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Remove ignition The bike is stuck in park. My handles bars are locked and I cant do anything. My key will push down and turn slightly, but not all the way out of the park position. I don't know what to do. I've already tried graphite lock lube and tried a new key. I don't know what to do from here.

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Never use graphite I am a locksmith of 10 years please don't use that junk WD 40 it use a small rubber handled screwdriver and tap the key on the top wile turning the key at the same time jiggle the key and tap it rember not to hard the key is made out of brass and can snap easy it sounds like u need the pins replaced in ur ignition or your key has worn down so bad it needs to be recoded

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Lightly shake the handle to the right.while unlocking.dont pressure it

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SOURCE: ignition is stuck in park on my kawasaki zzr250

I'm going to assume the steering is locked as well.
Two things usually hand Kaw's up like this. 1 - make sure wheel is 'free' - NOT against stop (lock_ 2 - jiggle the key up/dwn left/rt while trying to remove it
In the future use graphite on lock mechanisms. Oil attracts grit and gums up.
Good luck!

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

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SOURCE: bike cuts out when i turn the handle bars on full

Sounds like the insulation on some of the ignition wiring is worn through, and on full lock is making electrical contact with ground.

Posted on Jun 15, 2010

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Hello, you have tried all the things that would help, one other thing you can try is get a new key cut (from your existing key), what happens is the sides of the key actually wears out and this also affects the operation, its not guaranteed but it may help. Also try pushing the key in as you twist and pull it out a fraction and twist. Being a new bike this should not be happening, also after you spray the WD40 if you have access to a air compressor, blow the the key hole out, you may have to hold the hole open with a fine screw driver, there may be dirt stuck in there. If all fails than a master lock smith will be your last solution.

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SOURCE: Kawasaki Vulcan 1500C Starter will not turn off unless the lead from the battery is removed. No key in ignition either, it just keeps trying to start!

solenoid jammed on...

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