I am visiting my dad in hospital in Lincolnshire, and stopped for some shopping on the way back to his house. When I returned to the bike the key just would not turn.
So I called the breakdown service, and after much lubricating and banging to shock it, nothing had changed. According to the engineer the steering lock mechanism is fine, but some of the pins in the barrel are stuck ‘in’, which is why the key will not turn. He even said which pins, having prodded them with a screwdriver to try and get them moving.
In the end they had to send a truck to recover it to my parent’s house (in hindsight I should have had it returned to London), which was fun to move with the steering locked. Somehow we managed. I have sprayed into it a lot of WD40 to soak in overnight, I know it is the wrong lube, but if it is buggered then it cannot make it any worse.
Assuming there is no miracle in the morning, is it recoverable or does he barrel needs replacing. Could someone take it apart and clean the internals?
Is that all that would need replacing, as the bike has the Honda H.I.S.S. immobilizer. And does that mean only Honda can fix it, or can I use any local mechanic in the area? I guess Honda would make me change all the locks.
My sister can give me a life to Essex tomorrow, form where I can get a train. So I want to be able to arrange someone to fix it, them come up and meet them.
I have been awake for 20 hours and have only eaten a sandwich this morning. Also lost one of my Senner ear plus in my dad’s house, had to use my spare foam ones for the trip to the hospital. Useless, the wind sounded like a jet aeroplane.