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Offline motogasoline

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Any ignition troubles with this bike?
« on: July 28, 2017, 11:31:05 PM »
I recently bought my 2015 new, and seem to have trouble getting the key in and out of the ignition.   I tried some wd40 as that works at our home door knobs but to no avail. 

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Re: Any ignition troubles with this bike?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2017, 01:14:33 AM »
from what i heard you are meant to use graphite grease, or even just try to get as much carbon as you can with a pencil on the key and then use it a few times. Dont use wd40 as that is not really a lubricant it dries out fast as its meant to only really displace water. Also don't want to use a regular lubricant as it can gum up and attract more dirt inside. Dry lubricants are the way to go.
Anyway I'm sure someone here has a better answer.

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Re: Any ignition troubles with this bike?
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2017, 03:40:22 AM »
Graphite will work, at least, it has worked for me. 

The keys are/were easily broken for the first 3 or so model years.  I do not know if that is still a problem.  Many folks in the UK broke them off on the Honda luggage.
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Re: Any ignition troubles with this bike?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2017, 07:19:51 AM »
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I recently bought my 2015 new, and seem to have trouble getting the key in and out of the ignition.   I tried some wd40 as that works at our home door knobs but to no avail.
A few Honda models up to 2015 (like my NC700) had keys that were made from chocolate as they bend very easily. Use graphite powder on the key lightly, and insert and out a few times. Like I said, check that the key is not slightly bent and if it is, buy a new one - DO NOT try and straighten it.
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Re: Any ignition troubles with this bike?
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2017, 02:47:15 PM »
Your right.  The keys are soft and have already bent enough to cause problems.  Thanks!

 


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