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Been caught in the rain a few times these past couple days in NY. I oiled the chain after every heavy storm but now when I put the key into the ignition, it's a bit harder to turn. Now I know I should squirt some oil in there, can I use WD-40 or should I use the chain wax.
 

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I've seen people use white lithium grease (the spray stuff). It's waterproof.
 

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maybe off topic.....but someone also posted that a 35 mm film cartridge container or top will cover the ignition itself when you have to park it in the rain.
I've also found that the top(cover) of some spray cans work also(like the top of a can of wd40)

hope this helps
ceek
 

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Get some of that "lock de-icer" from any auto parts and squirt it in there to clean the tumblers. Blow it dry with compressed air and repeat. Let dry before applying graphite.
 

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I still haven't even taken the plastic protective layer off from the ignition lock, in fact, I just noticed it... anybody else not realize that it's there? :)
 

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Binary Jay said:
I still haven't even taken the plastic protective layer off from the ignition lock, in fact, I just noticed it... anybody else not realize that it's there? :)
There's a protective plastic layer on the ignition lock :confused: :confused: :confused:
 

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There's a protective plastic layer on the ignition lock :confused: :confused: :confused:
Yeah, at the keyhole plate. You wont notice it unless you keep missing the keyhole and scratch it like I do! :lao
 

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I still haven't even taken the plastic protective layer off from the ignition lock, in fact, I just noticed it... anybody else not realize that it's there? :)
It took me a year to pull it off.

I'm starting to get annoyed with the scratches that are being left behind around the ignition from my house key. Anyone have any suggestions? Blue annodizing would be tight. Maybe I'll do that over the winter.
 

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Keep the bike key on a seperate keychain like I do, use a soft rubber/plastic key fob.
 

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Binary Jay said:
Keep the bike key on a seperate keychain like I do, use a soft rubber/plastic key fob.
I have one of those, but I stuck my house key on it so I don't have to walk around with a pocket full of keys when I go for a ride.
 

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I put the plastic sleeve from the moto keys (on when the dealer handed them over) on the house key. Works for a while.
 

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I take my key off the keychain before putting it in the ignition. Kind of a hassle, but I use a mini caribiner to hold it so it is easy to remove and replace.
 

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I use a Drums tuning key holder made out of leather that's made to be put in a key chain. It can be opened to release the tuning key at it just happens that our key fits like a glove. Cheap, fast, leather, coool.:)
 

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My whole bike keychain consists of the bike's key, attached to a rubber Strongbadia, Pop: Tire keychain.

I don't mind keeping the numerous other house, car, office keys on their own ring in my backpack or pocket.
 

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Powdered graphite. A locksmith should have some.
yep, its good stuff. you can also find it homodepot in the lock aisle.
 

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I use a silicone product.

As for scratches, I have my bike covered in custom cut 3M Clear Urethane, yep even around the key hole, so no scratches. :)
 
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