|This modification would only be
necessary if you have the two pannier set installed and find it difficult to
insert your key to release the seat lock. The stock location with the bags
installed is under the left fairing edge slightly back from the leading edge of
the pannier. I found it nearly impossible to get the key in - let alone attempt
to turn it.
As shown in the pictures below, the best location I was able to come up with,
was directly above the license plate.
|Step 1 - remove rack or grab rail if installed.
Step 2 - remove rear fairing.
Step 3 - remove lock mechanism and cable. The lock is held in place by two T27
torx bolts and the cable is released by spreading the fingers on the seat
Step 4 - remove strengthening bracket backplate (in the compartment that is
under the brake light)
|Step 5 - remove bolts securing the strengthening
bracket under the mudguard (4 bolts)
Step 6 - with panniers removed, pull each indicator bracket slightly away from
the mudguard so that the locating pins are free of the strengthening bracket.
Step 7 - Pull the the bracket down to allow sufficient room for lock
installation. It is NOT necessary to completely remove the bracket (and if you
do, reinstallation will be more difficult)
|Step 8 - make a template of the lock mounting
using the old location as a guide. Using this template mark out the holes to be
drilled on the mudguard centering the lock (as the mounting bolts are offset)
Step 9 - Drill 3 holes for the lock and two mounting bolts. Drill a fourth hole
on the top left edge (see pic below) for the latch cable to run through.
Step 10 - route cable through the new hole and then install the lock and mount
with the two torx bolts. Route cable back to lock and re-crimp the fingers on
the seat latch.
|Step 11 - Reinstall strengthening brackets,
making sure that the alignment pins on the signal brackets line up. Tighten all
Step 12 - Attach cable tie to secure cable and then seal the hole for the cable
in the mudguard with silicone.
Step 13 - reinstall fairing and rack/grabrail
Lock in new location
Viewed from the side
Close up view - notice offset (standard) mounting bolts.
View of the lock in the new location from behind the mudguard looking up from
New route for latch cable