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post #1 of 7 Old Oct 4th, 2019, 6:41 am Thread Starter
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Pillion seat lock

Early last year I bought a spare rider's seat and sent it to Russell Saddles to be made into an RDL. After a year of looking I've finally found a spare pillion seat which will also be made into an RDL. The seat is complete - ie with heating switch and lock - but for obvious reasons I won't be getting the key for the lock.
What are my options for the lock?

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post #2 of 7 Old Oct 4th, 2019, 7:50 am
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Rekey cylinder kit and a youtube video that shows you how to do it, or pay your dealer to do it. I just bought a complete cylinder kit for $38, so I could rekey my recovered RDL, which came with a lock installed when I bought it used. I choose to keep my factory rear, with correct lock, so I can reinstall it if I decide to trade or sell. I can always resell my RDL set.

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post #3 of 7 Old Oct 4th, 2019, 8:10 am
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Re: Pillion seat lock

Perhaps the person you are getting the seat from can go to the dealer and have one of those plastic emergency keys ordered?
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Early last year I bought a spare rider's seat and sent it to Russell Saddles to be made into an RDL. After a year of looking I've finally found a spare pillion seat which will also be made into an RDL. The seat is complete - ie with heating switch and lock - but for obvious reasons I won't be getting the key for the lock.
What are my options for the lock?

Ian
1. Remove your old lock assembly and move it to your new seat. Good instruction for this on the Sargent seat site.
2. Get a re-key kit from bmw, you must have plastic key with keying tag or registration for the dealer to look it up.

On mine i got Sargent seat which does not come with a key lock and you just switch out your old one.
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Re: Pillion seat lock

It only takes a couple minutes to swap the entire panel that the lock is in from one seat to the other. It has 3 torx holding it to the seat. Just be sure that you are putting on a seat with the correct key . If you lock at it with the lock removed you will notice that you can just make a tool to turn the shaft and do away with a key all together.

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Early last year I bought a spare rider's seat and sent it to Russell Saddles to be made into an RDL. After a year of looking I've finally found a spare pillion seat which will also be made into an RDL. The seat is complete - ie with heating switch and lock - but for obvious reasons I won't be getting the key for the lock.
What are my options for the lock?

Ian
Got it sorted!
The person I got the spare pillion seat from - Greg - sent his plastic emergency key with the seat, then he bought a replacement and I reimbursed him. So once the seat arrives from Russell I can interchange it with the stock seat, can lock/unlock it, and move it across to a 1250 if/when I get one.

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