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Offline 02Conni

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Latching Seat
« on: September 23, 2010, 10:40:00 am »
Hello....I am having a problem with my 2002 Kawasaki Concours. I removed the seat the other day and when I went to put it back on, it wouldn't latch. I am still having trouble with this.    Can you make a suggestion on how I can get it to latch again?    thanks  
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2010, 10:51:00 am »
First, insure that the latches at the back are open (their U-shaped and the U should be up) by operating the key to "open" the latch.    Next, insure that the loops on the seat base are mating with the latches. Push down firmly.      
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2010, 12:03:00 pm »
In addition to that Ranger Jim says, make sure the seat is aligned/centered side to side. I found sometimes I have a hard time getting it to latch. Took me a while to figure out that I had the seat pushed too far to the right side. When I make sure its centered it latches.  
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2010, 01:45:00 pm »
It is just possible to see the loop catching the latch if you look up and back under the seat while you latch it down.  I bet the problem though is the latch tripped and relocked itself on the first try.  Just use your key to re open it and try and be sure the seat is centered and far enough forward to let the loops mate correct.  Photos[/url]
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2010, 07:21:00 pm »
I also sometimes have a problem if I push the seat too far forward when trying to latch it. The point made about eye-balling the catch as you engage it is also good.     Eddie  
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