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Old 10-11-2008, 09:00 PM   #1
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how to remove ignition switch

i lost my key and i never got the tab with the ignition code when i got the bike, i read that it's on the ignition switch and it can be removed to get it, anyone know anything about how to do that?
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Old 10-11-2008, 09:03 PM   #2
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I don't know anything about that but the dealer you bought it from should be able to.

Otherwise you may just want to replace it...
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:52 PM   #3
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You can take the ignition to the dealer and they can rekey it for you. If you replace the ignition, you also have to replace the trunk and tank keys.

You may also be able to call the dealer with the VIN number, but not sure.

Lastly, you need to remove the triple to take off the ignition and you need a bolt extractor/"one way" screw remover to take the ignition bolts out of the triple from underneath. The only tools you need to remove the triple are a 12mm box wrench for the pinch bolts and a 30mm socket for the nut on top of the steering head.
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:02 PM   #4
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Lastly, you need to remove the triple to take off the ignition and you need a bolt extractor/"one way" screw remover to take the ignition bolts out of the triple from underneath. The only tools you need to remove the triple are a 12mm box wrench for the pinch bolts and a 30mm socket for the nut on top of the steering head.
I cut the bolts off with a dremel.
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:23 PM   #5
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I cut the bolts off with a dremel.

That would work too, but a little bit of extra work, plus the possibility of scratches/damage to the ignition and/or triple.

An extractor is relatively cheap, around $5.00 plus it is good to have for stipped bolts, etc.
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:50 PM   #6
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Take your seat key cylinder off and take it to a locksmith, they can make one for you. $20-$30. T
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:53 PM   #7
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A seat and trunk only have 5 tumblers, an ignition has 6 so they would have to guess on the size of the 6th one.

A lock smith can also make a key for the ignition for the same price if it is off the bike, but it will be a copy and not a "factory" key with the "Honda" plastic/logo on top.
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:56 PM   #8
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That would work too, but a little bit of extra work, plus the possibility of scratches/damage to the ignition and/or triple.

An extractor is relatively cheap, around $5.00 plus it is good to have for stipped bolts, etc.
Like with anything it take care... I had to cut off my spanner nut to remove my lower, plus I had some tough times with those removers...
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:59 PM   #9
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I did not know that. Good find!!!!! How many different sizes can a tumbler have? Have that many keys made up. Ebay if you are lucky but $100++ for the full set. Might be worth it to get 5-6 keys made up to get the correct one unless you want to take it to the dealer. T


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A seat and trunk only have 5 tumblers, an ignition has 6 so they would have to guess on the size of the 6th one.

A lock smith can also make a key for the ignition for the same price if it is off the bike, but it will be a copy and not a "factory" key with the "Honda" plastic/logo on top.
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:13 PM   #10
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I believe there are 9 sizes for each tumbler.

If you knew the first 5, then you would have 9 different combinations, but the lock smith would probably need to know the size of each tumbler. If he had the bike there, he could make one for the trunk and keep filing on the key until it worked the ignition.

However, it really is not too difficult to take the ignition off. Hell, you could just take off the top triple and take it to the locksmith without removing the ignition from it :) However, it is much easier for them since they can take the lock apart, assuming it is unlocked....

If it is in the locked position, you may be looking at added cost and trouble removing, etc.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:22 AM   #11
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I know that on some of the bikes the screws are on there pretty good. Even having the right tools it can be difficult to get off. Thanks for the info, good to know. Is that the same with the gas cap or is it only 5? T
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:51 AM   #12
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i don't trust post like these. Am I the only one?
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:48 AM   #13
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You can't fight it. Guess if they are brave and good enough to steal the bike they should know how to get the ignition off. I doubt he did. Look at his other post. Wouldn't be looking for other riders to ride with. T
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:54 PM   #14
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my apologies to the OP and others. I just got my bike back today.. third time someone popped my ignition in my 08.
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Old 11-09-2008, 01:47 AM   #15
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i was really scared about having to remove my ignition switch after reading this thread, but it really isnt that bad. why were you guys needing an extractor or to cut bolts?

maybe its different for other years, on my 05, just had to remove the nose, the tank cover, unplug a harness, and remove 2 bolts using a T-40 torx. was able to get the cylinder out and take it to a locksmith to get a key made.
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:46 PM   #16
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o mannn how do u take the igntion out??? if i cut the bolts do i just buy new ones?n i need to get this thing out to the locksmith
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:52 PM   #17
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I know this post is old but I just had to take apart my bike because I lost my only key for my motorcycle during my change of duty station (Army) and I would have to agree with SCSI, once you take all the necessary parts off, its just two bolts that hold the ignition together. T-40 Torx is correct. Apparently the service manual also says to replace the bolts once they are unscrewed.
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