Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:13 am

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P200E
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Location: Montreal
 
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P200E
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Posts: 44
Location: Montreal
Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:13 am linkquote
Hi

I can get the lock to lock.. That is, I can turn the key which prevents me from pushing the button all the way in.. I can lift the seat and drop it in place. The issue is that when I lock the seat, I am still able to push the button on the lock enough to be able to lift the seat.

Is the lock finished or can I adjust the position of the seat to get the lock to actually prevent the seat from lifting.

Thanks
Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:21 am

Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 8848
Location: Atlanta, GA
 
Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 8848
Location: Atlanta, GA
Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:21 am linkquote
shampoo wrote:
Is the lock finished or can I adjust the position of the seat to get the lock to actually prevent the seat from lifting.
It's almost surely just a seat position problem. I have always had to fiddle a bit with the seat install to make sure it latches well on the seat post. Loosen the front hing bolts just enough so you can slide it with a little pressure and you'll find the sweet spot in no time
Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:54 pm

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P200E
Joined: 24 Nov 2021
Posts: 44
Location: Montreal
 
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P200E
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Location: Montreal
Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:54 pm linkquote
That was it. Thanks!

After several attempts, I can get it to the point where it will definitely lock, but requires some effort to open it.. Not hammer and chisel effort, but you gotta yank on it.

Trying to reduce that always ended up with it not locking. So it's a question of mm's and I think also when tightening the bolts, it moves a little..

Anyhow, thanks again.
Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:16 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
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Location: San Diego, CA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 5993
Location: San Diego, CA
Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:16 pm linkquote
sometimes you need an extra washer or two under the post to get the height matched up and this will let the latch have more free space to disengage.
Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:54 pm

Ossessionato
'70 Super 150, Aprilia SR MT 125, Moto Guzzi Bellagio
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Location: Sydney, Australia
 
Ossessionato
'70 Super 150, Aprilia SR MT 125, Moto Guzzi Bellagio
Joined: 22 Nov 2011
Posts: 2336
Location: Sydney, Australia
Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:54 pm linkquote
I had to stick a washer under mine when I changed the seat. Bit of a job pulling the tank, etc. Also, a bit of lube on the latch under the seat doesn't go astray.
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