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The Bike - C10 / Re: Looking for a project bike.
« Last post by connie_rider on Yesterday at 08:54:45 am »
In the shape it's in, maybe $400; If it were running, and you needed it for parts it might be worth $600-$800. {maybe}

Ride safe, Ted
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Accessories and modifications - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Top case came loose
« Last post by lather on Yesterday at 08:38:22 am »
Lather, only you could have something like this happen.... :rotflmao:   Glad it didn't fall off.  You need to change your signature to:


Nothing worse than having your top case go missing.
;D
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Key stuck
« Last post by PH14 on Yesterday at 07:50:56 am »
Yes bike wakes up,  it wasn't at first then when it did I thought for millisecond yay fixed but unfortunately no such luck so I am miffed right about now...

But what does the display say?
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Key stuck
« Last post by BrianK on Yesterday at 07:39:46 am »
I am out of ideas now.  To me, it sounds like a mechanical failure related to the solenoid.  It might be activating, but not traveling fully, or some linkage being broken/stuck.  Just for giggles, did you try the spare non-knob metal key from inside the fob yet?  I can't imagine that would make any difference.  I am not a fan of WD40 or dousing, since it can cause problems later, and in this case, might not even be able to make it to the appropriate area.  It might require ignition disassembly :(

The only times I have ever had a problem turning the key (when the bike wakes) is moving from lock to off because the steering lock engage was putting too much pressure on the mechanism and it requires moving the steering a bit (pretty common in cars, too).  But that should not be an issue in the off, on, or fss positions.
Yes sir tried the spare ignition key with same result
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Key stuck
« Last post by BrianK on Yesterday at 07:23:32 am »
I can assure you the issue is NOT a bent key.  The stove knob rarely leaves its perch and is in great condition
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Key stuck
« Last post by B.D.F. on Yesterday at 06:15:01 am »
C'mon Jim, you do not take the key out of the bike because you do not own it anymore.  ;D

As to the bent key, I do not believe that could bind up the lock cylinder to prevent it from turning; removing the key, sure but the OP cannot turn the key.

We have been in touch via e-mail and this one is a head- scratcher. It is possible that the pin on the end of the solenoid is broken or stuck but I really doubt that. The only thing left is that the key cylinder itself is frozen inside the cylinder housing. I have never seen that but it is always possible for anything that moves mechanically to be frozen / corroded / physically damaged so it fails to turn. ??

Brian

Sounds to me like the key is bent.  It happens, the key is made out of chocolate.  This especially happens if you take the key out and use it for it's intended purposes such as the gas hole, cases, and seat removal.  One of the reasons I NEVER EVER take it out of the ignition key hole.
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Accessories and modifications - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Top case came loose
« Last post by VirginiaJim on Yesterday at 05:41:43 am »
Lather, only you could have something like this happen.... :rotflmao:   Glad it didn't fall off.  You need to change your signature to:


Nothing worse than having your top case go missing.
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Key stuck
« Last post by VirginiaJim on Yesterday at 05:39:36 am »
Sounds to me like the key is bent.  It happens, the key is made out of chocolate.  This especially happens if you take the key out and use it for it's intended purposes such as the gas hole, cases, and seat removal.  One of the reasons I NEVER EVER take it out of the ignition key hole. 
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Accessories and modifications - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Top case came loose
« Last post by maxtog on Yesterday at 05:38:15 am »
I should add that the worn givi plate had a lot of miles on it. Like 350,000.

That is a lot of miles and bumps and weight shifting on it.  Like you said, maybe it is just worn out now.
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Key stuck
« Last post by maxtog on Yesterday at 05:35:15 am »
I am out of ideas now.  To me, it sounds like a mechanical failure related to the solenoid.  It might be activating, but not traveling fully, or some linkage being broken/stuck.  Just for giggles, did you try the spare non-knob metal key from inside the fob yet?  I can't imagine that would make any difference.  I am not a fan of WD40 or dousing, since it can cause problems later, and in this case, might not even be able to make it to the appropriate area.  It might require ignition disassembly :(

The only times I have ever had a problem turning the key (when the bike wakes) is moving from lock to off because the steering lock engage was putting too much pressure on the mechanism and it requires moving the steering a bit (pretty common in cars, too).  But that should not be an issue in the off, on, or fss positions.
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