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Old 07-25-2013, 07:17 AM   #1
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HELP NEEDED: 1200 GS LC (2013), key stuck in seat-lock

My key is stuck in the seatlock since my gf changed saddle-height.
Seems like I cannot turn key back to mid-position in order to get it out.
Key is now in the front position (ie to remove front-seat), and the seat is locked in place. Cant get it off.

Can someone please get back with some advice and maybe even some pictures of how the locking-mechanism looks like underneath the seat.

I have only very simple tools present, but some pictures would be af great help.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:24 AM   #2
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My key is stuck in the seatlock since my GF changed saddle-height.
Seems like I cannot turn key back to mid-position in order to get it out.
Key is now in the front position (ie to remove front-seat).

Can someone please get back with some advice and maybe even some pictures of how the locking-mechanism looks like underneath the seat.

I have only very simple tools present, but some pictures would be af great help.

Thanks in advance!
I have an earlier GS so no pics but does seat seem properly positioned ?
You can try pressing down hard on seat over the latch area if she raised seat or lifting up if she lowered it. Maybe try shifting / banging the seat fwd/aft & side to side if seat is not in proper position. Good luck.



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Old 07-25-2013, 07:29 AM   #3
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I have an earlier GS so no pics but does seat seem properly positioned ?
You can try pressing down hard on seat over the latch area if she raised seat or lifting up if she lowered it. Maybe try shifting / banging the seat fwd/aft & side to side if seat is not in proper position. Good luck.

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I have tried all that. The lockingmechanism looks a bit different compared to the older GS'es and the way you raise/lower seat is also different.

On the rear end of the seat there is a small bar that you flick forward/backwards depending on what height you want. I suspect this bar is not in the end position and hence it is somehow interfering with the lockingmecanism, but since I cant see it.... I dunno.

There must be a way to get a wire or something in there and pull things to the correct position.

Edit: Also, the I apply some force to turn key backwards there s a slight movement of the saddles rear end upwards, indicating that there is something that shouldnt be there...
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:46 AM   #4
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Call BMW assistance. That's what they are for.

If you break it it will be your problem.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:00 AM   #5
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Call BMW assistance. That's what they are for.

If you break it it will be your problem.
Well, right now it IS broken, and its already my problem
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:05 AM   #6
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Well, right now it IS broken, and its already my problem
You don't mention if the back seat is in place or not. If its out or if you can get it out, there should be an access to the front seat latch and if you plull this towards the back of the bike you will likelly be able to remove it.

Good luck !

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Old 07-25-2013, 08:06 AM   #7
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You don't mention if the back seat is in place or not. If its out or if you can get it out, there should be an access to the front seat latch and if you plull this towards the back of the bike you will likelly be able to remove it.

Good luck !

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Old 07-25-2013, 08:24 AM   #8
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This is what the locking mechanism looks like on the 06 GS (non WC):
Perhaps the same APPROACH would be useful on the 2013 WC?



Note that I've drilled the mechanism and installed a STAINLESS STEEL wire loop. The loop exits via the plastic cover forward of the rear seat...allowing you to PULL on it and RELEASE the FRONT seat.

Here's another pic.


Here's a really bad pic of the wire...exposed forward of the rear seat.


Hope this helps.

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Old 07-25-2013, 08:50 AM   #9
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No, the LC is different under the seat.
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This is no help to you, but WOW---easier seat installation is supposed to be one of the new and improved features of the LC. This needs to go in the "LC Problems" thread too.
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This needs to go in the "LC Problems" thread too.
Seriously?
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No, the LC is different under the seat.
Perhaps you can provide some WC pics?
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:39 AM   #13
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Managed to get key out after some fiddling and force, but lock can still not be unlocked.

Niw at least I can ride the bike to the dealer!

Thanks everyone. Ill update when I know what went wrong.

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Perhaps you can provide some WC pics?
I have time during my workday to pop in here and type a few words, but I don't have time to go take pics, get them out of the camera, upload them somewhere and then post them here. If I get a chance over the next few days, I may.
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2013 under seat area. Not the best pics in the world, but better than nothing.









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