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WITH A DEAD BATTERY,HOW CAN I OPEN THE SEAT, THE BURGMANN

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WITH A DEAD BATTERY,HOW CAN I OPEN THE SEAT
JA: Did you test the battery with a voltmeter? And have you ever changed one before?
Customer: THE BURGMANN BEING PARKED IN MY HOUSE FOR OVER A YEAR WITHOUT
JA: What is the model/year of your motorcycle?
Customer: RECHARGIN G THE BATTERY
JA: What year is your motorcycle?
Customer: 2004
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I AM JUST TRYING TO REPLACE THE BATTRY. NOW HOW TO OPEN THE SEAT?
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: NO
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Louie replied 3 months ago.

Hi, I’m Louie. Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.

Initially and to my understanding, the Burgman series uses a cable for the seat latch/lock release thus mechanical and not a solenoid hence not electrical so even if the battery is dead, it can be opened.

Proposed preliminary tries (if have not been done):

  • • push down towards the rear of the seat while turning the key;
  • • turn the handlebar towards the left while turning the key to unlock the seat;
  • • check at the bottom of the passenger backrest for a black plastic covering that must be removed to gain access with a long screwdriver the cable/hook to the latch/lock.

All others would require access to the cable.

The video HERE would show the cable, linkage and lock.