That compartment you're referring to is interesting... small like opening, but goes kind of deep to either side. I was thinking, if something small was placed in there, I wondered how difficult it would be to retrieve it.The seat came easy to me, it was the gas cap that drove me a little crazy (don't really know why) until I got used to it. But Lennie there is better storage above the gas cap, a little compartment, the dealer can show you when you get your bike. I put my paperwork, keys, glasses, garage remote in there when I go out.
Thanks ET.. In ages gone by I kept my insurance material in a sandwich baggie, and usually tucked under the seat. Probably do the same here - in a baggie, taped under the seat.Key stays in the gas cap until you push it back down, then it changes position so you can remove it.
That storage compartment holds a riding shirt, if you work the arms down each side and have the body part rolled up, you can work one in easily. I wouldn't put the registration in there...
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Unless i've grown tentacles to offset the lack of 4 extra arms i've no idea either, i have to keep the **** key twisted while somehow pulling back with the other arm that doesnt have anything to grab onto.. This seat lock design is a joke at best and a bad one. Even the dealer had trouble removing it when i asked him to demonstrate it, since then i've had no luck removing it at all.Has any CTX700 owner have tips on removing the seat? I was able to do this when I picked the bike up but unable to do so now. I don't want to break anything! Thanks.
Both the seat and gas cap are easy to remove.Yes, the seat and the gas cap have both given me anxiety!!!!