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post #1 of 4 Old Aug 26th, 2008, 6:36 pm Thread Starter
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my bike is not well, been idle for a while and the battery has gone flat, no response at all. 04 plate with immobiliser so cant open the seat to charge the battery. the 12v is not showing to be charging, any ideas or how can i get to the battery with the central locking on?
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post #2 of 4 Old Aug 26th, 2008, 10:37 pm
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There is a lever you can pull to release the seat. I suppose you know where that is located on the left side of the bike. It will take a bit of effort, but if you can push the seat cushion back a bit you'll be able to get a finger on the release lever and push it outward.. there should be just enough room to release the Riders seat.

If there isn't enough room then look between the rider and pillion seat from directly above. You should be able to use a long, thin shank screwdriver to move the latch toward the rear.. that will allow the seat to raise....


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post #3 of 4 Old Aug 27th, 2008, 10:12 pm
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Re: dead battery

Got a battery charger? Or a male powerlet adapter? If so, you can supply 12 volts to the motorcycle though the drivers side (lower left by the foot peg) powerlet socket. It's live all the time.

Once you give it power you should be able to access the side case and open the seat without potential damage.

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You have an LT ? Ignition key in saddle bag lock, turn 45 degrees and open. Open seat as normal. I do it all the time. HTH

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