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Dualsport Crazy 05-16-2013 11:41 AM

Seat Lock - Assistance required
Hi Folks,

I have a 2010 990R Adv & having issues with the seat lock. Yesterday after a long time decided to check the toolkit to make sure I had all the tools before I headed out on a long weekend trip.

Unfortunately I was unable to open the lock. The key was'nt going in all the way. I tried using penetrating oil, but had no luck. I'm gonna try again this evening & see if I could get lucky.

If you have any ideas or suggestions please let me know.


ABuck99 05-16-2013 02:17 PM

try turning the key over-

pfdskipper 05-16-2013 02:25 PM

Make sure nothing under the seat is pushing upward and into the seat pan. Upward pressure creates a very stiff key turn. Try pushing down on the seat while turning the key.

(Disclaimer, this works on my SE that has a keyed seat latch, YMMV)

soupbone 05-16-2013 04:16 PM

I had same prob. Did not get manual from PO.turn key one way locks glove box. Turn other unlocks seat.dang near ripped bike apart to figure this out.then put wolfmans on witth the buckle under the seat and wedged the lock. Try sitting on the seat and bouncing on it while turning key. Gently. Keys are 100 $ each and 4-6weeks out. Good luck

yawningfungus 05-17-2013 01:18 AM

I had the exact same problem 2 weeks ago on my 2009 990R. My mechanic pal squirted in some graphite spray and put the key in and tapped it with a rubber mallet and eventually it cleared up and worked fine.

Dualsport Crazy 05-21-2013 01:08 PM

Thank you everybody for all the input.....Managed to go for my long weekend ride without having to open up my seat.

This week I will try my luck at opening the seat with all your suggestions & keep your'll posted.


RiderVic 05-21-2013 01:56 PM

Is it an aftermarket seat? I bought a used Corbin seat for mine and I'm still in the process of shimming the rear pin to the proper dimension so the key will turn easily; the amount that this pin go into the "locking" hole on the bike seems to be a critical factor in getting the key to turn easily.

Dualsport Crazy 05-22-2013 08:56 AM

Tried last evening still no luck. Gonna try something different this evening & see if it works. Keeping my fingers crossed. Will keep you folks posted on the out come.

Hey RiderVic.....Its the original seat with the orange dart.

Dualsport Crazy 05-23-2013 05:31 PM

Finally got the job done....
Folks I finally managed to get the seat lock opened after so many days :clap
A big big thank you to "yawningfungus". The graphite spray & a rubber mallet did the job.

What a relief :freaky

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