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TOPIC: Seat Latch Tool.
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Re:Seat Latch Tool. 9 Years ago  
Yes and soon as I get a chance I'll post a link to a video that shows how to do it with seat off so people stuck with no Aux bike can watch and get the idea what goes on under there. May take a few days.
 
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Re:Seat Latch Tool. 9 Years ago  
I drilled a small hole in the release bracket and have attached a release cable (stainless steel trace wire) permanent. The cable hangs down below with a loop and can easily located.

Thanks again for the idea..MS1700
 
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Re:Seat Latch Tool. 9 Years ago  
Whoooo I can use my fishing gear to do this. Hide the wire so ya can't get to it unless you take the covers off, Security and reliability too. I like that Idea! MC
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I drilled a small hole in the release bracket and have attached a release cable (stainless steel trace wire) permanent. The cable hangs down below with a loop and can easily located.

Thanks again for the idea..MS1700
 
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Re:Seat Latch Tool. 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
OK Bump, someone else had this problem and I added text, pictures and a Video. I can't do much more. Keep your seat latch lubricated. And if you get into this area, install the backup release cable as mentioned and put the business end under the side cover for easy access. But if you get caught with your pants down, this tool is your easiest way out. I highly suggest an old CB antenna as it is very stiff and springy - perfect for the job. They are SS.
Good luck.
 
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Re:Seat Latch Tool. 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
I have Mustang seats and the "tongue" that latches the front of the rider seat is different from stock. Anyway... It's always been hard to unlatch unless I push down on the front of the seat directly above the latch.

I just push down on the front tip of the seat with my right fist and turn the key with my left hand. The key unlatches the seat with no resistance this way.
 
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Re:Seat Latch Tool. 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
Great fix. I think I will install one just in case. Got the cable and stuff from H. Depot waiting for the time to do it. I had the opposite problem on my '07 though right after I bought it. My seat would not latch down. Turned out the latch mech was cracked. Dealer said he had never seen this before and replaced it while I waited for free.
 
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Re:Seat Latch Tool. 8 Years ago  
Having been a Locksmith for 18 yrs, I've made many lockout tools. Good job on this one. Most lockout tools are very stiff so a ordinary metal coat hanger usually will not due. I've used 1/8" non-flux coated welding rod to make many of my tools. They make your hands dirty but they work well and only break if your bend them too tight.
An auxillary release is a great idea and very simple. You can get a replacement lawn mower throttle cable and braket for under $10. AS USUAL, another mod on my "to-do" list.
BTW, I invented a tool to open the Mercedes S class vehicles without damage in 1994. Up to that time, locksmiths around the world had damaged about 12 cars totalling dealer repairs of over $30,000.00 to their insurance claims . Dumbass me didn't patent the tool!
 
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Re:Seat Latch Tool. 8 Years ago  
MS1700, Good job! Thank you.

bill
 
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Re:Seat Latch Tool. 5 Years, 8 Months ago  
Priceless.Much appreciated. Thank you
 
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Re:Seat Latch Tool. 5 Years, 8 Months ago  
I use a piece of wire that is twisted to give me something to hold onto and is fastened from the left side and stays in place at all times...seems to work..but this is a nice tool....lol
 
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