Figure 2-104. Seat Latch (top plate removed)

1. Remove right side cover and maxi-fuse. See 8.5 MAXI-FUSE.

2. Unlatch and open seat.

3. Remove airbox cover. See 1.4 AIRBOX AND AIR FILTER.

To protect against shock and accidental start-up of vehicle, disconnect the negative battery cable before proceeding. Inadequate safety precautions could result in death or serious injury.

4. Disconnect negative battery cable.

5. Remove two fasteners and washers. Pull seat latch mechanism by cable from frame. See 8.6 IGNITION/ LIGHT SWITCH.

6. See Figure 2-104. To disconnect seat latch, remove single fastener and remove top plate. Remove cable barrel (1) from rocker (2) and remove cable from cable guide (6).

7. Remove top plate of new seat latch.

8. With key switch in FUEL, compress spring over cable and install cable barrel (1) through slot (3) in rocker (2).

9. Hold rocker (2) on pivot (4). Use divider (5) in guide to separate spring from cable sheath. Install top plate.

10. Secure seat latch mechanism to frame with two fasteners and washers. Tighten to 6-10 Nm (53-88 in-lbs).

11. Connect negative battery cable. Tighten to 6.8-10.8 Nm (60-96 in-lbs).

12. Replace airbox cover.

13. Replace maxi-fuse and side cover.

Cable barrel





Cable guide


When closing the seat make sure the ignition switch is in the FUEL position. If the ignition switch is in any other position when the seat is closed, the seat latch mechanism could be damaged.


After installing seat, pull upward on front of seat to be sure it is locked in position. If seat is loose, it could shift position during vehicle operation causing loss of control which could result in death or serious injury.

14. Turn ignition switch to FUEL and close seat. Then turn ignition switch to LOCK.

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