My brother's Honda CB125F has its seat locked in and turning the key has no effect so it is stuck.

What is the best way to go about opening it up so we can fix the mechanism?

  • Did you try pushing down on the seat while turning the key? – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Nov 24 '16 at 18:44
  • @Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 I don't think we tried that, will do soon, but I believe it wouldn't have affect. Will report soon. – MrVentzi Nov 25 '16 at 9:48
  • @Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 That didn't work unfortunately – MrVentzi Nov 25 '16 at 17:45
  • It was worth a try :o) – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Nov 25 '16 at 18:09
  • Does the key fully turn? – kyle_engineer Jul 27 '17 at 19:45

Try spraying lubricant into the lock and around it. Then press hard on the lock while turning the key.


I have a similar problem with my ZX7R. You should find a way to get to the mechanism from somewhere else. Maybe removing the side covers and then unlocking it by hand. Thats the way I do it.

  • I thought about doing it that way, but the panels/fairings have bolts that are under the seat and can't access them :/ – MrVentzi Nov 25 '16 at 9:47
  • You could always try removing what bolts and screws you can reach, then gently prying the fairing away and reaching in to get at the cable that goes to the seat latch. – Ceshion Apr 28 '17 at 17:17

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