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Anyone having issues removing the seat? I have always had to struggle to remove it and now after a few days, I can't remove it at all!
Is there a trick that I am missing? This can't be that hard- its always been easy removing seats till I met the FZ09!
 

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The key releases the lock. But after that I am not able to easily pull off the seat. I give up usually and let it be..but soon, have to add more electrical stuff to the battery plus would like to carry the disc lock under the seat!
 

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I just pull up on the back with my other hand when I use the key. Also, I removed the strap and made sure that the fasteners were lined up.
 

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Thanks for your quick responses guys...didn't want my first posts to be about a problem! Will introduce myself officially soon!

@V2Bob, the seat unlocks but seems to be stuck from the center towards the fuel tank..i can't seem to be able to lift it up the rear- almost feels like I may just break it!
in the one week that I have had the bike, I have opened it about 4 times...all on the first day itself to fit a gorilla alarm.
 

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Try this........as you release the lock mechanism with the key, use your other hand to grab the very back of the seat and not only put some "lifting pressure" on the seat, but as you are lifting, pull the seat towards the rear of the bike. Sorry, that's the best I got!
 

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I noticed that if you take off the 2 metal hooks on the seat sides, the seat is still just as firmly attached but goes on/off a lot easier. They don't even make contact when the seat is latched down. Those hooks would only make contact if someone was pulling up hard on the strap.
 

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I take mine off several times a day, I can't bring my phone into the building so I store it underneath the seat...definitely need to pull backwards and once it moves lift up. Good luck!
 
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I don't know if it is a Yamaha thing, but on my fz6r when I turn the key I have to keep it turned until I pull/grab the seat off, if not it only wiggles but it doesn't detach completely.
 

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Thanks guys- appreciate your help. Of all the issues, I didn't expect the seat to give me the most trouble! I will try again in the a.m.
 

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The rubber feet the seat rests on are quite close to the plastic cover in the back. So for me it's a bit of an up and back move to get it off.
Revers for putting the seat on. The hooks and rubber feet seem to be a bit at odds with each other
 

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I had an issue with mine the other day, but it was because I was pulling it straight up. If you pull the seat back and then up after turning the key, it pops off easily. :)
 

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So, I managed to get it open!
My new technique- turn key, lift seat off the lock and then with open palms or bottom of fists firmly hit the two ends of the rider's portion of the seat. The motion should be from front to the back of the bike. This pops the seat open immediately which springs out of whatever is holding it down. Its definitely the oddest way I have had to employ to open a motorcycle seat!
 

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Glad you posted this. I pop-ed the seat many times and this morning i'm having this issue myself... gonna have to try the key turn, front to back and up technique...
 

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When I picked mine up at the dealer, they had issues getting it lined up and back on, so far I have not had that problem.
 

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An update: after having removed the seat lock mechanism and latch bracket and then reinstalling, i noticed that the lock arm didn't always connect to the spring loaded latch... sometimes just grazing it instead. If i pushed the key towards the front on the bike it would engage, but any pressure towards the back and it would miss. Repositioning the lock mechanism as far as it would go towards the tail, bending the tip of the lock arm slightly back and making sure the seat latch was as far forward on its mounting plate as it could go... fixed the problem. Now the lock arm makes proper contact with the sliding latch... yay!
So if you're having problems with removing your seat, it just might be an alignment issue... not the user! HTH
 

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When turning the key, push down on the back of the seat to relieve pressure on the lock. Then pull up and backwards.

If that doesn't work, prying up and unbolting is the last option. I know, I had to do this twice now.
 
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