So the story goes that my friend's niner had an attempted theft, the steering lock was broken..and that was it..
If my understanding is correct, the whole barrel will need to be replaced right?
Apart from having to code the key, do you guys know if this will cause any issues with the immobiliser or ECU?
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Most here talk about the 919, your pic looks like a 919, so the 919 has an immobiliser? Tell me more, how does it work? I thought they had a special thing built into the key to make immobilisers work, I don't see that on the 919 key.
in europe and new zealand the 919's came with immobilizers... In the US they did not... as far as I know.
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A far as I know (no HISS system in the U.S.) the immobilizer receiver is necessarily close to the top of the ignition switch in order to get the code from the chip in the key and is separate from the ignition switch, or at least is separable. You'll know as soon as you remove the damaged lock.
I have not recoded the lock in my '02, but on previous models the lock cylinder can be accessed by removing the top cover (which is retained by Philips head screws) and making an L shaped lock wafer tool that can be inserted into the lock far enough to engage the lowest wafer, which is not engaged by the key but there strictly for retaining the lock cylinder in the lock barrel. Once the wafer is drawn back the lock cylinder can be removed. Be sure to leave the tool in the lock when removing it -- if it is not in place the eight key wafers and tiny little springs behind them will fly out once clear of the cylinder and invariably be lost. Do this to both locks and the original lock cylinder can be dropped right into the new lock body.
I'm sure there are fine points I'm not covering, but that should at least get you started.
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Well that sucks, why don't we get the immobilizers? Bikes in the US are stolen all the time.
Because the usual method of theft in the US is 'throw it in the back of a truck and drive away.' Immobilizers don't do anything about that.
Second, the 919 was decontented a bit for US sales due to the Euro exchange rate (they are built in Italy). We are also lacking flash-to-pass and four-way hazard flashers among other things.
Also because Euro-type bike immobilizers have a long and illustrious history of failing in US operating conditions (which is why even the price-no-object Hondas don't have them here.) Just ask Triumph about how well their immobilizers aren't working these days.