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  • Offline EftanD   gb

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    Rear seat stuck
    on: November 28, 2020, 11:13:56 pm
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    hooray my new Multistrada came today, I have taken off the pillion seat to check on fuel kit, and probably ham fistedly put it back jamming it shut, solid on but not in slots, and lock wont turn. Anyhandy hints (or do i go back to dealer?)

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    Re: Rear seat stuck
    Reply #1 on: November 29, 2020, 10:33:55 am
    November 29, 2020, 10:33:55 am
    The pillion seat is awkward to fit.  It's taken me a long time to find the trick.

    Probably it's twisted out off position and it's pressing on the lock mechanism and jamming it. If you haven't already try pressing down on the front of the seat to reduce pressure on the lock whilst gently trying to turn the key.

    'm guessing the pressure on the lock its because the seat isn't far enough down into position.  If I'm wrong them so is my suggestion.

    Chris

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    Re: Rear seat stuck
    Reply #2 on: November 29, 2020, 01:05:45 pm
    November 29, 2020, 01:05:45 pm
    Thank you, that worked.  now my next adventure is removing the main seat so I can get the leads for the optimate on, that looks hard, sear wont move, book just says lift and pull, nothing, is there a clever trick too?
    While Im on it, the optimate wont work in the accesory ports, plug in, lights flash and optimate lEDs show 1 green and 1 red at the top. Guessing the Ducati doesn't like canbus?

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    Re: Rear seat stuck
    Reply #3 on: November 29, 2020, 01:47:15 pm
    November 29, 2020, 01:47:15 pm
    Mine came as standard with a cable for attaching to a charger - it's a fly lead that sticks out next to the USB port under the pillion seat. I thought it was a standard fit - all I needed to do was buy a suitable adapter for my old Oxford Oximiser.

    Removing the main seat is easy< enough - undo the bolts either side and pull off. I think I had to spread the base slightly to get it off.

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    Re: Rear seat stuck
    Reply #4 on: November 29, 2020, 03:42:24 pm
    November 29, 2020, 03:42:24 pm
    i have the lead tied to the leg of the bike, sadly my optimate hasn't a lead to fir it, was going to change battery pigtail to optimate matching one

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    Re: Rear seat stuck
    Reply #5 on: November 29, 2020, 04:16:57 pm
    November 29, 2020, 04:16:57 pm
    It's easy enough to get the seat off for access to the battery.  I had to do it to mine. I left the bike under a cover whilst away on business for a few weeks and didn't realise I'd accidentally turned the key through lock to parking lights on.  When I got back the battery was dead.

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    Re: Rear seat stuck
    Reply #6 on: November 29, 2020, 05:07:03 pm
    November 29, 2020, 05:07:03 pm
    Here's a very handy power pack for just that situation : Lextek Motorcycle 12V Portable Jump Starter 6000mAh - Battery Pack + LED Light 

    On eBay for about 42  - you can connect to the battery and ,if you place the wiring appropriately,  you won't even have to remove the seats to connect it up . About the size of a mobile phone so easy to stow somewhere. There are  some good Youtube clips extolling the virtues of this product