I'm currently trying to unlock my bike that has been sitting on my porch for a while, the key works and turns, and I can hear the lock engaging/disengaging, however I cannot get the shackle to come out. I think their might be dust/sand stuck in the mechanism however I'm not sure how to get it off now to check.
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Get some "Creep" or other penetrating oil (ask at Home Depot or Lowes and they'll point you right to it). This is similar to WD-40 but it foams a bit and seeps in everywhere. Apply liberally both at both ends where the U plugs into the bar as well as where the key fits in (key may turn without the tumblers moving completely).
This will likely loosen things up...a bit of patience and a bit of trying to move the parts around will usually work wonders.
If this fails, apply some more "creep" and use a persuader (hammer, etc).
If that fails, you're going to need a hacksaw and a couple of blades.
Good luck! Note: This is karma's way of telling you that your bike likes to live indoors when it's not being ridden :-)