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    Unhappy Locked

    I have a 2009 RS Spyder. This morning when I went to go take a ride my handlebars were stuck in the locked position. I tried to juggle the bars an turn the key. I pulled to both side while turning the key. Any help would be awesome. Thanks

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    turn the handlebars all the way to one side (i cant remember if it is left or right) and then turn your key to unlock the bars.

    hope this helps

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    The handlebars have to be fully turned before they can be unlocked.
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    Default All of the above

    you need to be a bit forceful pushing it the dirction you locked the bars. So if bars in left turn push left firmly..if right then right. If this does not work the lock may be broken.but just to be sure...you are not pushing down on the key like opening the seat or frunk...??
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    Default Locked bars

    As others have said, push the bars all the way left or right depending which way they were locked. Hold the key loosely, don't push down, wiggle it around left/right, move the handlebars a little, try key again etc. and hopefully it will unlock sooner or later. It is a "feature" to keep anyone from stealing the bike. Mine is fussy whenever I get them locked too. Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by cybrj View Post
    Mine is fussy whenever I get them locked too. Good luck
    And this is exactly why I have never used that "feature" on any of my bikes.......since the S90 I had in 1966.
    My rides: '11 Spyder RTs, SM5. '11 Vulcan 900 Custom

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    i think i locked my bars once years ago when you had rings on the side and you had to put a lock through them. and that was the only time. i have insurance, so if they want it, take it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy Rider View Post
    And this is exactly why I have never used that "feature" on any of my bikes.......since the S90 I had in 1966.
    I had one of those in '66 also. Paid $415 for it, brand new! Times have changed.
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