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« on: April 10, 2011, 09:27:10 PM »

Yesterday I opened my K4 seat as usual and put my tool kit in the tool tray. Closes it up. Today after a spirited morning run I can no longer get the key into the seat lock.  Something has happened that wont allow the key to enter the lock. Any ideas how to get the seat open? Locksmith?

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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2011, 09:42:32 PM »

First off, I have to ask...you are using the correct key, right?

Secondly, although difficult, it is possible to slide a 10mm wrench in there and remove the part attached to the seat. Then once the seat is open, you can pop the seat part out of the lock with a flathead screwdriver. I did it once when I locked my keys under the seat in the tool tray.
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2011, 10:00:08 PM »

First off, I have to ask...you are using the correct key, right?

Secondly, although difficult, it is possible to slide a 10mm wrench in there and remove the part attached to the seat. Then once the seat is open, you can pop the seat part out of the lock with a flathead screwdriver. I did it once when I locked my keys under the seat in the tool tray.

I bet there is a good story behind that one. Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2011, 10:16:22 PM »

Yes...I am using the right key - I checked the numbers Wink

Ill take a look tomorrow and see about the 10 mm spanner method...thanks for the suggestion!


Treeve- got a battery yet and balanced those carbs??! Wink  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2011, 07:56:29 PM »

Update - using Chris trick I got the seat open - the lock is truly buggered. I have a new lock ready to put in but cant find the right key...
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2011, 11:36:10 PM »

Perhaps one of the keys i'll be handind off to Treeve might fit?
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2011, 07:02:13 AM »

http://hondakeys.com/

I've bought several sets from him. Just email him the lock number of the new cylinder, and you should have a replacement before the weekend.

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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2011, 07:43:39 AM »

Excellent! Ill email him today. Thank you!
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