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post #1 of 13 Old 05-15-2019, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Rear seat lock

Seems to be possible to just unclip the seat without using the key
Just pull up at the back and it unclips
Can you check yours and see how secure it is? I have removed the lock mechanism and it seems fine, it’s a simple spring catch.
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post #2 of 13 Old 05-15-2019, 10:01 PM
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Interesting...I dont have passages so will eventually put storage over it. Was thinking of utilizing the latch to hold on whatever cover I make for it. Hope it holds it!

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mine is secure. plus, I ride only on the street so far and I don't want it to go missing.

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No issue with mine. Is something stopping it going down fully or blocking the cable? Front seat is the issue with mine. Unless I get it just right you can remove it with the rear seat in place.
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I can hear the catch click into place, but it can be unlatched just by pulling up on it.
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First gen. 200 and 390 secure and only to open with the key.
Doing a fair amount of off-road with the 200 and with a disk lock and PowerTRONIC sitting in the tools compartment (lose) wouldn't want the pillion seat come off.

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Check the catch is not being blocked from releasing by something inside. It should lock very securely into place. I once had to break into mine and had to destroy the seat to get past it.

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The latch seems to work fine, it’s odd, it covers half the hole when locked and moves aside when you turn the key.
The mechanism seems fine and the pin on the seat can be heard to engage.
But a gentle pull on the back of the seat will unlatch it!
I will post a video.
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Pillion seat lock

If I remember correctly, the catcher plate is adjustable.


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The latch seems to work fine, itís odd, it covers half the hole when locked and moves aside when you turn the key.
The mechanism seems fine and the pin on the seat can be heard to engage.
But a gentle pull on the back of the seat will unlatch it!
I will post a video.

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I will update this post, after fitting the rear seat in place, l found that hitting the seat with my fist above where the lock is, or pressing down firmly on it, will engage the lock mechanism properly.

It seems that it’s a bit tight, and wasn’t locking properly before.
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