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Just picked up my used M750 from my local Ducati dealer, and I can't get the key to turn to the lock position, can anyone let me know what I'm doing wrong? I'm also trying to warm the bike up with the stand down and can't do that either....This is my first Monster...I looked through the manual, but I must be missing something...
 
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what year is your bike? did you turn the bars to the left before trying to lock it? there's a couple of ways to bypass the kickstand issue... some folks disable the switch... others have bought a bypass from http://www.evoluzione.net/
 

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The bike is a 2002...I did turn the bars all the way left, and pushed the key down to differnt places...just can't figure it out...thanks for the bypass link!
 

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As you turn the key from Off to Lock, you can see the lock pin start to poke out the front of the keyswitch assembly. You have to line up the slot in the triple clamp with the lock pin. It mayt require turning it back_slightly_to the right from the full left position.
 

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As just stated, if my bars are all the way to the left against the stop, it won't lock. I have to move the bars back about half an inch to get the pin to extend.

I find it interesting that the 1996 Monster could be locked with the front wheel pointing left or right, but in 1997 they changed it to only left.
 

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I'm not a big fan of the "left only" locking on my '02 S4. It just looks wrong to me.
It's probably less prone to roll off of the stand if bumped, I guess.
I'd like to have a choice, though.......
 

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Mine has to come back slightly to the right to line up the pin and the hole.
Nick, it's funny; I feel a motorcycle wheel turned to the right looks out of place and odd!! You know it just goes to show how things look different in the eyes of different people. That is why we all have opinions and our own minds. That's what makes the world go 'round!!!
 
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The bike is a 2002...I did turn the bars all the way left, and pushed the key down to differnt places...just can't figure it out...thanks for the bypass link!
as someone said the turn the bars to the left... not neccessarily all the way. there should be a clearance hole on the left inside of the upper triple for the lock bolt in the ignition assembly. you can look between the triple and lock to watch the bolt engage as you turn the key. on my s4 there's enough clearance at the recess for the center triple mount that the lock will engage with the bars straight, but that probably wasn't an intended lock point.
 

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Mine has to come back slightly to the right to line up the pin and the hole.
Nick, it's funny; I feel a motorcycle wheel turned to the right looks out of place and odd!! You know it just goes to show how things look different in the eyes of different people. That is why we all have opinions and our own minds. That's what makes the world go 'round!!!
Maybe It's just a guy thing.... ;D
 

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You might wiggle things around and make sure all is tight. On my old Duc, if the ignition starts to get loose it is difficult to lock.
 
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