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15 minutes 4 screws and it was done, no tupperware removed, easy peasy, and convenient

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15 minutes 4 screws and it was done, no tupperware removed, easy peasy, and convenient
New Burgman rider here. Please tell me more. Is the regular latch prone to failure or is there another reason to do this? No experience with the Burgman so I am still in the learning curve here.
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New Burgman rider here. Please tell me more. Is the regular latch prone to failure or is there another reason to do this? No experience with the Burgman so I am still in the learning curve here.
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No reason in particular to do it. The keyed latch works just fine for many years and there's an emergency way to open the trunk with just a screw driver. Do a search for keys locked in trunk.

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No reason in particular to do it. The keyed latch works just fine for many years and there's an emergency way to open the trunk with just a screw driver. Do a search for keys locked in trunk.
Roger that. I will be looking it over in the coming days to figure out some of this stuff. I appreciate the response.
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15 minutes 4 screws and it was done, no tupperware removed, easy peasy, and convenient
Can you elaborate on the "just four screws and it is done"? And the "no tupper-ware to remove"j?

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New Burgman rider here. Please tell me more. Is the regular latch prone to failure or is there another reason to do this? No experience with the Burgman so I am still in the learning curve here.
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There is always a lot of things to learn, but the most important part of learning is realizing that there is basically two ways to learn,
The EASY WAY or The HARD WAY! The HARD WAY is finding out that you cant open your scooter seat and realize that all your important stuff is under there, Cell Phone, Keys, I-Pad, Money, Wallet, etc.
The EASY WAY is to Plan Ahead and make provisions to be prepared for just such emergencies BEFORE they happen, by having a spare set of keys in your other pocket, spare keys hid on the bike, or maybe an emergency seat release.
One thing about the learning curve, don't let the curve come around and hit you in the back of the head!

Sometimes on older bikes, it has been known for water to get into the release cable and rust the cable so that it wont move. Or sometimes other things happen.
What if you are out on a hike and get back to your bike and find out that you don't have the key because in fell out a hole in your pocket, or fell out when you reached into you pocket to pull out a rag/handkerchef, or numerous other reasons. What Then? That spare key in your other pocket or hid on the bike will be worth it's weight in GOLD.
I could go on and on about being prepared for flat tires, and other stuff, but that's another thread on another day!

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New Burgman rider here. Please tell me more. Is the regular latch prone to failure or is there another reason to do this? No experience with the Burgman so I am still in the learning curve here.
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the most common failure is operator error, locking your key in the trunk, although it hasn't happened to me YET I thought it might be a convenient thing in case I locked them in there along with my screwdriver I always carry in my shirt pocket, like say when me and the eskimo woman are out on the lonesome prairee harvesting whale blubber or sumpthin, very rarely a cable fails, or mechanical difficulty prevents normal operation, but, for some reason you don't have the key with you , and want the trunk open and don't have a screwdriver handy, just stick your finger on the cable and pop it open, btw the cable is not visibleunless you know where to look and you don't have to bend over and dig around under anything to do it

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Seems like it would be a lot more reasonable to carry extra keys than to modify the bike.


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take out the 2 allen screws holding the latch mechanism in place, take out the 2 phillips screws holding the underseat storage bucket in
place at the back, bend down the bucket, pull latch mechanism out , attach lanyard between cable and cable retaining pin, feed lanyard
back thru the retaining bracket for the latch assy, out the side of the bike to the seat bumper area and then out to the grabby doohickey for the pillion rider, while you have the 2 big chunks of seat bumper rubber off , you might want to remove 1/8 or even 1/4 inch off the TOP of the bumpers, it will make the seat so much easier to latch, put latch mechanism back together, put pther 2 screws in and go have a well deserved refreshing beverage while listening to your s/o praise your manly achievements and maybe even your manly uh manliness .
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Seems like it would be a lot more reasonable to carry extra keys than to modify the bike.
I take it that the mechanism has been known to fail so that not even the key will work.
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