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  1. I haven't forgotten about this or given up yet,...

    I haven't forgotten about this or given up yet, but on my last ride I noticed my rear brake is non-functional, so that's taking my attention instead (and I'm dealing with the 3rd-party seat). I'll...
  2. Thanks for clarifying what a "penetrating oil"...

    Thanks for clarifying what a "penetrating oil" is. I'll try some WD-40 (original) on it, and see if that works some magic overnight.



    Unfortunately, yes, I did try without the cone bumper and...
  3. What do you mean by penetrating oil, and on which...

    What do you mean by penetrating oil, and on which part of the mechanism? I sprayed some of this in the latch mechanism a couple nights ago:...
  4. I tried loosening the latch pin with a vise-grip,...

    I tried loosening the latch pin with a vise-grip, but had no luck. I also noticed that yes, it does have three rubber bumpers (one of which fits over the latch pin). When I'm trying to get the seat...
  5. It was a little gummed up at first, but some...

    It was a little gummed up at first, but some WD-40 cured that, so the push-button is working smoothly now.
  6. Thanks for the replies, so far. toooldtocare,...

    Thanks for the replies, so far. toooldtocare, that's definitely what my pin looks like. I'll take another look, and try extending it if necessary. If that doesn't help, I'll report back with pictures...
  7. Stock '81 R100RT seat not latching properly

    I've been having problems with my seat, but haven't been able to find any solutions yet. The closest I came to someone having my problem was this thread, which was with an aftermarket seat:...
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