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post #1 of 4 Old Jun 4th, 2013, 6:22 pm Thread Starter
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K1200lt seat doesn't open

My 2001 k1200lt fell over on the right side recently. Since then the front brake is mushy and locks up. Also, I took out the battery, added water and charged it. I replaced it and now the seat doesn't open. Any suggestions? [email protected]
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post #2 of 4 Old Jun 4th, 2013, 7:03 pm
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Re: K1200lt seat doesn't open

Find yourself a good 2005 or later model?

Presume pulling the seat unlock mechanism isn't working properly... ?
If you you push your hand down between the seat back and passenger seat you might be able to push the hook back off the locking bar that's on the back of the riders seat. Push down on the seat while you do that, then pull it up if you feel the lever pivot back.
Otherwise try pushing it (the pivoting hook) back with a screwdriver.

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Re: K1200lt seat doesn't open

We have had a recent rash of seat lock-outs
Does the cable/latch mechanism need periodic lube or is it with older models. What happens if a backrest is in the picture just wondering.
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post #4 of 4 Old Jun 5th, 2013, 11:58 am
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Re: K1200lt seat doesn't open

Time to preemptively add a length of cord to the latch and run it out to the area behind the rear seat and trunk. Then you have an "emergency" release handle.

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