How do I get my key out of the ignition?

by Anonymous

I brought the scooter home for the first time (private sale) and went to lock the ignition after I had turned it off. Well, it 'stuck' there. I cannot get it to turn very much farther to the left, either by pushing or simply turning, to come out. Nor can I get it to turn all the way to the right in order to start it. I'm not sure what happened.

The previous owner stated that she never 'locked' the ignition - push in and turn to left - and doesn't know what happened.
I have tried any number of combinations of pushing and turning or not pushing and trying to remove the key. I have attempted to hold the break levers in while trying to remove it. I have tried to start it.

It is a 2007 Urban Tank 150 scooter with less than 300 miles on it. I don't know what happened. I owned the thing for all of 10 minutes. Please help.

Thank you!

Answer: Coincidentally, I almost had this happen the other day. Rushing to get inside when I got home because my fool dogs were barking like maniacs, I started to pull the key out before I had it fully turned to the off position. Dumb!

Luckily, I was able to jiggle and mess with it till it rotated to the correct position and then pushed in and out as it should have.

If that won't work for you, then you probably need to contact a locksmith. But before you do, would a little WD40 loosen things up? I don't know... just wondering...

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Sep 21, 2011
Fixed it!
by: Anonymous

Ah jeez, I finally realized that I hadn't pushed my handlebars far enough to the left.
It is totally fine now.
Thank you so much!

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