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This is a discussion on Seat key cover within the FZ-09 General Discussion forums, part of the Yamaha FZ-09 Forums category; I have the R&G Tidy Tail and the seat key cover fell off. Anyone have a suggestion for a seat key cover. The whole cylinder ...

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    Seat key cover

    I have the R&G Tidy Tail and the seat key cover fell off. Anyone have a suggestion for a seat key cover. The whole cylinder is exposed.

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    I install a black plastic cover that fit tigh on if after 5500km!

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    fill it with road debris?


    Probably not the most helpful suggestion, I know.
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    I have the same tidy tail, I used a couple black tie wraps to hold it in place. One around the rubber cap & one through the first tie wrap which also wrapped around part of the tidy tail. It hasn't moved since I installed it.

    They should have noted something like this in the install instructions, since the rubber cap is a loose fit over the lock.

    You should be able to do the same thing to keep any replacement cap in place.

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    Edit: - after two years, the rubber cap hasn't moved.
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    This is what I did to mine I used zip ties to hold it and some good double back tape it works great.
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    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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    [QUOTE=edgyver;98984]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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    That's an incredible feat of engineering. I'm just looking for a cap to protect the key hole. I did reach out to R&G in CA but they don't have the part. Maybe a Home Depot will have something that will work. I read someone used a cap from a leg of a chair. I report when I find an answer.

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    I just went to the hardware store and bought a 20mm rubber stool leg foot. It slips over tight enough not to vibrate off, looks fine, has done about 3 or 4,000 ks and never fell off and the lock works good as new, I think it set me back 20c.

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    Perfect, thanks.

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    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.

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