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post #1 of 21 Old 02-13-2017, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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Had a weird problem with my V2.

I was camping this weekend when I needed my tool kit.
The lock would accept key and try and turn, but it wouldn't turn either way. I can't remember which direction opens seat.
I've sprayed WD-40 in key hole, forcing key close to breaking point. I've had someone sit on seat, hit it with dead blow hammer, all to no affect.
I'm thinking my air hawk under seat might be holding cable or something???
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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post #2 of 21 Old 02-13-2017, 10:21 AM
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Have someone sit on/beat on/cuss the seat while you hold pressure on the key. It is a clockwise turn to release on all V STroms I have had, but I don't have the new 1000's.

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post #3 of 21 Old 02-13-2017, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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I tried that. Is there a way to access cable?
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post #4 of 21 Old 02-13-2017, 12:14 PM
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I tried that. Is there a way to access cable?
I'm not sure man, is there any slack in your air hawk strap? would it be worth it to cut it and pull it out. It could be binding the cable.
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post #5 of 21 Old 02-13-2017, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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I can't get at it.
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See if this helps

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post #7 of 21 Old 02-13-2017, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks bugzy. I now know what I'm dealing with. I hate to drill a hole if I didn't have to. Wonder if I could pull plastic out a bit to get a screwdriver under plastic. I'm thinking a strap from airhawk worked its way under cable, so even if was to access that lever behind key hole, I would still need to clear obstruction at latch end.
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post #8 of 21 Old 02-13-2017, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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Maybe Greywolf has an idea. I might have to cut seat off and buy a new seat.
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post #9 of 21 Old 02-13-2017, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much for that video Bugzy. After looking at cable placement, I was sure that the airhawk was the culprit.
Was able to pry back of seat up enough to get a coat hanger with a hook on it, and to grab enough of airhawk to get some needle nose pliers on the edge of it, and then my hand on it. Was able to yank it out through crack. That freed the cable.
That was super nice of you to shoot that video. Made all the difference. I owe you a drink.
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Now email Terry Adcox and place an order...no more Airhawk!
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