Unlocking rear seat: Why there? - Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Forum
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post #1 of 9 Old 06-18-2017, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Unlocking rear seat: Why there?

I've always kept under the seat (or rear seat in the case of a split seat) of the bikes a mean to clean the visor. Was once a can of Plexus. Past few years, it is eyeglass cleaner and a clean soft cloth. Works like a charm.

I now own a 2017 Ninja 1000. Fantastic bike. Nothing more to add to all your comments and the professional reviews we've all read 20 times. Except for the instrumentation hard to read in the sun, best bike I've owned.

Previous bike was a 2012 Z1000. On the Z1000, I always found the unlocking of the rear seat poorly placed. But OK, I mean on this kind of bike, you don't have side cases...

But I bought the new ride with the matching side cases. Now, not only do I have to look for the unlocking key hole in the under tail fender, but getting there is a challenge with the side case, blinker, and it is not always super clean after some time on the road.

So note to Kawasaki: Please move the unlocking mechanism for the rear seat in a more easily reachable spot. It could be anywhere, between the front and rear seats, on the back near the tail light, somewhere close to the passenger footpeg... I mean anywhere but where it is tight now...

After riding this bike 3000 km, it's the only negative...

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post #2 of 9 Old 06-18-2017, 03:59 PM
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I've always thought is was crazy that we don't even have a good spot for purchase insurance and registration paperwork.

Is there anywhere in the world that does not require paperwork? Yet, we are left with a zip lock baggie,a ND folding.

Bags work, of course, until the day you don't have them with you.

If they have not thought of this, can we expect they will ever consider the lock?
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post #3 of 9 Old 06-18-2017, 06:20 PM
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I agree with this altho I ride with a tank bag without fail. So my paperwork goes in there.

Beats taking the seat off if it becomes necessary.

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I've always thought is was crazy that we don't even have a good spot for purchase insurance and registration paperwork.

Is there anywhere in the world that does not require paperwork? Yet, we are left with a zip lock baggie,a ND folding.

Bags work, of course, until the day you don't have them with you.

If they have not thought of this, can we expect they will ever consider the lock?
dont need paperwork in australia,just need to carry a licence
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post #5 of 9 Old 06-18-2017, 09:39 PM
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I was so envious on one of my last trips to the store. When the fj09 rider started storing groceries, under his seat, it made me take notice.

Our paperwork laws are silly. They know everything the second they run your plate, up to an including the vehicle being inspected for safety, and insurance. However, God help you if you are caught without a SIGNED registration. Unsigned, it's the same as not having one, and it's a 200.00 fine, and they can impound, if desired.

I always sign mine in crayon.
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in florida we have drive license card, insurance card, and registration paper (folded in wallet).........some day i should buy a bag
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post #7 of 9 Old 06-19-2017, 11:09 AM
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I tend to keep all of my paperwork for all of my vehicles in my wallet. If I could realistically leave it on the bike/with the bike, I would love to do so. It fattens my wallet too much.

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post #8 of 9 Old 06-19-2017, 12:21 PM
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I noticed a small, square metal pocket just under the Gauge Cluster. Don't know what it's for??

I'm thinking if you made copies of your papers, rolled them up and put them in a large prescription pill bottle, maybe with some bubble wrap around it, or a small zip-lock bag, they might fit in there.
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I was so envious on one of my last trips to the store. When the fj09 rider started storing groceries, under his seat, it made me take notice.

Probably the thing I miss most on my ZRX. YTX10 battery and pod air filters made for some awesome under seat storage.

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