I'm Stranded with a Jammed Ignition
I never had ignition problems until today. It is 19 degrees out right now with a windchill of 3.
Started my 2006 in the garage this morning and everything went fine.
When I arrived at my destination I could not get the key out. It just would not go. I would have just driven home, but I had already locked my helmet on the helmet locker. It is impossible to drive when it is that cold with no helmet on. Eventually I got the key out with a really strong tug.
Now my key goes in, but will not turn. I even bent the outside of my key a little bit trying to get the key to turn. No dice. I feel fairly confident, that given the location of the bend, it will not affect operation.
So here is my situation: Windchill of 3 degrees right now. I am at work, 10 minute walk from my bike (one direction). 40 minute walk to auto parts store/Lowes (one way). Hour and 10 minute walk from home (one way). Also left my dog inside today because it is friggin freezing. I would like to minimize walking.
Worth noting: I have graphite powder lubricant. I will try that, however given how cold it is, I would like a backup plan.
Any ideas on alternates? How hard is hotwiring? I have almost no tools with me.
Beyond that my last ditch is to walk home and beg people to trailer me. Not sure I know anyone nearby with a trailer at the moment. Would like to avoid this if at all possible.
2006 Red KLR 650
1)Doohickey Planned and purchased 2)Aftermarket Grips 3)Grip Heaters 4)Happy Trails Hard Luggage Rack 5)20 mm ammo cases planned soon 6)Aftermarket Exhaust 7)Thermobob 8)Happy Trails Fork Brace 9)Stainless Steel Oil Filter 10)Magnetic Drain Plug
See profile visitors post for details and planned mods.