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R1200S passenger seat removal.

I went to remove the passenger seat cowl from my R1200S but the nylon pull strap will not budge so perhaps it is incorrectly routed. Whatever the case the seat latch will not release and I am unable to remove the cowl. Can anyone advise me on how to proceed to resolve this dilemma?
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Have you had the passenger seat off before? If I remember right, with my R1200S I had to push down on the seat with some pressure and pull the cord at the same time. I'd try a couple things like that. I don't recall it being easy to just pull the cord.
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When I got the bike it had the passenger seat installed. I swapped it for the cowl which was no problem. I'm thinking I routed the nylon strap incorrectly when I installed the cowl. Should the strap exit to the side of the cowl or towards the front where the pad is attached to the cowl? There must be an emergency procedure for the eventual strap failure from age / fatigue.
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Give it a good pull and push forward at back with fingers or screwdriver if stuck.
I've just cable tied to cable.



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Thank you to all who replied. I was able to remove the cowl this morning. The pull strap was trapped under the cowl so I had to blindly fish around with a hooked piece of coat hanger until I snagged it and once retrieved it released in a jiffy.
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...I had to blindly fish around with a hooked piece of coat hanger until I snagged it and once retrieved it released in a jiffy.
That's why this is the technical board!
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