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    When you change the oil, put a drop or two on the seat latch. The latch stuck on mine once and it's not easy to get the seat off when the latch won't release...

  • #2
    Put your knee on the front of the seat, then twist the key, lift your knee, and it'll come off easier.




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    • #3
      Or just pop down on it while turning the key , remember " Don't push down on the key" !

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      • #4
        The seat latch operated by the ignition key and having to take the seat off to get to the "helmet lock" are not the best thought out "features" of this bike...
        2012 Road Star Silverado S

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        • #5
          Also check the mounting bolts for the seat latch, when they come loose it is difficult to get seat off. I ran a cable to my release and no longer pop with the key, much easier.

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          • D-Fresh
            D-Fresh commented
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            that's a cool idea, any pics of your setup?

          • daveto
            daveto commented
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            I will post a pic tomorrow, if I was doing it next time I would use a stainless steel fishing leeder. I used wire for mine, had it laying around.

        • #6
          I use a little spray lube, and shoot it inside the sleeve as well as lubing the latch. Slicker is better.

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          • #7
            The key release has never worked on mine, once I got the seat off, I unbolted the latch and drilled a hole so I could put a wire on for the seat release..

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            • #8
              I removed mine & tossed it.

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              • #9
                Pic of my extra seat cable. The stock cable from key is still in place. I had to remove my latch to hook this new cable to same release point on latch as the factory cable.

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                • daveto
                  daveto commented
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                  A fishing leeder would look better in my opinion, and function the same.

              • #10
                Thanks Dave for the pic and others for their comments too.
                2012 Road Star Silverado S

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