Neck lock cylinder replacement

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fxe76
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Neck lock cylinder replacement

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Post by fxe76 » Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:16 pm

Saw a post on the board some time ago dealing with the replacement of the neck lock cylinder. Just finished rebuilding a 58 FLH basket case for which i have no key.
As I recall the post dealt with drilling out a pin that holds the lock cylinder in the neck, but I need more info on this procedure. Do not see any obvious pin near the lock and the service manual does not cover this. Any help will be appreciated.



Cotten
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Re: Neck lock cylinder replacement

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Post by Cotten » Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:03 am

Looking straight at the lock core, the nub of a twisted-off screw should be at about one o'clock, about 5/8" from the outside of the forging.
Use a long left-hand 1/8' drillbit (with the headstock removed of course. Be carefull not to drill into the lock core itself. Use another B1 key to twist and pull for feel on the core, until it comes free. T'aint easy.
Then send the core to Zach's for a key.
Pop the welch plug off of the front of the headstock forging, and pry through the core hole to push the plunger out for cleaning. reassemble without the spring.

Good luck.

suicideshovel65
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Re: Neck lock cylinder replacement

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Post by suicideshovel65 » Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:23 pm

are these neck locks available as a whole assembly? Looks like mine has been had at by a screwdriver...
thanks as always for the advice!

Cotten
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Re: Neck lock cylinder replacement

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Post by Cotten » Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:12 am

I didn't think much of V-TWIN's, so try http://www.competitiondist.com/index01.htm

fxe76
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Re: Neck lock cylinder replacement

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Post by fxe76 » Thu Apr 13, 2006 5:54 pm

entire lock set is available from JP Cycle. Part #37-9021 for only $86.99

DanM
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Re: Neck lock cylinder replacement

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Post by DanM » Fri Apr 14, 2006 2:24 pm

Terry Marsh is adsvertising NOS locks and keys on the George's site...

Cotten
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Re: Neck lock cylinder replacement

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Post by Cotten » Sat Apr 15, 2006 4:06 am

Hey FXE76!
Guess what!
That part number is exaclty the same as V-TWIN's.
J&P is just a middleman.
The part still is ugly.

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