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    Passenger seat doesn't want to open

    I'm having trouble getting the passenger seat to open.

    It seems that one side is unlatching but not the other.

    Right now I have the rack on vs the seat, but I've had trouble with the seat too. Not as bad as I'm having right now... luckily I have a gashole.

    Any suggestions on what to look at?
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    I always had to push down on the front of the passenger seat then release the lock and lift up while holding the key

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    some guy on youtube filed or ground down something on or by the offending seat post. or added a washer or something. I can't recall try searching youtube.

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    I've tried pushing down and sometimes it does the trick but far from always
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    Quote Originally Posted by Junkie View Post
    I've tried pushing down and sometimes it does the trick but far from always
    With that being the only way to accesses your gas tank I'd make it a priority to fix.

    Have you checked the cable attachments and routing?

    I know that if you route it wrong near the faux tank (such as when changing the air filter, the cable can get bent or pinched and work but not properly.

    I don't know what to call it but the little black plastic piece held on by a Philips screw is the part I'm thinking of as the likely culprit, of course I could be wrong but that's where I would start

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    Given that I have a rack with a gashole, it isn't the only way to access my tank... but I'd like to be able to run the passenger seat too.

    When I've gotten it open in the past and poked around, both of the latches move freely and open far enough. I'm thinking that for some reason, one of them (I think generally the right, although I might be remembering wrong) is opening more instead of both opening the same.

    I'll have to pull off the covers and make sure it isn't bent or pinched, but I don't think it is. I did remove them before for air filter and powerlet, but it's been intermittent since before that.
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    I would like to chime in that I also suffer from this condition. My solution thus far has been to always fully turn the key when latching and unlatching the rear seat. If there is a permanent fix Id be excited to hear about it as well.

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    if its a matter of the cable not pulling enough on the catch mech, you can grind alittle away on the catch mechanism
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    I have had mine get sticky. I lubed the both latches and the cable. Good as new. Good luck

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    I know someone who couldn't get the frunk open because the key latch mechanism has a plastic stub in it that was wearing down and not pulling the latch wire enough. Maybe the problem is up there and not back by the seat.

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