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PostSubject: Metropolitan Seat Latch Modification   Metropolitan Seat Latch Modification I_icon_minitimeSat 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 -

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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

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

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

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

Another shot -

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Never be locked out of the storage compartment again

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PostSubject: Re: Metropolitan Seat Latch Modification   Metropolitan Seat Latch Modification I_icon_minitimeSat 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. -

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Here is the basic routing, note the finger pull

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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

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