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Old March 31st, 2013   #1
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Default Key has broken inside the lock - needs a locksmith

I have my bike Honda ST1100 2002 and my key has broken inside the lock and now half of the key remains inside the lock and now it is impossible to make it out so now i requires a locksmith who would fix this issue anyone is familiar with this issue kindly suggest me about it.
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Old April 1st, 2013   #2
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Is it broke inside the ignition switch, saddle bag or seat latch lock? Do you have spare keys? When mine broke, I was able to use a very small drill bit and drilled down inside the broken key. Then used two picks to fish it out. Good luck!

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Old April 1st, 2013   #3
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Default Re: Key has broken inside the lock - needs a locksmith

Examine the bolts holding the lock in place I believe they are tamper resistant ones. If you want to change the lock Harbour Freight sells the bits to remove them. Assuming its the linition lock the key is in.

Thats another option.

I imagine locksmiths do this for a living so that might be the easiest route especially if you have spare keys.
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Default Re: Key has broken inside the lock - needs a locksmith

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I have my bike Honda ST1100 2002 and my key has broken inside the lock and now half of the key remains inside the lock and now it is impossible to make it out so now i requires a locksmith who would fix this issue anyone is familiar with this issue kindly suggest me about it.
I know a good locksmith which can help you http://www.toplocksmithvancouver.ca/
Best wishes
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Old April 3rd, 2013   #5
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Default Re: Key has broken inside the lock - needs a locksmith

When I lived in the cold north,breaking keys in a frozen lock was common.. A trick I used (but did not envent, Pop Sci I think) was to use a broken coping saw blade. Get the smallest blade you can find and grasp it with two pliers and snap the end off. Snap the end so the cutters are facing out when you stick it in the lock. Just fish it in with the blades contacting the broken piece and pull it out.. Havn't done in in years, we don't have too many frozen locks down here in Hollyweird.
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http://www.doityourself.com/stry/remove-broken-key#b

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I got the broken end of my key out of the ignition lock using a very thin piece of wire. I bent a small hook on the end of it (really more of a 1-2mm "L" shape at the end. I threaded it into the lock beside the key and then rotated the hook under the end of the key and carefully pulled it upward. I couldn't get it all the way out, as the wire would pop off, but I was able to pull it up far enough to grip it with a small needle nose plier.
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