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Thread: frozen locks on 2012 RT

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    Ken ken e's Avatar
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    Jul 2006

    frozen locks on 2012 RT

    Winter in the mid Atlantic state of Virginia, it's frequently above freezing during the day and below freezing in the early morning when I have to go to work.
    Bike sits outside at work, then sits in an un-heated garage at night. With the rain then cold, have had ignition, gas, and saddle bag locks freeze up.
    When rain is forecasted (and I remember), I put a 2" ID mailing tube cap over the ignition when parked outside.
    Other morning, had a frozen ignition. With a syringe, injected isopropyl alcohol and worked it a few times. It freed up and rode to work.
    Any other tips or tricks to keep water out of the locks?
    Thanks in advance.
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    Ken E.
    2012 R1200RT
    '09 RT, '93 K75, '69 R60US and others long gone....

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    Registered User apexal's Avatar
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    Nov 2011
    Dover, NH
    Spray WD-40 into the locks once in a while. Use the supplied red tube to get the WD-40 into the locks.
    Dover, NH

    2017 BMW R1200GS Rallye
    1973 BMW R75/5

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