Protect your vehicle against theft. Failure to lock the motorcycle after parking could result in theft and/or equipment damage. (00151b)
See Figure 1. Sportster models have the fork lock located on the steering head just above the ignition/headlamp key switch. Using the fork lock immediately after parking your motorcycle will discourage unauthorized use or theft when parking your motorcycle.
Do not operate vehicle with forks locked. Locking the forks restricts the vehicle's turning ability, which could result in death or serious injury. (00035a)
To lock fork, see Figure 2.
  1. Turn fork to full left position.
  2. Insert ignition key into fork lock.
  3. Turn to right position (clockwise).
  4. Remove ignition key.
Figure 1. Fork Lock Location: Sportster Models
1Fork locked
2Fork unlocked
Figure 2. Fork Lock Positions: Sportster Models