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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-26-2009, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Seat unit won't open

Has anyone experienced this before? My seat unit won't open. The key turns and pulls the cable but not opening. Tried reaching in and pulling the cable manually but still no luck. No dealers near where I am currently working. Anyone have any ideas or similar experience? Advice? Thanks.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-26-2009, 02:23 PM
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pull the cable en the main time you puch on the back seat
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-26-2009, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by indy500 View Post
pull the cable en the main time you puch on the back seat

Push down on the tail section above the latch as your turning the key.

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-26-2009, 03:03 PM
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get a long thin screwdriver and from opposite end of bike to lock just thread the driver between the frame tubes and drag down the cable and it should come undone!!
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-26-2009, 08:36 PM
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I had this happen to me. Turned out my hinge was broken due to it being made of plastic. The part cost is about 50bucks to replace and maybe 15-20 mins of work start to finish. Like devilboy said I had to use a long screw driver to push the latch body by hand to open the tail, once it was opened I was able to see the pivit point on the latch was broken.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-26-2009, 09:09 PM
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Happened to me all the time on my F41000 - pull down on wire connecting cable under the seat near the key did it for me, sometimes I pushed through the rear opening with a long screwdriver but pushing down on the rear of the seat helps a lot... goodluck!

My new 312R is much easier to open!

Once you get it open spray with WD40!

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-27-2009, 09:56 AM
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mine did same thing and the plastic latch just as uncle steve said was broken ! I will have to look at my bike when I get home but I remember I somehow got a socket up under tail section undercover and disassembled it to get it apart as pulling on it in everyway would not open it


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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-18-2009, 06:09 PM
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This is happening to me now. The lock part is slightly lose, so the wire is slack. When I put the key and turn, it becomes taut, but does not really pull on the wire. This is frustrating as I'd like to install a PC3 and a fuse block. Putting me behind schedule...
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-19-2009, 10:27 AM
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The lock barrel retaining nut will back off on its own due to vibration. The lock barrel will not, then, allow sfficient force to unlatch the seat. A friend's hands would help here...reach in by the lock barrel, hook the latch cable with your index finger, pull the cable towars you while simultaneously (and gently) pushing down on the rear cowl just above the latch point. You should be able to unlatch the seat cowl in this manner. Use some patience and should be able to feel the movement oft the cable and the moment of latch release. When it's open, tighten up the retainig nut for the latch lock barrel.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-20-2009, 11:40 PM
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Same issue. After adjusting everything 10x and still having the seat not open, I put a small ziptie on the cable under the seat by the lock. Just a small loop big enough for two fingers. Turn the lock, pull the ziptie and bingo. works every time. Yes, kind of ghetto, but you can't see the ziptie unless you look under the seat.

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