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    Removing the seat without the key?

    I have an 07 650r and am in a bit of a situation
    Is it possible to remove the seat from the bike without the key?

    I changed the oil for the first time on the bike last weekend without breaking anything or spilling oil everywhere in my garage. Unfortunately I noticed the next day.. that my key was nowhere to be found. Of course I was stupid enough to not make a spare, and as it was purchased used from a dealer, have no keycode. I cannot see how to remove the ignition without drilling it out (i've heard the keycode can be found on it), and I am about to have a locksmith come out and rekey it for ~$130.

    I thought about it today and think there is a 1% chance the key may have ended up in the tool bag before i put it back under the seat and closed it up. Unfortunately i do not know how to get the seat off without a key. I can pry the seat up a decent ways and was thinking if there is a way to pop the seat lock without damaging it/the bike, it would be worth to see if the key is there. I'd hate to spend 130 and then find the key underneath.

    Is this possible to do? I tried searching and didnt find an answer, but if my search skills are lacking i would certainly appreciate a link.

    Thanks for any help you can provide and ride safe!
    2007 Blue Ninja 650R
    2008 Red Ninja 500R

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    Im not sure that there is a way. Maybe take the side panel off of the bike and then try to access the cable that operates the locking mechanism at the rear of the bike.

    Failing that my brother found a way of opening his.
    Granted its a moped, but it made me think, hitting it on the lock in an upward motion. Pops right open
    Though I wouldnt do that to our bikes, lol

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    Pull the left side tail-fairing off. Located the locking mech for the seat switch. Disconnect the cable from the lock cylinder and pull the cable. Seat should come loose.
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    I will try to get the fairing off tomorrow. I was messing with it the other day and it looked like a screw that was covered under the seat kept it in place, but i'll see what i can do
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    Have the locksmith pick the lock for the seat first. Should take him 10 seconds if he is good. If the key isn't in there he can do the rekey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twowheeladdict View Post
    Have the locksmith pick the lock for the seat first. Should take him 10 seconds if he is good. If the key isn't in there he can do the rekey.
    I agree with twowheeladdict here. Problem with trying to remove the seat or fairing and messing with the lock mechanism yourself is your said only a 1% chance the key is there. If you damage any of these things for a 1% chance you will spend not only the $130 for the rekey but you will gave to replace anything else you damage in the chase for a possible key under the seat. 1% is a slim chance and a seat or fairing replacement can be costly.

    Just my

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    Can the dealer get the key code from the VIN #?

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    Idk if they can use the VIN #, but when I bought my bike used, they gave me 2 keys and a little metal tag with a code on it. The tag is supposed to be used to order a new key from Kawasaki if I ever lose both of mine.
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    ok i will have the guy try to pick the seat first. good idea. I'm waiting until next week to get it done, but of course the weather is AMAZING this week -_-

    Thanks for all the responses everyone!
    2007 Blue Ninja 650R
    2008 Red Ninja 500R

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