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Offline Oyley

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Re: Locks
Reply #10 on: May 28, 2020, 12:17:45 PM
I know that...but dont use oil  :821:
I used it in desperation many years ago on an extra lock on the rear door of a Landrover 90.
It gave me so much trouble after that I stopped using it...I was locked out of the vehicle for hours on a night job..I could not get extra tools out or put the tools away I had got out...cost me another night and travelling to and back from the job to complete.

Offline catstevecam

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Re: Locks
Reply #11 on: May 28, 2020, 03:14:56 PM
*Originally Posted by Lancs-lad [+]
Did you “dust” the key with graphite powder or squirt it into the lock, I’ve found that lightly dusting the key is the best way?

Oh yes - that's the way to do it  :152:

Offline richardbd

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Re: Locks
Reply #12 on: May 28, 2020, 10:09:07 PM
*Originally Posted by Oyley [+]
That's a fact....years ago with big old mortice locks one could get away with a bit of thin oil like 3 in 1...for a while but if you ever dismantled one those levers would be well gummed up...mortice lock keys would easily pick cotton an other picked debris up and deposit it inside a lock.
Our modern bike keys dont pick debris up as easily but the style of locks are more sensitive to clogging and they are in a harsh environment and any dust setting on the outside of the lock is only going to be forced into the lock on repeated use.
If you add a lubricant that attracts dust,a grain of sand etc..its only going to make things worse.
Stick to dry lubes ...

You had a bike with a mortice lock??

Offline Oyley

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Re: Locks
Reply #13 on: May 28, 2020, 10:31:25 PM
Not yet...and cannot find where I may have suggested so...I have opened them with oil residue and lots of debris in them..not on a bike though.
Locks on bikes are for more sensitive to crap inside..don't take that as excrement though   :087:

Offline Swanny

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Re: Locks
Reply #14 on: May 29, 2020, 08:23:57 AM
*Originally Posted by richardbd [+]
You had a bike with a mortice lock??
Twas an olde Triumphant  :016:
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