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Seat Lock Problem Fixed Thanks to Stromtrooper!

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Hey everyone. Just wanted to show some appreciation for the many folks who have contributed to content on this site. Picked up a 2006 wee last week and couldn't pop the seat. Turns out lock tumbler was either pooched or replaced with an aftermarket one for which I didn't have the right key. (I looked the bike over top to bottom before purchasing, yet somehow forgot to try and pop the seat. Go figure.)

Anyways. After some quick searching, I came up with a couple of different options. Ended up removing the rear fender and yanking the cable manually, which worked just fine. Took the lock to a locksmith and learned it was either NFG or not a match. Didn't care to re-key or order a whole new lock and/or lock set. Zip tied the cable along the upper frame rail on the clutch side. Made a pull string from some galvanized wire & heat shrink and ran it down behind the body panel just behind the battery. No lock, but it's relatively inconspicuous unless you're crouching beside the bike. Not the prettiest, but then again I don't like her just for her looks 馃ぃ

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Price was right and it does the job it needs to do. Good to go.
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Looks like a nifty solution. Only weak point is that plastic zip tie. Might want to replace it with a caribiner or stainless steel cable tie.

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Looks like a nifty solution. Only weak point is that plastic zip tie. Might want to replace it with a caribiner or stainless steel cable tie.

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Was thinking that as well. Especially when it gets colder the plastic might be prone to breakage.. Never had one fail, but never used one on a bike this way. Steel cable tie looks like a decent idea. 馃憣馃徑
The other thing you could do is pull your old lock apart and just remove all the wafers - then you can use any key.

Obviously not the most secure but still probably more than what you have there.

I like the ingenuity though (y)
I'll have another look. Locksmith said it was a sealed tumbler... if I can fiddle with it and get them out that's an option, but not before I have a better reason to take the fender off again. :LOL:
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