If someone attempts to steal your bike or scooter, chances are the ignition switch is going to be damaged beyond repair. The last thing you’ll want is a big bill for a replacement OE ignition switch. And don’t forget that, unless you want to be carrying a lot of keys, you’ll be best off buying the fuel cap and seat lock (on models that have them) in a kit so they’ll share the same key.
Wear and tear can also get the best of your equipment – fuel caps can be easily damaged by the keys themselves, and while it is difficult to snap a key in the lock, it does happen (at the worst of times). If you’re trying to restore an old bike, you may find the locks have been victims of age and moisture and aren’t functioning as they should.
Wemoto stock both lone ignition switches, and full lockset, for a variety of models and years. Much of our stock is from Spanish company Vicma, who have been the original equipment suppliers for Yamaha, Ducati and other manufacturers. This OE-standard quality is now available for the aftermarket at a fraction of the OE price.
Take for example an ignition switch for an Honda CB500. OE will set you back £167.48. From Wemoto, a Vicma high quality ignition switch is £39.56. This is a full replacement, so there’s no faffing about, pulling the old switch apart trying to replace just the key cylinder.
If you’ve damaged the fuel cap on your Honda CB125, a replacement OE would cost £46.55. From Wemoto, £15.83.
For a full set including seat lock, take a look at the Aprilia RS 50. OE: £120.32. Wemoto: £48.00.
*Prices correct at time of publishing, 14-06-11
Vicma full locksets are available for the following models:
Aprilia Area 51 50, Gulliver 50, Habana 50, MX 50, Rally 50, RS 50, RX 50, Scarabeo 50, Sonic 50, SR 50, Tuono 50, Atlantic 125, Leonardo 125, RS 125, Scarabeo 125, Sport City 125, Tuono 125 Leonardo 150, Scarabeo 150, Sport City 200 Atlantic 200, Scarabeo 200, Leonardo 250, Sport City 250, Atlantic Sprint 400, Atlantic Sprint 500, RTV 1000 Caponord/Raid, RSV 1000 Mille, RSV 1000 Tuono.
Honda PK 50 Wallaroo, SFX 50, SH 50 Scoopy, X8R-S Super Sport/Cross Sport, SH 75 Scoopy, SCV 100 Lead, SH 100 Scoopy, FES 125 Pantheon, NES 125, PS 125, SES 125 Dylan, SH 125 Scoopy, FES 150 Pantheon, NES 150, CBF 250, CBX 250 Twister.
Piaggio Fly 50, Free 50, Liberty 50, NRG 50, Quartz 50, Sfera 50, Typhoon 50, Velofax 50, Vespa ET2 50, Vespa ET4 50, Vespa LX50, Zip 50, SKR City 80, Hexagon 125, Liberty 125, Sfera 125, Skipper 125, Typhoon 125, Vespa 125, Vespa ET4 125, Vespa LX 125, Zip 125, Hexagon 150, Skipper 150, Vespa PX 150, Hexagon 180.
Individual ignition switches and fuel caps are available for many more.
July 2011 Update: The Vicma UK website is now available for more information and pictures of many more Vicma products.