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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-02-2017, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Keyless seat/seat cowl reinstall 2016 model

I was tired to have to turn off the engine every time i needed to put the rear seat/cowl back on.
So i modified the latch so i can push the seat back down without the ignition key.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-02-2017, 05:34 PM
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on the 2016 model you need to have the key in to push the seat back in? on the 2013 - 2015 models you can do it without the key, you only need the key to open it ...
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I don't get it.
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on the 2016 model you need to have the key in to push the seat back in? on the 2013 - 2015 models you can do it without the key, you only need the key to open it ...
I noticed, when I was working on my 2016 model, that you need to use the key to refit the seat.

I initially thought that was a bad idea, until I remembered a friend accidentally locking his keys as well as his disc lock under the seat of his bike...
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I noticed, when I was working on my 2016 model, that you need to use the key to refit the seat.

I initially thought that was a bad idea, until I remembered a friend accidentally locking his keys as well as his disc lock under the seat of his bike...
i understand the reasoning, just didn't know they have changed it as no one mentioned it sofar i think ... either way, now i know, maybe it would be possible to use the locking mechanism from the older models / newer models depending on what you want to do if they didn't change it too much ... (i have no idea if @Fred450 used the same approach or if he created something entirely custom)
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i understand the reasoning, just didn't know they have changed it as no one mentioned it sofar i think ... either way, now i know, maybe it would be possible to use the locking mechanism from the older models / newer models depending on what you want to do if they didn't change it too much ... (i have no idea if @Fred450 used the same approach or if he created something entirely custom)
All i did was to cut off the hook part on the latch, i know the colour of the metal make it look like a all new part but its only diffrent lighting, the sun was setting at the time.
They moved the keyhole location from the side to just behind your butt on the 2016.



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And yes i can lock my key under the seat the same way i can lock my car keys in my car really.Im not to worry about that.

But 90% of the time i unlock the seat start the bike and let it warm up a bit while i put on the rest of my gear on, then i grab my gloves witch i keep under the seat, trow my phone and walet in there push the seat back down and off i go.

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You don't need the key to reinstall the seat/cowl, it just makes it easier. I applied a little moly grease to the edge of the striker - no more resistance when slapping the seat back on.

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You don't need the key to reinstall the seat/cowl, it just makes it easier. I applied a little moly grease to the edge of the striker - no more resistance when slapping the seat back on.
What year is your bike?

Edit: Never mind just saw your signature.

Did you try with the key out of lock, cause it will push down no problem as long as the key is in the barrel and let the lock turn.

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I Have a 2016 model and my seat cowl does not close if the key is not inserted and turned.
I did try whiout the key, did not force too much because I was afraid to break something.

Initially I found this a good ideia, but thinking about the problem of forgeting the keys inside made me like the way it is....

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