Acknowledged, and understood. Special circumstances require special solutions. Good luck with the ignition replacement.drewfish said:Given that I am saving money for college, that the bike was $500 to begin with, and that I don't have insurance since it is not required in WA state, I am looking for an alternative route to getting it fixed properly. So if anyone can give me advice on hotwiring or other low-cost solutions, I would appreciate it. Send me a private message if you don't want to spread the word.