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PostSubject: Seat Catches   Seat Catches I_icon_minitimeWed Nov 13, 2013 6:59 pm

I have found that I have to slam the seat down very hard to get it to lock, so much so I have taken the bulb out of the under seat storage light.
Is there any way to ease this ?
Thanks in advance.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat Catches   Seat Catches I_icon_minitimeWed Nov 13, 2013 8:15 pm

The grease On the latch is to sticky.I removed the grease,and use WD 40 to lube the latch.It helps but I still still have to slam the seat down now and then.bounce Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Seat Catches   Seat Catches I_icon_minitimeWed Nov 13, 2013 10:10 pm

I don't have to slam my seat but what I do is push hard at the back of the seat. I can and do sometimes ride without the seat latched. I also think that only the back latch is working on my seat. It's been that way from the first day I have it and I have never seen a need to change it.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat Catches   Seat Catches I_icon_minitimeWed Nov 13, 2013 10:21 pm

model28a wrote:
I don't have to slam my seat but what I do is push hard at the back of the seat.
+1 for me.

A good idea to remove the underseat light bulb - if the seat doesn't latch properly, the light could/would stay on, and you could end up with a flat battery.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat Catches   Seat Catches I_icon_minitimeWed Nov 13, 2013 10:34 pm

Yes the underseat light bulb was the first thing to go. I always have a LED light in my pocket that works better than the underseat light.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat Catches   Seat Catches I_icon_minitimeThu Nov 14, 2013 2:57 pm

I do the same as model28a to close my seat and to prevent a flat battery also took out the bulb; it wasn't bright enough to be of any use anyway! Idea 
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PostSubject: Re: Seat Catches   Seat Catches I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 15, 2013 4:57 pm

Welcome to the site.

I have problems with the seat latch on my wife's Reflex and on the Silverwing. Slamming either of them usually doesn't do it. I learned that if you just close the lid and then press in the middle of the back of the seat it latches every time.

Enjoy your ride!
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PostSubject: Re: Seat Catches   Seat Catches I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 15, 2013 11:34 pm

Atrick wrote:
I do the same as model28a to close my seat and to prevent a flat battery also took out the bulb; it wasn't bright enough to be of any use anyway! Idea 
I replaced the light with one that had a manual on/off switch. You can get it from a Honda car dealer parts department. Use the search feature to get the part number.  I only turn it on when needed. Works for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat Catches   Seat Catches I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 15, 2013 11:46 pm

WingMan02 wrote:
Atrick wrote:
I do the same as model28a to close my seat and to prevent a flat battery also took out the bulb; it wasn't bright enough to be of any use anyway! Idea 
I replaced the light with one that had a manual on/off switch. You can get it from a Honda car dealer parts department. Use the search feature to get the part number.  I only turn it on when needed. Works for me.
Wingman, I did the same with my Swing. It works for me too. Wasn't that expensive and easy to do. Better than a dead battery.
Plenty of times my seat wasn't closed all the way. Even though I try to be careful.
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