lock on sissy bar stuck

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by Spike4565, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. Spike4565

    Spike4565 New Member

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    I have a FXST with detachable sissy bar that has a lock on one side. The lock is froze and key won't go in but a little. Anyone have any recommendations? I have tried penetrating oil and also tried tapping it in. Thank you.
     
  2. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    The barrel ignition switch on my Dyna did that. The problem was the dogs in the switch got out of sync. with the tab on the key. I filed the tab off, and fiddled around with it, and finally got it to release. Of course the key wouldn't stay in the ign. by itself any more, but that's not a problem with your docking.
     
  3. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Not sure how it works or is mounted but what about a little heat?
     
  4. stray dog

    stray dog Junior Member

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    I don't have the locks on my detachables but the release button is hard to push if mechanism isn't turned to correct position. Not sure if it helps you but worth a try.