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Thanks! I'll try WD40. I do try flipping the key but it doesn't seem to work either. Even the sales guy at the dealer said he encountered the same problem with the 6Rs on the showroom floor. It usually takes me at least 5 tries before it does go in. Weird.
 

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The one side of where the key fits is concave, start by sliding the key to this side of the slot then pushing towards the slot and in. The cover on the slot only opens one way, and you gotta approach from the side. If you just try to stick it straight into the slot it won't give.

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All you do is gently slide the little key hole cover to the side with the tip of the key as you insert it. It will probably be difficult if you just try to stick the key straight in or at least it is on my bike.

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Originally posted by dj dunzie

The one side of where the key fits is concave, start by sliding the key to this side of the slot then pushing towards the slot and in. The cover on the slot only opens one way, and you gotta approach from the side. If you just try to stick it straight into the slot it won't give.
I agree! That’s what I do!

I have the same problem. My solution is to tilt the key about 45 degrees on its side, sliding just the tip so that it opens the slot, then straitening the key as I insert it.
 

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I was having a similar problem on my 02, the key would go in almost all the way, then stop.
After a few months of it just being a slight annoyance I had my spare key out for some reason, and wow, it went right in :)

turns out I had bent my key slightly. I put it on the workbench and tapped it with a mallet, now it's fine, hehe

-=Welcome To Canada=-

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1986 Gixxer 7/11
 

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i had trouble getting my key when i first got it, but then i noticed the guys at the dealership bent it, so that could be your problem
 

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i accidentaly bent my key when opening the fuel cap and it had a small bend to it. i did wacked it out with a good hammer. my spare wont go in unless i jiggle for it ....as long as it goes in i dont care how long it takes, beats replacing the ignition and locks:D

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Hm, I haven't tried sliding out that slot. Thanks!

BTW, CdnNinjaZX6R, the problem I'm having is a little different. At least you were able to get the key in half way. With me, the key won't go in at all. As if the slot was a wall or something.

P.S. I was originally considering adding a line to my post to say, "no viagra jokes, pls." So don't worry, speedvlaze, my sense of humor is just as bad as yours. [:eek:)]
 

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I often find it hard to insert the key in the ignition of my 03 6R --it just doesn't wanna go in. I have to try several times before it does go in. Anyone have a fix for this?
 

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Originally posted by speedvlaze

Just be thankful that you are not experiencing that problem in the bedroom.[:eek:)]

(Yes, I couldn't resist throwing that in!:D)
Yeah.. better start putting some hair around your keyholes incase it would fit easier [:eek:)]

(neither could I resist the temptation :D)

and back to the topic
The slider won't budge if you dont push it aside.

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Sliding the little door worked for me (didn't have to lube it).

BTW, on a tangentially related note, if anyone is getting a scott's dampener, it will be almost touching the key handle, making the key hard to turn. I had my key handle ground on the sides to narrow it a bit.
 

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You'll notice that the little 'door' to the ignition slides over instead of folding down. Because of this, you need to use the concave are and slide the key into the slot from the concave side. The only explanation we could come up with was that this may present something from falling into your ignition.... I no longer have that problem as I've grown use to sliding the key in instead of pushing it in.

Cheers [:p]
 
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