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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-21-2010, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Help with tail locking mechanism

I recently bought my RC51 but it was set up for racing. I ended up buying new plastics for it to set it back up for street use. THe bike did not come with any locking mechanisms to hold down the rear seat. I bought one but I am not sure where it mounts to and where it goes in the tail. IF anyone can give me some pictures from their bike on the inside and outside to help me solve this problem it would be great. Thanks.
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Here's a picture of the lock mechanism on an SP2.


Here's a picture of the rear panel with seat cowl box attached.
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One last question

Thanks for you pics. They were extremely helpful. Could you tell me one more thing? As far at the key cylinder, where does that mount on the bike to actually turn the key and pop the seat? Another pic would be most helpful and appreciated. Thanks.
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Stock, the seat lock is mounted on the lower rear part of the fender.
On a Hotbodies undertail, the seat lock is mounted into the large hole in the middle.

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Thanks for the PICS

Hey thanks again for your help. Now I can mount my seat correctly.
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If you have a hotbodies undertail, you have to carefully notch the hole since the keylock has a ridge to keep it from rotating.
I very carefully notched mine with a dremel tool, but a fine file could work also.
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Locking Mechanism

Thanks for the heads up. I noticed you live in sarasota. I just moved from sarasota to Pembroke Pines for work. To bad I am still not there. Thanks again.
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Too bad we never hooked up.
Did you ever go the Fuel Cafe when it was open?
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you could always get a cheap ebay undertail. they allready have the hole for the lock mech and the paint was dead on. i paid around $100 bucks and have had 0 problems

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Tail locking mechanism

Been there a few times but time is limited due to my daughter.
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