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Offline cape

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Steering lock removal
« on: October 07, 2011, 15:05 »
The instructions in the doc are for BMW but they work on Laverda all the same. I had to remove the steering lock on my bike few years ago due to lack of keys and this document was a great help.
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Re: Steering lock removal
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2011, 20:07 »
Hmmm, not sure if I agree with all of it, especially the bit about NOT drilling through the keyhole as the pins will snap the drill - rubbish. I drilled through the pins no problem, slow and steady wins the race.
Here is a previous conversation on this subject:

http://www.laverdaforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=42593.0
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Re: Steering lock removal
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2011, 20:26 »
One must be gentle...
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Re: Steering lock removal
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2011, 22:37 »
Hi Cape I did the same as Simon straight through the centre be careful that your new lock isn't a bit longer than the original I had to trim about 3mm off mine.
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Re: Steering lock removal
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2019, 01:07 »
I came across this source of Neiman steering locks. It's for a Vespa but it's a Nieman lock and looks identical to that used by Laverda. At $24, it's the cheapest source of these locks I've seen.
https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/products/cylinder+locks+neiman+steering_31122200
Location: Tasmania, Approx 4253S 14723E

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Re: Steering lock removal
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2019, 04:57 »
This one looks more correct, but they do say there are 3 different lengths so not simply a matter of buying any old one.

https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/products/cylinder+locks+zadi+steering_16780000

Due to the different lengths that are required we have divided our cylinders locks into three different sizes. ?A? designates the complete length, ?B? the collar at the top, and ?C? the rear collar. A cylinder that is too long would stick out, a rear collar that is too small would not reach the steering column or the key bolt, with a front collar that is too wide, the cylinder will not fit in the steering column. We specify standard use, but recommend a comparison with the key cylinder. This is how to err on the side of caution! We also describe in detail how to take the measurement and how the cylinder can be removed if the key is lost.
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Re: Steering lock removal
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2019, 05:05 »
Thanks Grant. I didn't delve into the details, so I assumed it was a 'one size fits all' situation.
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