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Steering Locks

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' started by Shoey, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. Just purchased a second hand Yamaha XV250 Virago and discovered that the key for the steering lock is missing. Just wanted some thoughts on whether I should look into getting a new steering lock installed or whether other security locks will be just as effective??

  2. Shoey. You in Hornsby?? Me too!!

    A disc lock is waaaaaaay more effective than the steering lock. I would have thought it was the same key as the ignition though... Have you tried that yet?

    You new to riding? I can take you on some easy local fangs if you want.
  3. Nah, the sterring lock is a different key... I have a 250 virago as well. Mind you I haven't used the steering lock yet. I went to the other night, but it was so blimming hard to get to I gave up...
  4. :shock: what a pain in the arse! why on earth would they design it that way? :roll:
  5. I dunno??? Maybe they changed it later on, mine is a 93 model, but yeah different key and the lock is under a little flap thats hard to access...
  6. I have a 94 model and Yamaha have advised that you cannot get a spare key as such, rather you need to replace the whole mechanism. Disc lock sounds the way to go.

  7. Pete

    Good to see your on a Cruiser. I only got my bike last week so haven't done much riding yet (I did tackle the gorge though - twice!!). Any good rides that a beginner can handle around Hornsby?