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All of a sudden, I am having trouble removing the key from the ignition switch. WD40 helped a little bit but it is still a problem. Does anyone have a suggestion for a better lube - maybe some kind of graphite?
 

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Maybe white lithium grease? Put it on the key and put it in and take it out of the cylinder a few times. I know a new key is sometimes hard to insert/remove because the cut areas are pretty sharp. Not sure why yours would start doing it all of a sudden though.
 

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Be cautious with any greasy type lubes. They'll hold dust and grit in the tumblers. I use white teflon powder from local hobby shop. Graphite's great but can be messy. Dremel tool and wire brush will take any burrs off the key too.
 

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+1 on dry lube.
In a pinch (on a trip?) lightly dust both sides of the key in talcum powder,
shake the loose powder off and try the key in the lock a couple of times.
 

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Always use a dry graphite powder in any lock cylinder. And, never put a liquid in after putting in the graphite powder. The liquid would gum it up.
 

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do you get the same results with the other factory key that came with your bike. Maybe that key will work differently. Try it.
 
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