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Old 11-19-2018, 03:15 PM   #1
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Seat Lock

Bought a 2012 FZ1 and it only came with one key, and that key will not unlock the rear seat. How can I open it, and remove the tumbler to have it re-keyed?
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Old 11-19-2018, 04:09 PM   #2
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Just incase you haven't consulted the manual - I didn't, and 2 weeks later when I did, I found out...

Key turns counter clockwise (only) and it trips a latch to remove the pillion seat, you then access a latch that allows the main saddle to be removed.
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Old 11-19-2018, 04:47 PM   #3
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Old 11-19-2018, 04:51 PM   #4
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Pushing down on the back of the seat while turning the key helps. It takes the pressure off the latch
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Old 11-22-2018, 07:18 PM   #5
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Turned out to be a worn out key. So, you take the two anti-theft bolts that hold the seat tumbler. They take a special allen head. The kind with the hole in the middle. Once you remove those two bolts, you can put a flat-head screwdriver into the key slot and turn the whole tumble counter-clockwise. The cable is mounted on the top of the tumbler, and when turned, it pulls the cable just as if you had turned it with the key. I then had the seat open, but to remove the tumbler was going to be a bitch. The whole tail section would have to come apart I think. The tumbler can’t be pushed out far enough to remove it, and get to the cable mounted to it. I got so lucky. As I was looking around under the seat for the first time, I saw a key zip-tied to the frame. I could have accessed it by taking off the small panel on the right, and would have been able to get to it, but had no idea that it was there. That key was brand new, and when I tried it on the lock, it worked perfectly!
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Old 11-23-2018, 08:12 AM   #6
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