HELP-- I disconnected my seat release cable - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
V-Strom Service and Maintenance Questions and Discussions Share your service and maintenance information-questions. Please include your year and model in the text of your post.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 Old 05-17-2006, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Mt Clemens, MI
Posts: 99
HELP-- I disconnected my seat release cable

I disconnected my seat release cable and in a moment of madness, I put the seat back on.

I can't get to the cable with the seat on, but can't remove the seat with the cable lose.

Now what??

Naturally, I'm taking the bike for a trip.... Usuall story...



Thanks!

ChuckS
ChuckS is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 05-17-2006, 02:54 PM
kurt1305
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Maybe remove the rear fender? Two side bolts and the rear two luggage rack bolts appear to be all that's holding it on. No idea whether or not this will give you access to the latch.

post #3 of 13 Old 05-17-2006, 03:49 PM
$tromtrooper
 
mokusbajusz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Posts: 1,684
ChuckS,
use the search function of the forum. I remember somebody already had a similar problem, and he could somehow solve it without destroying the bike.
Keywords can be: seat cable

Balázs

DL650 K6 matt black
DL 650 info
EX-President VSCH
mokusbajusz is offline  
 
post #4 of 13 Old 05-17-2006, 03:51 PM
$tromtrooper
 
mokusbajusz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Posts: 1,684
mokusbajusz is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 05-17-2006, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Mt Clemens, MI
Posts: 99
Thanks guys, I'll try something in the AM. Here is how my evening went after I screwed up the cable......

I rode about 80 miles to Eastern Michigan University. I'm thinking about going back to school & had a counselling appt. I get there, park, take off my gear, put it in my just installed side cases, & go do my thing. 2 hours later, I come back & my bike is GONE. Not a single vehicle in the lot where I left it. It's a paid lot, with security. Guard hasn't seen anythng & directs me to the Public Safety Department.

At the Public Safety Dept, they started the paperwork for a stolen bike & sent a kid over to check & see if I'm blind & just didn't see my bike. 10 minutes later the kid calls in that my bike is in the lot. I walk over to where they say my bike is, and there she is!!

It's a different parking lot than where I parked- like 500 feet away!! No damage, nothing distrubed except my left mirror.

A- I'm losing my mind & forgot where I parked. Senile at 40?

B- Bored college kids moved the bike?

OK, now I'm happy again & get on the superslab home. I'm passing a line of trucks when some huge pick up or SUV starts coming up fast. He is NOT slowing down.... Now I'm getting on it pretty hard trying to not get run over by this idiot. Did I mention the new cases? I hope they don't affect the handling. As I pass 100 indicated I finally pass the last truck.

The truck is following a state cop at 65 mph. I'm at WOT, this jerk is on my ass, & staying about 10 feet behind me. As soon as I pass the cop, I flip over into his lane & put on my flashers. He immediately lights up & pulls into the left lane, & chased the SUV down. I took the first exit & took a break. God was looking out for me I guess.

I'm having a beer now. Bike seat can wait.

ChuckS
ChuckS is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 05-18-2006, 02:15 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Kamloops, BC, Canada
Posts: 327
Makes my day seem REALLY boring! But I'll have a 'cold one' for you.

Al

"If our world didn't suck - we'd all fall off!"
Anon
kamloopsal is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 05-18-2006, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Mt Clemens, MI
Posts: 99
figured out

It took awhile, but here is the fix:

Pry seat up from the right side, a couple of inches from the back.

Look for where the cable goes in the release mech.

Now that you know the target, make a tool to fit. I used a piece of 1/8" welding rod, bent at a sharp 90 at the end.

Insert the tool into the cable holder & push & wiggle until it releases.


ChuckS
ChuckS is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 05-18-2006, 10:50 PM
$tromtrooper
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Squamish B.C Canada
Posts: 4,451
ChuckS

That was quite a day. Luckily the cop understood your situation. People that push should be given a wheel barrel to push instead of an SUV.

05 / 650 in blue
88 / KDX 200 in green
81/82 DT 175 Yamahussies
79/SP 370 Suzuki-bad bike-no keep
78/ GT 750 water pumper
75/Suzuki 125 RV
water warrior is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 09-08-2006, 10:27 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Jon The Buddha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Posts: 37
Thank you for this thread!!!!


"Ride it like you paid cash for it"
Jon The Buddha is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 09-09-2006, 11:01 AM
$tromtrooper
 
Martin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: NorOntario
Posts: 618
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChuckS
B- Bored college kids moved the bike?
Guess I'm stating the obvious here but it's a good idea to always lock the steering to discourage such pranks or a real theft.

- Martin


2019 650X
Martin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome