steering lock locked!

I have a moped with a steering lock which is unlocked now, but I have no key for it.

I would like to remove this lock and replace it with a new one I have. Any suggestions on how to remove this lock? (maybe how to pick the lock?)

btw - it's a 79 mobylette

thanks!

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Re: steering lock locked!

Ron Brown /

I was given 2 Motobecane Model 7's, niether of them came with keys.

I was able to pick the lock with picks I borrowed from a friend.

This is a very tightly made lock so it is a little difficult to pick. Lube it first with WD40 or similar and remove the retaining clip. The lock turns counter clockwise to lock the forks. Once turned, ir will lift right out.

If you want to make a key, a Cole VR6 blank worked in mine.

Ron

Re: steering lock locked!

there is a wire holding the brass lock in place, take a screm driver, and pop it back. then stick something with a hook in to the lock so you have some leverage to pull it out. then just pop it out. as long as it is not locked all that is keeping it in there is that wire and corrosion.

Re: steering lock locked!

Ron Brown /

Dan,

There is a steel pin driven into the lock cylinder which fits into a slot in the housing. When you insert the key and turn it to the left you can either push it down to lock the forks, or pull it out if the clip is removed. The same steel pin keeps the lock in the down (locked) position when you turn the key to the right to remove it. Trying to remove the lock without first turning the cylinder/key all the way left will damage the lock.

If you have the same lock as I do and you can pull it out without first turning the key, you can also pull it out when the forks are locked.

Ron

Re: steering lock locked!

thanks guys!

Re: steering lock locked!

Rob Hoehn /

I have a 76 Batavus VA. I don't have a lock for mine either. I was just going to take it to a locksmith - I assume that would work too??

Re: steering lock locked!

Assuming your locksmith isn

Re: steering lock locked!

Ron Brown /

Dave,

Try to find someone with a set of picks. They usually come with some rudimentary instructions for picking locks. Then all you need is a chunk of spare time when your caffein (sp) level is low.

Assuming I make it, I could bring picks to the barbeque and give a demo, but I may or may not be successful, professionals do it much better.

Ron

Re: steering lock locked!

I have no idea where to even begin looking for picks. Would Meijer carry them? Should I check pawnshops?

daveb

It

Re: steering lock locked!

Chris Robertson /

For what it's worth, there's a pretty good intro to lockpicking here with some very good links at the end of the article:

<a href="http://www.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking.htm">How Lockpicking Works</a><br>

Chris.

Re: steering lock locked!

Ron Brown /

Dave,

Mail order tool catalogs and discount tool stores.

I hope to be at the barbeque.

Ron

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