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The ignition switch on my 08 wing locked up. I can not turn the key , the handlebars were not locked at the time. Removed key to open gas lid filled up inserted key in switch would not turn.
 

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Happened to my 04. A piece of the mechanism that locks the handlebars came apart and fell into the lock. Had to be replaced under warranty. Down side is after replaced had to carry 2 Keys, 1 for the ignition and 1 for the gas lid, cubbies and saddlebags. Good luck.
 

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Put a little motor oil on your key from ur dipstick. Give that a try.


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If at all possible, did not introduce motor oil into the keyway. It can solidify attract dust and dirt and make the key pins really sticky and not move. If you must and stuck in a pinch, WD40 will help, but not the best. Locksmiths or a good hardware store sell a lock cylinder lubricant, either in a puffing powder or spray of some lubricant. Once every couple months treat all your most used keyway's with a qualified lubricant. Puff-Puff, Squirt-Squirt and insert the key in and out a couple times...cheap insurance. As side note, the keyways on the Wings are almost vertical and open to the elements, so it easy to introduce dirt/moisture etc, every time the key is inserted. Dave B Denver
 

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Best stuff I've ever used is a Teflon lock lube from DuPont sold at Lowes. If goes in wet and the carrier fluid drys leaving a Teflon coating on all the moving parts. I use this stuff on all the locks I own and it works great, makes the keys go in smooth as butter and the locks work better than new.
 

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Well, Charlie, did you get it to work or are you stuck somewhere?
 

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Was on trip to Maggie Valley, when it stranded me and the wife at a Loves truck stop. Made it home, waiting on parts to replace switch and locks. My good friend came to our rescue about 200miles worth.
 

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Was on trip to Maggie Valley, when it stranded me and the wife at a Loves truck stop. Made it home, waiting on parts to replace switch and locks. My good friend came to our rescue about 200miles worth.
I would take the switch off of the assembly and let a locksmith repair the lock so all your locks and keys match.
 
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