I've been having problems with my seat, but haven't been able to find any solutions yet. The closest I came to someone having my problem was this thread, which was with an aftermarket seat: http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread....seat-on-R100RT
I'm the second owner of the bike, and the original owner had an aftermarket seat on it for many years, but kept the original. I want to try using the original, since I like the way it looks more, and it seems like it wouldn't be terribly uncomfortable (time will tell).
Here's the situation, though. When I fit in the swing hinges properly and close the seat, it doesn't latch. If I slam it a few times, it eventually latches, but only because the hinges become dislodged. At that point, it then becomes nearly impossible to reopen the seat, requiring a lot of pushing down and shimmying, to eventually get it loose enough to pull open. Has anyone else experienced something similar? What should I be looking for to diagnose the problem, and what might a suitable solution involve? I'm a fairly new rider, so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for anything you might have to offer,