. If I flip it the wrong way, I have a devil of a time getting it out of the slot...go figure!
     
  7. RickyBobby

    RickyBobby Active Member

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    I had exactly the same issue as lowriderfrf did. Same cure. Works great since.
     
  8. dr robert

    dr robert Active Member

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    Lowrider, I don't understand how the screw driver thing resets the position. Is it one of those things I just have to go do in order to see how the fix is done. I understand how the rod moves, I have had similar locks on many bikes. I just can't see how the ''fix" happens. Thanks.
     
  9. lowriderfrf

    lowriderfrf Member

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    The locking rod that drops down when you turn the key sometimes misaligns with the hole that it is supposed to drop into to lock the forks. I use the screwdriver to push the rod forward slightly to realign it.
     
  10. dr robert

    dr robert Active Member

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    Thanks. I will try it and see how it works.