So after getting my Bird, I noticed the previous owner had put this big metal plate over the fender and had a single hole drilled into it, I guess for a bracket or something. I removed the plate and also noticed a lock there. Since all the bikes I have had/ridden have always had a helmet lock on the side of the rear and not literally on the rear fender itself, I thought this lock was somehow a part of the plate assembly. So I removed that too. Well apparently this WAS the helmet lock and now I can't remove my seat to do simple things like check coolant levels/flush coolant, check airbox, spark plugs, etc. Does anyone know if there is a lever deep within where the lock was that I could lift with something that will unlock the seat so I can remove it?
I've attached some pictures of the plate and what the current situation is like: IMG_1620.JPGIMG_1621.JPGIMG_1624.JPGIMG_1626.JPGIMG_1636.JPGIMG_1637.JPG