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Offline Ian clarke

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Rear Seat Stuck
« on: August 09, 2020, 05:25:49 PM »
Hi, Just do with a bit of help,2015 Tiger 800 XRX, put glasses under seat, came to put rear seat back and missed the location points on the front of the seat, front of rear seat is now unfastened, siting proud, and rear is rock solid and will not shift, any ideas or is it a trip to Youles, if so, anyone know if it is likely to be a big/pricey fix.

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Re: Rear Seat Stuck
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2020, 05:29:31 PM »
Take the cover off the tail, you'll be able to access the latch then
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Re: Rear Seat Stuck
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2020, 06:05:00 PM »
Thanks for this, slight issue I have a Givi plate on the tail!

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Re: Rear Seat Stuck
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2020, 06:15:40 PM »
That'll have to come too then  :001:
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Re: Rear Seat Stuck
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2020, 06:17:51 PM »
Cheers, Thanks,

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Re: Rear Seat Stuck
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2020, 06:22:51 PM »
*Originally Posted by Rtwo [+]
Take the cover off the tail, you'll be able to access the latch then

Hi and :401:

Yes the rack poses a problem as the plastic Triumph cover/rack under the plate (if the Givi is the same as the Triumph version) is bolted at the front with 2 nuts & bolts that need the rear seat removed to access.

Some pics in this thread might help clarify ...
https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,27814.0.html

Possibly your best option is to get a second person to sit on the seat as far back as possible to apply maximum downwards on the latch and try to gently turn the key. If it turns then keep it held there and ask the person to get off the seat and see if they can remove it, bearing in mind there is still one arm located and they may not know it may need wiggling. :084:
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Offline Ian clarke

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Re: Rear Seat Stuck
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2020, 07:11:23 PM »
Thanks to you both, The givi plate fits on to the tail unit and the bolts are accessible, only just, so I have managed to get all eight bolts out, and then I could access the mechanism and release the plate.
Really big thanks to you both, as it was really fiddly I recon the dealer would have needed it booking in, so well done !!

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Re: Rear Seat Stuck
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2020, 08:22:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ian clarke [+]
... it was really fiddly I recon the dealer would have needed it booking in, so well done !!

 :028: .... good result .... and 's saved on the dealer route.
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Re: Rear Seat Stuck
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2020, 06:49:51 PM »
It's one of those strange things, I'm right handed, but have to turn the key with my left stood on the offside. I simply can't undo it any other way!  Lubed lock and cable but no difference!
At least you're sorted now!

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Re: Rear Seat Stuck
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2020, 01:32:01 PM »
You've just reminded me of something that was posted on (IIRC) Steve Manes' Triumph email list somewhere in the mid-90s. Someone has preserved it for posterity: https://www.triumphnet.com/st/faq/storage/index.html I'm sure the Triumph in question was one of the spinebacks.
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