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Hello everyone!

I had an accident today where a lady in her car cut me off and made an emergency brake.
I'm fine, but the bike took a pretty big hit. Nothing too bad fortunately but the steering lock doesn't work anymore, and living where I live it's pretty dangerous to leave a bike unlocked even in your own building garage. The key simply refuses to turn all the way to the locking position.

Any thoughts about it could be? I like doing stuff with my own hands before heading to a mechanic or to the Ducati dealer.

Thank you lots !
 

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Something is out of line. Since the lock obviously wasn't engaged when the accident happened then it's bolt is unlikely to be bent so the problem must lie with the fork alignment. Is the front wheel dead ahead when the bars are straight? Slacken off the wheel spindle clamps and the pinch bolts on the bottom yoke. Then put the front wheel against wall and bounce the forks up and down a few times. This should help to bring the forks into alignment. Re-tighten the clamps and pinch bolts and check the steering lock again. If no improvement I suggest you take it to your dealer to have it checked.
 

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Something is out of line. Since the lock obviously wasn't engaged when the accident happened then it's bolt is unlikely to be bent so the problem must lie with the fork alignment. Is the front wheel dead ahead when the bars are straight? Slacken off the wheel spindle clamps and the pinch bolts on the bottom yoke. Then put the front wheel against wall and bounce the forks up and down a few times. This should help to bring the forks into alignment. Re-tighten the clamps and pinch bolts and check the steering lock again. If no improvement I suggest you take it to your dealer to have it checked.
I went to a shop and asked them to take a look. The guy there just lifted it up, took a quick look, and started hitting on some stuff between the forks with a hammer... And now everything is just fine and rides very well. He did that for free, haven't even asked for payement lol
 

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Well something was definitely out of alignment :D
Not the approach I would have taken, I hope he used a soft faced hammer.
 

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Sounds like the triple clamps twisted. It's common on a low side. The correct repair is to loosen the fork legs and the upper triple clamp. Drop the fork legs out. Then reallign the clamps and reinstall the fork legs. Hope this helps.
 

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This has just happened to my 2018 Scrambler that has not had any accidents. I'm going to try graphite lube, as suggested by a friend. If that doesn't work, is there a next step I should take in between spray lube and disassembling the forks?
 
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