KEY LOCK SADDLES: If the key release seems hard to turn when removing the seat, push down on the saddle directly over the position of the key latch. This will relieve tension on the latch while you turn the key. Don’t force the key or you may risk breaking it! Sure, we can get you a new key, but it’ll be a major headache in the mean time won’t it?!
Another issue that can happen with the key lock saddles is the seat may push forward or rearward slightly and hang up on the latch pin when you try to remove it (the latch pin is beveled to minimize this occurance, but sometimes it still happens). This will give the impression that your saddle is stuck… don’t panic! Simply wiggle the seat around while turning the key to correct the pin being off centered in the lock. Since most people only have two hands, it may be helpful to have someone help you.
When mounting a key lock saddle, you may experience issues similar to the “latch bracket” problems outlined above. If so, the same theory applies only this time you would add a washer between the stainless steel latch pin and mounting bracket (or fender if applicable). A single washer or two will be enough to do the trick, but we have tested this to be safe and secure with up to four washers… You won’t need that many!