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post #1 of 10 Old 03-05-2013, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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Requires locksmith for the lock of my bike that is fully covered by rust

I have my yamaha YZF 2001 and i left it locked for more than one year but 2 days ago when i was trying to start it , it was very difficult to insert key into the lock then i was that the lock is fully covered with rust now i want to replace it i have consulted with one locksmith they told me to pay $650.00 but i found it very expensive so if anyone knws a cheap locksmith kindly inform me for it.

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post #2 of 10 Old 03-06-2013, 04:17 AM
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I have my bike yamaha YZF 2001 and 3 days ago i left it locked , open in a rain and yesterday when i was trying to start it while inserting the key into the lock i found that the lock is jammed and key won't turn into inside the lock. so i requires a locksmith to fix this issue if anyone have some idea of good locksmith company plzz suggest me for it.

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post #3 of 10 Old 03-06-2013, 05:01 AM
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Seafoam deep creep. It will help break up the rust. Cover the tank and everything else.

Shit, i'd try every chemical i could buy before I paid a locksmith. Or cut it off and buy a new lock set.

If you had to, could you SAFELY apply a torch to it? In worst case scenarios, a torch will help free it up.

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The problem here is the wafers in the lock are spring loaded to follow the cuts in the key, but the contamination in the lock is preventing them from returning to follow the profile. They are pushed out and stay there.

The best thing to do is soak the mechanism with a very lightweight oil (good 'lol WD40, or a lightweight gun oil) for a couple hours, then insert the key, try to turn it in both directions without forcing things too much, and remove it to help free up the wafers. The lowest wafers are going to be the most difficult to free up because they are only engaged when the key is fully inserted, and that's where the water (and whatever else the water brings with it) will accumulate. After 10 or so attempts add more oil and continue. It will take about a half hour or more to get things moving, but it usually works.

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I have had great results with a 50/50 mix of ATF and acetone, of course keep it away from paint. I just mix it in a small 1 ounce bottle with a needle applicator.


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I have had great results with a 50/50 mix of ATF and acetone, of course keep it away from paint. I just mix it in a small 1 ounce bottle with a needle applicator.


I had a similar problem with EvoWife's Wrangler. I dipped the key in atf and worked it in and out for a while to get it all lubed up. Works like new now.

The 50/50 mix is the best for breaking loose frozen fasteners.

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I have my nissan titan 2006 and i'm having problem with it fuel tank lock. Yesterday when i was putting the fuel in the tank and when i was locking it , it was very difficult to lock it. I afraid of fuel leakage if it doesn't locked properly. so i need the help of locksmith then i call Locksmith in Tamarac and they help me.

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Any kind of vehicle should not be kept in locked position for a long time. The cause its improper functioning is rust.Now the only solution to this problem is to find a nearby locksmith and repair the bike with a new lock.

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