I'm re-posting this post as
a)it seems there is a problem replying to the original post I had, well, posted!
b) a good HUBB samaritan did send me a suggestion by email, and it works, so I wanted to share this with whomever may need this.
So here we go again:
I've returned from some sandy places - the sand there was so amazingly thin it even got into the ignition switch, which came to a complete grind the day I got home.
OK, it was the bike saying "Enough! I'm gonna stay here now for a while".
Well, it's been long enough now, and I've decided to fix this - But i can't! I've tried WD40 - bad idea said some friends, but too late.
So now I want to actually remove it, try to steam things off, shake it out ( I've tried to shake the bike, but was missing a bit of strenght to turn it upside down...); or just replace it. But I can't get the damn thing out!
Has anyone remove it before? How?
NB: the Haynes manual is silent about it - the Clymer talks about ignition switches, but not for this model.
Solution (thanks to Hans)
"Here you have to lever off the plastic ring around the switch. Use a thin blade and lift it carefully. The clips of this ring do break easily. After removing the outer ring you see a groove left and right of the switch. Press the two clips to the inside, while pressing the switch downwards."
Well, it works - and I can confirm that the clips do brake easily...
I've made some pictures if anyone is interested (Grant - let me know if you want them).
Oh, and for those interested in what happened next, once I managed to remove the ignition switch, I did shake and shake the ignition switch, played with the key in & out, and in & out,.. and now it works again. Hoping it does not jam again!