Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Falcon, CO, USA
OK! FWIW, the seat can be placed in the high position pretty easily. I had the same problem with my first K12 and wanted to throw it into the street and have a few trucks run over it to make it easier to install. But I digress..
Pull the seat to look under it so you can see where the Slot A's, Tab B's and the latch are located. Place the front of the seat down onto the bike, then lower the rear until the latch clicks. Then lift the front slightly and push foward gently til it goes into the front, higher slot, then press the rear into the latch if it hasn't already made that second 'click'. Mount up and ride.
If not successful, next time at dealer ask for K12 Seat 101 class. Best of Luck with the seat!
I'm not going to comment on the starting thing. You have 'nuff info already...
'09 K1300GT Royal Blue Met.
'03 K1200GT Orient Blue (Sold)
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