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Flimsy seat lock

Any of you guys having problems with the seat lock? I find it extremely hard to get the catch to grip the hoop and secure the seat. I've had several bikes and never experienced anything like this. Sometimes, when riding without a backpack, I like to stow away my disk lock under the seat but the way the locking mechanism works on the SS I hesitate to do that.
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Any of you guys having problems with the seat lock? I find it extremely hard to get the catch to grip the hoop and secure the seat. I've had several bikes and never experienced anything like this. Sometimes, when riding without a backpack, I like to stow away my disk lock under the seat but the way the locking mechanism works on the SS I hesitate to do that.
I had issues with my Hyper for a while, too, then I got used to it. Give it a little time and your skill will improve...and the latching mechanism will loosen up a little.

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You have to push where your ball sack would sit, if you're the pillion of course. Press the hump. That's the only spot that works effectively for me.
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Yes, it's tricky to latch...and doesn't "click".

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Any of you guys having problems with the seat lock? I find it extremely hard to get the catch to grip the hoop and secure the seat. I've had several bikes and never experienced anything like this. Sometimes, when riding without a backpack, I like to stow away my disk lock under the seat but the way the locking mechanism works on the SS I hesitate to do that.
I explained same problem to my dealer at 1st svce , like you i put my disk lock .

finally he show me how to do ; you have to push just a little in the center, not at the end of seat like i did on my previous vfr 800. Now , the seat is closed correctly, be careful in front of seat you have 2 notches on tank.
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Yes mine is difficult to close, I have to give it quite a smack to get it to close. Worried I might damage cover.
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To easily close, leave the key inserted in the lock
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To easily close, leave the key inserted in the lock
Hmmm, will give it a try. Tx

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Took me ages to figure this out too. A firm downward push on the back of the front seats sorts it - just in front of the rear seat cowl. And as others have said, it doesn't click when it's done.
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Took me ages to figure this out too. A firm downward push on the back of the front seats sorts it - just in front of the rear seat cowl. And as others have said, it doesn't click when it's done.
Tried all different ways until I found a one that never fails to work for me. Pushing down with the heel of my hand on the tallest part of the cowl (about 5 cm/1 inch from the front end of the seat cowl) with my fingers resting on the rear part of the driver's seat area. Works all the time but is weird how you don't get any sensory feedback when the latch locks the hoop.
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