Motorcycles and Motorcyclist of the Central United States of America
 
Log inHomeSearchGalleryRegisterFAQ

Share | 
 

 Metropolitan Seat Latch Modification

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
sBk
Admin
avatar

Posts : 93
Join date : 2011-02-26

PostSubject: Metropolitan Seat Latch Modification   Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:29 am

Here is my version of a modification for a "emergency" linkage to open the seat

1st, remove the seat. 1 phillips screw on the centerstand lock lever and the 4 10mm bolts.

Use a good old fashioned hanger - Here is how I bent the end to fit on this style release lever -



Use a small wire tie/zip strip to hold it on AFTER you have competed intial installation -

Note the small hole drilled to allow the wire to exit into the left fenderwell



After the "rod" has been run through, bend it to fit -



First, add a small piece of rubber tubing to the end



That makes it easier to bend my hand and more comfortable to use

Another shot -



Never be locked out of the storage compartment again

_________________
Ride for one - Ride for all


Last edited by sBk on Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:44 am; edited 2 times in total
Back to top Go down
http://motohorseman.forumotion.com
sBk
Admin
avatar

Posts : 93
Join date : 2011-02-26

PostSubject: Re: Metropolitan Seat Latch Modification   Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:38 am

I discovered some Metropolitans may have a slightly different latch release - here are pictures to cover the mod on those.

Here you can see the zipstrip/wire tie is inserted through the latch release, then on to the metal hanger section. -



Here is the basic routing, note the finger pull



Do not bend the finger pull until you have installed the metal hanger and slipped the plastic cover on the metal hanger section.

and the battery cover will require a modification on either version


_________________
Ride for one - Ride for all
Back to top Go down
http://motohorseman.forumotion.com
 
Metropolitan Seat Latch Modification
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Seat latch stuck this morning
» Just installed a new Corbin seat
» WR250R seat mods
» Seat latch jammed
» Seat Latch Issue

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Motohorseman :: Central Missouri Motorcycle Riders :: Scooters-
Jump to: