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I don't know how well these photos show my question. I just bought a used 09 Road King. It had a helmet lock bolted to the engine guard. But they didn't have a key. So I went to remove it today and it's got those "one-way" screws like on stalls in public restrooms. Can put them on but they're designed not to remove. Any ideas? Maybe a hacksaw perpendicular to the original slot?
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If your not trying to save it ,just drill it out. Start with a small bit and work your way up. A center punch will help you get started.
 

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I don't know how well these photos show my question. I just bought a used 09 Road King. It had a helmet lock bolted to the engine guard. But they didn't have a key. So I went to remove it today and it's got those "one-way" screws like on stalls in public restrooms. Can put them on but they're designed not to remove. Any ideas? Maybe a hacksaw perpendicular to the original slot?
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I've removed the MoCo helmet lock before. Use a four inch visegrip , grab just the top of the screwhead, turn one full turn and it'll be hand tight after that .

Stand the vicegrips up, not laying down. Grip with the nose only .
 

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And it's off. Vice grips did the trick.
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Duh. My wife laughed at me because this was so easy I said I'm a lover not a wrencher.

Now she's laughing even harder.


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Good skill to practice.
 

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I've removed the MoCo helmet lock before. Use a four inch visegrip , grab just the top of the screwhead, turn one full turn and it'll be hand tight after that .

Stand the vicegrips up, not laying down. Grip with the nose only .

Nice job on explaining the tip. Sometimes the simplest things are the hardest to describe in text without overdoing it.

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Theres lots of things I own that would get me arrested in California. :laugh


But pot's legal there, go figure. :loco
 

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Those will get you arrested here in California for procession of burglar tools.
AZ law says it's only illegal if you have them during the commission of a felony. I carried a home made set at my old job and my bosses all were certified officers.

sorry just can't help rub in how awesome AZ is!

I had a knock off helmet lock but I didn't tighten the screws much so when I took it off it just took a firm push on the screwdriver. +1 on vice grips though, they've gotten a lot of screws and bolts out for me! it's just easy to cause collateral damage.
 
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