RCPHIL I did what you did and it didn't work
JES VFR, so the top triple will come off witht the steering locked? And I was quoted 250 for a lock set from honda...Have you worked on a RC's ignition? What are the two bolts that hold it in? Are they some special tool?
First off did the lock that you took to the shop work with the new key. Because it sounded like you were not sure that the shop cut the key by the code, instead cutting it by the seat lock. That is why we insist on getting the Ignition lock at our dealership to confirm the correct cut of the key.
Second, Yes I had to replace my locks on my RC right from the get go since they were all buggered by the thieves. I'm guessing that it was not the first time the lock had been out of the bike since the two allen bolts holding it in were only coated with blue loctite.