Mon Jun 20, 2022 1:33 pm

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2019 MP3 500 Sport
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Posts: 185
Location: California
 
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2019 MP3 500 Sport
Joined: 26 Sep 2012
Posts: 185
Location: California
Mon Jun 20, 2022 1:33 pm linkquote
... ugh now the seat lock broke. I know those locks are not safe at all and maybe it's better to leave it open so nobody breaks anything with a screwdriver, but still annoying to see it got detached and is now sunk in somewhere under where it should be...can't figure out how to get to it.


Broken lock



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Mon Jun 20, 2022 1:50 pm

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2009 MP3 400, 2004 Honda ST1300
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Location: Sayre, PA
 
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Location: Sayre, PA
Mon Jun 20, 2022 1:50 pm linkquote
There are supposed to be two big screws in those holes at the bottom of the picture. Are they floating around under the seat?
Mon Jun 20, 2022 2:17 pm

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2015 MP3 500 ie Business
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Location: Belgium
 
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2015 MP3 500 ie Business
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Posts: 818
Location: Belgium
Mon Jun 20, 2022 2:17 pm linkquote
Same thing happened to my 2015 several times. The only lasting cure was a dab of blue LocTite on each screw. That stopped the issue.
Tue Jun 21, 2022 2:32 pm

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2009 MP3 400, 2004 Honda ST1300
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Location: Sayre, PA
 
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Posts: 409
Location: Sayre, PA
Tue Jun 21, 2022 2:32 pm linkquote
I just noticed today that one of my seat lock screws is loose.

Time to nip that in the bud.
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:01 am

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2019 MP3 500 Sport
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Posts: 185
Location: California
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:01 am linkquote
pmatulew wrote:
There are supposed to be two big screws in those holes at the bottom of the picture. Are they floating around under the seat?
Just found one... now. it's a matter of finding a twin somewhere (seems an odd. one) and also figuring out how to get to the stuff.
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:16 am

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2009 MP3 400, 2004 Honda ST1300
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Location: Sayre, PA
 
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Posts: 409
Location: Sayre, PA
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:16 am linkquote
Probably Just snag the lock mechanism with some sort of hook and pull it back up in to place so you can get the screw in. And come up with a suitable replacement screw.
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:19 am

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2015 MP3 500 ie Business
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Posts: 818
Location: Belgium
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:19 am linkquote
Most likely the screw(s) fell into the helmet bucket area.

At least that's where mine ended up twice before I applied a drop of blue LocTite on each screw.
Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:23 pm

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2019 MP3 500 Sport
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2019 MP3 500 Sport
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Posts: 185
Location: California
Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:23 pm linkquote
Just managed to find one screw. Will try to find a replacement at local hardware store. Thanks!
Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:19 pm

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2019 MP3 500 Sport
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Posts: 185
Location: California
Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:19 pm linkquote
Wow Team - thank you SO much. Once told what to do and how to do it, it wasn't hard! Virtual beer round on me! 😁👍

PS: And you were right, once I thoroughly scanned the storage I found the other screw, too.



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