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Ignition barrel extraction

PaisaMed

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My ktm990 had a screw jammed into the ignition barrel by a would be thief. I have carefully removed the screw and, of course, my key wont go all the way in probably because some of the tumblers are euchered. I need to get the barrel out of the bike. Anyone talked this? Remove the triple tree and drill out the security screws? Thanks for any tips.
 

TK4

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My ktm990 had a screw jammed into the ignition barrel by a would be thief. I have carefully removed the screw and, of course, my key wont go all the way in probably because some of the tumblers are euchered. I need to get the barrel out of the bike. Anyone talked this? Remove the triple tree and drill out the security screws? Thanks for any tips.
It looks like (from the parts list) that the switch is held on to the upper triple clamp by two 4X12 flathead screws. Maybe no drilling required ?
Replacement switch part # 60011066000
KTM.SparePartsFinderFrontend
 

Trials

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The normal setup, was to locate ordinary screws to hold the lock in a place that was hard to access, when the steering was full turned and locked. Never seen one on there with special anything screws. ymmv.
... is a total crap setup anyway, the separate steering locks are marginally better if only because they have 2 things to deal with.

Is a shame the thing did not blow up and burn the thieving !@#$%s hand.
 

Mad Mike

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Should be 2 cheese-head Phillips screws that gets unscrewed from below. I've never seen a bike that asks for the triple to be removed, you might want a long flex shaft and a small impact gun. I doubt you can repair the assembly.
 

PaisaMed

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Update: I would prefer not to remove the top triple but so far I popped out the headlight/instrument cluster and still can't see these ignition barrel bolts. So, off comes the triple and because the steering is locked, I can't access the left fork bolts so the off comes the tank and I can't get the right side tank bolt off because it's covered by a piece of bodywork which I can get off because the previous owner had a GoPro mount mounted with adhesive that covered the front right side bodywork bolt. And, did I mention that the bike is at least a hundred feet from the nearest power outlet. I now need a hairdryer and a long extension cord and a stiff drink! Fack, I need a garage badly!
 

PaisaMed

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I'd like to get the barrel out and remove all the internals and then reassemble it. No one will know that a key is not needed to turn the ignition on. And that way I can keep the same key for the gas cap and the seat release. Will this idea work?
 

PaisaMed

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Hey everyone, I'm still working on this matter. Regarding the gas tank and it's removal, there are hex heads, Torx heads and 2 big Phillips heads. Couldn't be consistent now, could you Ferdinand Von Austria! Anyway, I will continue another night. On a happier note, I did manage to remove the GoPro mount using an exact knife. Who puts a mount over a bolt hole?
 

GVH

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Is this what it looks like. I usually use the edge of a flat screw driver and a hammer on cars. Bikes seem to have locktite most of the time.

 
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PaisaMed

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Thanks for those pics! That's my plan...either drill out the screws or make them flat head screwsriver removable. Because my steering is locked, I'm concerned how the steering lock bolt will be liberated. I'll know more tonight when I get the triple off.
 

GVH

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That is the bottom of the ignition. You could turn it with a screwdriver to start the bike. Doeseffect the tumblers or steeringlock

you may have to remove forks to slide the steeringlock out. If your lucky it might be a bolt on bracket like the Grom was.

maybe try to wiggle the key in. To unlock
 

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