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    Senior Member Passenger seat doesn't want to open
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    I just went and played around with it for a few minutes. The right (throttle/brake control) side will unlatch easily as long as I'm not pulling up. The left side doesn't want to come up period.

    If I pull up on the right side, the key doesn't want to turn in there at all... so I'm thinking that something on the left side is jammed up.

    Any suggestions on what it might be? As I said before, it used to be an intermittent problem, but it's gotten worse.
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    does your rack have those spring loaded post? if so ide try adjusting that first(easiest)

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    No, it doesn't.

    I had the same problem some with the seat so I doubt it's the rack, but I guess it's possible.
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    id start with dropping some oil on that release mech. if that doesnt work , that mech unbolts for a closer inspection. both your rack and seat could be warped just alittle causing the slight alignment issue. have you removed the riders seat and tested all this? your seat could be causing the problem.

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    Senior Member Passenger seat doesn't want to open
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    well, I found something that at least contributes



    no clue if it's the only problem. I also noticed that the wear pattern on the rack was farther forward than it should have been.

    I also found that, even with the seat open, the left side latch doesn't seem to move when I turn the key. I only got it open by using a screwdriver.
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    i usually learn things just by observing , there is a reason that left latch doesnt operate, just find out why. jeez whiz was that piece broken by the rack perhaps. who knows. keep other posted. clean and spritz some oil on anything that moves in there, could just be serious junk buildup. also if you have been having to muscle that key, the cable could have stretched, there are ways to deal with that.
    Last edited by kalifornia; 14th September 2019 at 20:43.

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    Where does that broken bracket go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1wiseguy2 View Post
    Where does that broken bracket go?

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    I believe it is what the pillion seat bolts to.

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    correct, it's what the seat bolts to
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    Senior Member Passenger seat doesn't want to open
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    has anyone else had that break?

    trying to figure out if I should just buy new OEM or if I ought to reinforce it
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