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Default 1999 V92 C Seat release, tricks or tips?

I have a 99 V92C and the seat release cable seems to be either stretched or broken, near the release side of the cable, the seat will not release. Looking up from the left side, past the lock set, you can see the cable moving as the lock is turned. If I pry the seat up, from the back, I can see the release mechanism (barely); it's not moving.

How do I get to cable to adjust or replace it, if I can't get the seat to off?

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Here's a pic of the latch. Most likely the plastic retainer bits at the end of the cable are broken. If you come in under the left side of the seat with a long screwdriver you can push the latch open and release the seat stud.
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Thanks, I will give that a try.

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Default Still no joy.

I have tried this method and although I can see the arm move, the release (clamp) will still not open. I have also removed the seat lock and attempted to pull the cable manually, again I see the arm move but no release. So, I have decided to order an after-market seat and will attempt to cut the pin to get the old one off. The new seat will not utilize the seat locking mechanism.

Unfortunately after ordering from this company I have seen several negative reviews about their build quality and fitment. Most of those reviews were from 2012/13 so I'm putting faith in American capitalism and the company's ability to right itself. Wish me luck, cause if I cut the old one off and the new one doesn't fit I'm going to be very uncomfortable.

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if not I have one of those clamps I can sell you.

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The only other thing I can add is that sometimes I have to push down and forward on the back of the seat to get the edge of the seat pin to come free and release the seat. Good luck
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if not I have one of those clamps I can sell you.
Thanks Atbyrne, I may take you up on that. I really hate the idea of cutting my seat post to get it off.

Do you know if these are allen bolts or rivets, and if they're bolts is there a nut underneath or do the thread into the frame? I've been looking at that "clamp" mechanism wondering if I can remove that to release the seat.
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They are Allen head bolts and it is a welded nut.ImageUploadedByMO Free1433286378.065909.jpg

Can you get to the bolts to unbolt the whole bracket?


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I think if you can get that pushed with a screw driver and have someone else oil on the seat it will come off. I think it is just stuck.


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I think if you can get that pushed with a screw driver and have someone else oil on the seat it will come off. I think it is just stuck.


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Two of us tried that for about an hour, and couldn't get it to release.I suspect prying the seat up to get to the lever is pinching the dog ear on the seat post in such away as to prevent it from coming out. We couldn't keep pressure on the leaver and push down and forward on the seat.

As I looked at the pic I attached last night, it's easy to see there had been some issue before. The scratching around the hole tells me the post may be out of plumb, or the seat-pan is distorted throwing the post out of alignment. It's always been a pain to remove. I think I can get a socket extension and an allen head socket in there to take the latch off. At least those tools are cheaper than a stock seat... and I'm still holding faith that the after market seat fit's and looks as good as advertised.

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