steering lock/ key barrel
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MP3 500 sport
Joined: 08 Jul 2019
Posts: 3
Location: Co. Durham
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:27 am quote
Advice please.
On my 64 plate mp3 500 i have no steering lock. The ignition key will only come out when it is in the off position, there is another position marked lock but the key doesn't release from it.
any ideas would be handy.
Ta.
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2016 MP3/500 Sport ABS, 2009 MP3/250, 2012 GTS Super 300ie
Joined: 08 Jul 2011
Posts: 4227
Location: Marietta, GA
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:00 am quote
Did you turn your steering all the way to one side, then try lock position.
I have forgotten which way (maybe to the left?) I used it a few times, a long time ago.

Keith,
Marietta, GA
Hooked
Piaggio MP3 500
Joined: 21 Nov 2017
Posts: 211
Location: Austin, TX
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:27 am quote
On mine, it's all the way to the left. It also locks the parking brake so it can't be released.
Hooked
Joined: 27 Oct 2016
Posts: 232
Location: England
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:40 am quote
Pull you left handle bar towards you as you do the final turn of the key into lock position. It need to be at full steering lock to lock the steering lock.
Enthusiast
2009 MP3 400
Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 77
Location: Sayre, PA
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:51 pm quote
Hey cool! I didn't know it locked the parking brake also.
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2016 MP3/500 Sport ABS, 2009 MP3/250, 2012 GTS Super 300ie
Joined: 08 Jul 2011
Posts: 4227
Location: Marietta, GA
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:21 am quote
I rode to work this morning, and it is the left.
I learned something new about the parking break too.

Keith,
Marietta, GA
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MP3 500 sport
Joined: 08 Jul 2019
Posts: 3
Location: Co. Durham
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:45 am quote
thanks for the replies.
I will be trying to work it out in the morning.
I didn't know about the parking brake either.
Everyday's a school day.
Hooked
Piaggio MP3 500
Joined: 21 Nov 2017
Posts: 211
Location: Austin, TX
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:57 pm quote
I only found out about the parking brake when I replaced the cable. Holy cr*p is it ever hard to remove the inner leg shield!!!! Anyway, I saw a funny little cam hooked to a cable that went to the ignition key. Fiddling with it, it would hold the parking brake lever up when the key was set to the steering lock position- which makes sense- if you're parked and locked you don't want anyone to push the bike forward or back even if they're savvy enough to release the parking brake.
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