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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Hello i have a 05 i,m having trouble with the steering lock took it to the dealer with no answer it looks like the holes for the lock are to wide has anyone had this problem
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MY 08 COULDNT LOCK- REDID FRONT SPRINGS AND TRIPLE TREE. WHEN I WENT TO REMOVE THE STEM NUT WAS LOOSE !!AFTER REDO WOULD LOCK. CHECK A DIFFERENT KEY TO MAKE SURE IT GOES ALL THE WAY IN
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Personal opinion here - steering locks are worthless. They are only for the semi-honest, as anyone who really wants your bike can do a sharp twist on the handlebars and snap the lock pin. I have seen several bikes with the steering lock busted by thieves.


If you really want to make your bike more theft-resistant, then park the bike, put it in neutral, engage reverse and then shut the bike off. Locks the transmission, no one is going to push the bike away. Word of caution - make sure your reverse switch does not stick otherwise - you ain't gonna get it out of reverse and it won't start till it is out of reverse.


I use the reverse method when parking overnight at a hotel. As well as covering the bike and trying to get permission to park by the front door area so the clerk can keep an eye on it.
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Best anti-theft device is the word Honda on the valve covers.
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Park it next to a Harley and pull the key out. That's really the best theft deterrent advice I can think of.


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As "Unclejohn" said, If you're using an after-market key it may be too short to work the lock. It will work the ignition but won't work the lock. Try a genuine Honda key.
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I keep mine insured, if they want it they can have it. On my 08 the steering lock hasn't worked since my Traxxion upgrade. It will lock with the wheel turned to the right but not the left. I'm guessing that the 16 works but I'm not sure if I've ever tried it.

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Using reverse for a parking brake can be very bad advice.

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thank you for the help it is the original key have an alarm just like to use all precautions
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Using reverse for a parking brake can be very bad advice.

I agree if you do not have a fully functioning reverse system, most definitely including the reverse switch. But it has stopped some not-so-nice guys from trying to roll off my bike one night. And I still would prefer using the reverse over the handlebar lock.
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