ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Old's Cool > Airheads
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-11-2013, 12:41 PM   #1
sigpe57 OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Oddometer: 335
Airhead ignition switch module with no keys

Does it belong in the trash can?

Has anyone ever fit a new key to an airhead ignitions switch?

TT
sigpe57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 02:25 PM   #2
rambozo
Gnarly Adventurer
 
rambozo's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Armagh, Northern Ireland
Oddometer: 486
Iv stripped one down and taken the tumblers out, of course then any
key will open it, I would think new barrels are bound to be available
rambozo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 03:19 PM   #3
disston
ShadeTreeExpert
 
disston's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Silver Spring, Md
Oddometer: 8,974
A long time ago I removed the tumblers from a 1974 switch and used it with any key for a couple of years. This works because nobody knows it is not really locked unless you tell them. It looks like an ignition switch.

On my current 1975 bike I lost the keys. So I tried to do the same thing. I ended up with an unusable mess. Was able to reinstall the switch parts that show on the outside so it looks like I need a key but the ignition is controlled with a toggle switch on the left battery cover. There is also a keyed switch that controls the power to the toggle but I never use it. Nobody notices that I turn the ignition off and on with this switch.

There is only one wire needed to go to the headlight shell from the switch.

If you really want to save this switch you could try a locksmith. I'm always amazed at how good these guys are.
__________________
.
Never memorize something you can look up.
---Albert Einstein

Pay your debt, piratejohn.http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=949341
disston is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 03:41 PM   #4
Stan_R80/7
Beastly Gnarly
 
Stan_R80/7's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2012
Location: VA
Oddometer: 1,277
I also want to know how the ignition lock disassembles. My '78 has a seat lock, fork lock, tank lock, and ignition switch lock all keyed together. My ignition switch contacts were loose and were re-tightened, but I think that was a one time fix.

I was concern about the contacts and another ignition switch was purchased. However, even with information on how to re-key a seat lock (http://www.ibmwr.org/r-tech/airheads...ck-rekey.shtml) the frame and fuel cap locks remain. So, re-keying the ignition lock is needed instead of rekeying the other three locks.

The lock is a simple pin cylinder arrangement and new pins can be made from ~1mm brass rod. The tricky part is disassembling and reassembling the lock (without breaking anything).
Stan_R80/7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 03:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014