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I'm like, um, er, yeah, so then.

Got a rear carrier from ebay for my ET4, came in the post today, tried to fit it, and now I am stuck.

Any links to a video would be kinda cool, or some advice, with a decent level of abuse about my DIY skills would also be appreciated.
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By carrier do you mean a rear rack or a top box?

Any chance of a pic or 2 showing us what you have?
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121131478791?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2648

Hopefully the link will work. It came from an existing ET4, on a 2001 plate, and mine is 2002(Im kinda guessing this won't make the blind bit of difference)
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Are you sure you got all the required hardware? That pic doesn't show the relationship between the rack and your scooter.

Where is the area of difficulty? What doesn't seem to fit correctly? Does it appear you need some part that wasn't included?
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As far as I can see all that I need is a suitable allen key, and a bit of determination. I have now fitted the carrier, but there is no way to attach it under the seat, thus making it a bit "wobbly"

Also now the bloody seat won't shut properly, looks like I need a trip to the local garages. Buggers.
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Did you remove the plastic surround that contains the seat latch and goes around the filler cap?

I've attached a photo with the various screws marked.

Under this you will find (I think) two fixing points for the top of the carrier. (I think one of them goes through the plastic and is one of the ones marked in the photo (Middle, by the filler). The other is hidden.

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I didn't at first, which would explain why it didn't fit that nicely, nor why the seat didn't close properly!. But after much swearing, and muttering to myself it dawned on me to remove the casing.

'Tis all nicely fitted now, makes the bike take on a whole different look.

Now moving onto a new seat cover.
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