Commando Steering Lock

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Hi,

I've recently ordered a new steering lock for the centre of the yokes. However, upon receiving the lock it appears to be too short for the pin to lock the steering in place. Here is a picture of the gap:

Commando Steering Lock


My bike consists of a MK3 frame and the yokes which appear to be the original MK2A items. Is this causing the problem - i.e. are the MK2 and MK3 steering locks different in any way?

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Useless...

I hope you are putting the steering lock only for originality because they are so easy to break or pop out from below it's rather foolish to depend on them for security.

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Neil said:
My bike consists of a MK3 frame and the yokes which appear to be the original MK2A items. Is this causing the problem - i.e. are the MK2 and MK3 steering locks different in any way?

Yes, the Mk3 lock is a different type (Neiman) to all previous models, as it only fits into the underside of the (Mk3) yoke, and is then pinned in position so it can't be knocked out from below, the lock plate on the frame may be positoned at a different height as a result, as the Mk3 lock barrel protrudes well below the Mk3 yoke. The gap between the Mk3 yoke and Mk3 frame lock plate looks to be about the same as that shown in your photo.
 
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Yes i only want the steering lock for cosmetic reasons , if it works that will be a bonus.
If i change the lock to a mk3 lock which as you say bolts from underneath the yoke will it fit into a mk2a yoke which i think is on the bike ? is there any diff between mk2 or 3 yokes.

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I'm not sure if a Mk3 lock could easily be fitted to a Mk2 yoke, I wouldn't think so, but I don't have one of each to compare?
The Mk3 yoke has a retaining flange around the top of the lock hole that stops the lock from being knocked upwards.
 
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