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Removing seat without key..

Post  covcat on Sat Sep 01 2012, 14:55

Is it possible to remove the seat without the key?

I have lost the key and suspect ive put it under the seat.
Can i remove the seat without the key?

I have put a magnet on the battery tray to see if it would attract or rattle...but no luck.

Can you buy keys to fit the barrel from Yamaha?

thanks
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Post  0ldcat on Sat Sep 01 2012, 19:17

You're not the first to do this . . . . . . and yes you can open / unlock the seat without the key. There is a thread on this one somewhere, I just can't be a**ed to look for it at the mo Guinness Wink

I believe it is or has to do with a steel wire that operates the release mechanism when you turn the key. Find this wire with the deft use of a coat hanger and yer in . . . . . as far as memory serves.
Sorry can't be more help than that wink thumb up
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Post  weasley on Sat Sep 01 2012, 21:06

That's pretty much it. I actually had a look for that other thread but couldn't find it. The lock pulls on a short cable which unlatches the seat. You have to be able to pull on this cable. Last time we discussed this I suggested removing the seat lock and simply tugging it to pull the latch open. The lock is held on by two security Torx bolts.
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Re: Removing seat without key..

Post  covcat on Sun Sep 02 2012, 20:47

Awesome,
thanks lads

More than helpful enough.
I just hope the key is under there...
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Post  mrfrance on Sun Sep 02 2012, 22:48

I hope for your sake it's under there too! Shocked

Have you checked your back pocket Don\'t Know green smile

On second thoughts if they are under your seat... I smell a numpty point coming on?!?
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Post  YZFJohn on Mon Sep 03 2012, 17:31

More radical would be to drill a hole from under the wheel arch and pop the latch with a flat head screw driver and then fill the hole with mastik.

As I said, radical and last hope and you would have to have a good idea where the latch is located which I dont think would be to difficult to work out.

Good luck.
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Post  stretchie_ on Mon Sep 03 2012, 17:55

I once had to pull the back of the seat up and get a neighbour with small hands to get in there and fish around for the keys.

I blamed Topdec....
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Post  Panzerbuilder on Mon Sep 03 2012, 19:47

Sounds simple but did you get two keys with the bike? If so can you find the spare one?
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Re: Removing seat without key..

Post  covcat on Sat Sep 22 2012, 12:51

I unscrewed the lock barrel from the bracket and just pulled it.

The Key isnt under there :(

Ive never had a spare and should have got one cut....but isnt hind sight a cruel mistress!
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Post  mechy69 on Sun Sep 23 2012, 09:45

when stuck when my key broke i just removed the plastic side panel, and simply used the allen key to pull the wire ,,,
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