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Re:Road Star Seat Removal 5 Years, 2 Months ago  
Who would design a bike with the battery under a seat that required a charged battery to remove it?????
 
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Re:Road Star Seat Removal 5 Years ago  
Nice info here, even if it is two months old. My son borrowed my R*, left the ignition on the last few days, battery is dead, and I assumed that dead battery was under a seat that won't release without electrical help. I'll try the PUSH DOWN method tomorrow.

 
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Re:Road Star Seat Removal 5 Years ago  
I tried. I failed. Seat won't come off. Makes me sad...
 
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Re:Road Star Seat Removal 5 Years ago  
Push down on the seat ... don't push the key down.

If that doesn't work then you need to fashion a hook and grab the lock from the left side.

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Re:Road Star Seat Removal 5 Years ago  
The seat release is not electrical. sometimes you just need to put a little pressure on the front of the seat while turning the key. If I press down too hard on mine, it actually binds it and won't release. Once you do it a couple of times, you'll know how much pressure to use. Good luck. You can do it.
 
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Re:Road Star Seat Removal 5 Years ago  
This stuff is in the owners manual. If anyone does not have one, you can download one HERE It will open a PDF version of the owners manual, and you can save it to your computer.
 
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Re:Road Star Seat Removal 5 Years ago  
Got the seat off. I no longer feel sad. I feel happy.

A confession... my failure to get the seat off was second-hand... the bike was in my son's garage, and I was relaying instructions to him. Once he got the stereo noise level in the garage down low enough to hear the click of the seat release (and stopped pushing on the key), it was no problem. Swapped out the battery with one he had sitting around from his Buell... which brings up another question about liquid-filled vs. sealed batteries, but I don't want to stray off topic and be a bad Forum Citizen.

Thanks for the help, guys.

 
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Re:Road Star Seat Removal 4 Years, 11 Months ago  
Has anyone ever had a problem with getting the seat to lock correctly after removing it?

I only have my reg and insurance card under the tool kit... otherwise there is nothing additional to throw it off. I have no idea how anyone gets a shirt in there...
 
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Re:Road Star Seat Removal 4 Years, 11 Months ago  
Is it an after market seat? Could be just getting it lined up right.

BTW
 
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Re:Road Star Seat Removal 4 Years, 11 Months ago  
Thanks Darn.

It is the factory original seat. It keeps my butt off the battery so I saw no reason to change it. heh

Thanks for the welcome.
 
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