This is probably a bonehead thing that will only happen to me but I thought I would pass it along. Don't do as I did yesterday and cram a bunch of stuff, a small back pack and a cargo net (which fits ok) but I threw in on top of all that the case for my glasses and during the ride it shifted around and ended up jammed in behind the latch that opens the seat. I had to use a stiff piece of wire and fish it in like when you lock the keys in your car (not that has happened to me), anyway I had to use this to move the case out of the way which was no easy task. But after i was successful I got to thinking about attaching a small wire with a ring on the end of it to the arm of the lock mechanism, drill a small hole through the undertail and have a pull latch to pop the seat. eliminating the need for the key and keeping the latch hidden. Hmmmmm maybe another free and practical mod.