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    I bought some chair leg caps at the hardware store and keep a spare under the seat.

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    Somebody on here posted about retrofitting the cap of a trailer wire-harness. If memory serves, he got the connector at wallmart for a few bucks, and modded the cover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macgyver03 View Post
    edgyver That is awesome! I haven't looked at the lock in that much detail, but did you need to drill the braket or add a piece of metal? Being able to buy the cable and snap it in sounds way to good to be true.
    Macgyver03 & triman11427 :
    It really is a plug and play installation. If I had it to do over, it wouldn't take 10 minutes and requires zero modification to the bike .
    The latch mechanism has a small tang that the key lock presses against, releasing the seat. The tang comes with a small slot already cut. When you loosen the latch mounting bolts, the Honda cable end can be slipped between the latch and mount and into place through the slot. The latch base already has a place to snap the green part of the cable into, also. It's probably used precisely like that on another model Yamaha.

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    As soon as I saw how the latch was made, I was reminded of the fairing pocket cable on my former GL1800. I paid $3.58 + $5.95 shipping for the cable from Partzilla. (It cost me more than $5.95 in gas to ride to my nearest Honda dealer.)
    Even if you elect to keep the key lock, it's an easy, cheap mod that works great!
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    I would have to reinstall the plate which was removed when installing the R&G Tidy Tail. The PO did the install and I'm planning on getting the OEM parts this week. Once I have everything I can better understand what needs to be done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by triman11427 View Post
    I would have to reinstall the plate which was removed when installing the R&G Tidy Tail. The PO did the install and I'm planning on getting the OEM parts this week. Once I have everything I can better understand what needs to be done.
    In the mean time, if you get curious and have 5 minutes free, take the seat off & remove the tail fairing bolts nearest the latch mechanism. This will let you gently move the tail plastic aside and unbolt the four bolts holding the seat latch in place. Once those are out, the latch simply lifts out - nothing else is holding it. Have a look at the latch itself and the cable mod install will become apparent. =)
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    In no particular order - a bunch of stuff like two Transalp XL600Vs, a Pacific Coast PC800, two GL1800s, two EN450s, two SV650s (see a pattern here? ) two CB750 Nighthawks, a CL350, 2004 XL1200R, DL1000, DL650, KLR650, CBR250R, FZ-8, Honda 919 and a VT700C Shadow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgyver View Post
    I bought a Honda GL1800 right side fairing pocket cable (<$5)and fitted to the lock mechanism. It's a direct snap in installation after you take the lock plate off and loosen the latch mechanism bolts a bit first. Once in place and tightened back up, I routed the cable to come out near the regulator rectifier with a black plastic electrical tie fashioned into a pull loop and attached with some heat shrink tubing to the free end of the cable. It's really easy to use and convenient, too.
    Put one on your bike and you won't need the key lock.
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    What's the part number? That lock thingy is a POC. Thanks.

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    I contacted the PO who doesn't have the OEM setup so it looks like either the latch mod or simple cap is what I'll do. Now that I see how easy it is I'll just do the mod. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgyver View Post
    In the mean time, if you get curious and have 5 minutes free, take the seat off & remove the tail fairing bolts nearest the latch mechanism. This will let you gently move the tail plastic aside and unbolt the four bolts holding the seat latch in place. Once those are out, the latch simply lifts out - nothing else is holding it. Have a look at the latch itself and the cable mod install will become apparent. =)
    I did as you suggested. Ordered the cable. Looks easy peasy. Thanks for the photos, they were a big help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triman11427 View Post
    I did as you suggested. Ordered the cable. Looks easy peasy. Thanks for the photos, they were a big help.
    how did you order the cable? I looked at a Honda website parts company and all they know how to process is a part number???
    thx, g
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