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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-01-2012, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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can't lock my fork

Hi all, Happy New Year. I bought a left over 2007 v star 1100 custom (from a Yamaha dealer). The dealer bought it as left over stock from an other shop and it had no keys. THey were able to cut a key for it by using the codes. I can start the bike, lock and unlock the tank, battery cover, helmet lock. My problem is I can not get the fork to lock. My dealer is stumped they say the only thing they can do is replace all the locks on the bike.

They are willing to do this but it seems costly and time consuming. Any Ideas on how to fix this.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-01-2012, 09:29 PM
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Don't know, just a shot in the dark here. Sometimes you have to move (wiggle) your forks out of total lock to get the the thing to engage, at least that is worth a try That's the way mine works.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-02-2012, 06:46 AM
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If what sugar suggests doesn't work, take the lock mechanism out and give it a good clean and lube. The grease may have dried up and it's causing the lock to stick. It would be a good practise to remove it anyways just in case something is broken inside; don't want to have a lock up when your riding.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-02-2012, 08:56 AM
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Should this not be covered by warranty?

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-03-2012, 05:19 AM
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God i still know so little i thought a fork lock was a aftermarket thing.
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