Okay, I disabled the locking mechanism today. It required taking off more tupperware than I had hoped for. If I knew what it looked like and exactly what had to be taken off, I could have done it without removing as much stuff. But I wanted to have full access to it so I knew what to do and that little pieces would not suddenly launch every which way.
It basically has two components. A solenoid that moves a piston up or down as the ignition is turned on or off, and a pivoting mechanism that the solenoid actuates to stop the push button from moving down when there is no power. Because they are separate components both held down by the same two screws, I just removed the pivoting mechanism and screwed the solenoid back into its original place.
I even left the wires hooked up. I assume they don't need to be, but my last four bikes have all been can-bus bikes and would have thrown an error code, so my brain was wired to leave it wired. At some point I'll probably unplug the connector and seal it off. There is power to the connector whenever the key is on, so I didn't want it just dangling free in the elements either.
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