Author Topic: The stuff that surprises you.  (Read 75 times)

pinholenz

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The stuff that surprises you.
« on: July 17, 2017, 04:49:56 AM »
I've had my XZ550 for about 5 years now. The other day I was messing with my XZ400 spares machine and took the ignition switch off which had been hanging loose. I tested it with the key and behold, a magic little spigot popped out the side. It had a steering lock.!

Back to the XZ550 and a close inspection. It too has a steering lock! Peering closely at the ignition switch I can just make out the remains of markings of the steering lock position for the key.  30 minutes of gentle persuasion plus some WD40, I am now the proud owner of a bike that can't be stolen by all those jealous Harley riders.....

Its a good feeling being the owner of a bike that keeps on giving.
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George R. Young

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Re: The stuff that surprises you.
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 06:38:56 AM »
You can get an owner's manual  here:
http://ridersofvision.net/rovforum/index.php?topic=12221.0

The steering lock feature is covered on page 6.


ProphetOfDoom

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Re: The stuff that surprises you.
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 09:49:44 PM »
On 16R an 11U models at least, if you lock and then do an additional click left then your parking lights will turn on and flatten your battery.

pinholenz

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Re: The stuff that surprises you.
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2017, 02:16:04 AM »
Ouch, thanks for the warning. That is a trap for unwary. More surprises.

I just checked my bike. I am happy to say that my park light is blown - and it certainly wont be replaced.
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