Seat Lock barrel removal
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Molto Verboso
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Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:53 am quote
Anyone know how I get the lock barrel out of the push button on a PX seat using rudimentary toolage (toolbag is in the scoot and I cant be arsed to get it) Ive got the lock mechanism off an old seat out but before I start jamming screwdrivers in it and twisting it I thought someone would know of a better less painful method.
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Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:04 am quote
The lock is held in from underneath by a couple bolts that screw upwards into the frame to secure it.

How about getting a wrench ( 16mm, maybe? ) around the seat-locking peg, and rotate counterclockwise until you've unscrewed it from the bike and the seat is able to lift.
Molto Verboso
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Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:10 am quote
Rover Eric wrote:
The lock is held in from underneath by a couple bolts that screw upwards into the frame to secure it.

How about getting a wrench ( 16mm, maybe? ) around the seat-locking peg, and rotate counterclockwise until you've unscrewed it from the bike and the seat is able to lift.


I think you may have got the wrong end of the stick there Mr eric.

I need to get the lock barrel out of the lock mechanism cos I want to swap a seat lock that I dont have keys for, over to an ancillotti seat (christmas pressy from the Mrs) that doesn't have a lock at all just a push button. The seat lock that i'm replacing the push button with needs a new barrel which i've got and comes with its key.

does that make sense?
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Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:11 am quote
Ah..i thought you locked yourself out of your seat / gas tank.

i thought the lock mechanism just affixed to the seat with a couple bolts that screwd up into it from underneath ?

When they are removed, the whole mechanism slides out the back of the seat.
Molto Verboso
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Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:22 am quote
Rover Eric wrote:
Ah..i thought you locked yourself out of your seat / gas tank.

i thought the lock mechanism just affixed to the seat with a couple bolts that screwd up into it from underneath ?

When they are removed, the whole mechanism slides out the back of the seat.


I've got the whole mechanism out of the old seat but i need to replace the LOCK BARREL and only the LOCK BARREL from the centre of the push button that makes the lock mechanism work.

What time is it over there have you just woken up or do you need to go to bed?
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Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:25 am quote
ah. i have no idea, then.
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Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:41 am quote
Hi Mate, There is a small cir-clip that retains the plug in the housing, pull it and the plug is free

Oh! pry the small fingers that hold the cover plate on and you will see it.


Cheers
Molto Verboso
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Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:43 pm quote
Cheers jim I thought it may have something to do with that circlip

the job is done
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