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So, as I understand it, that block is supposed to prevent unwanted access to the underseat area (thieves & other nefarious characters...  like V-Strom riders, for example :) ). 

So while you can absolutely get by without it, the rider’s seat is - allegedly - much easier to access when that rubber block is absent.  

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Easier still if you do something like this.   I always understood, from previous posts here, that the purpose of the cap is to prevent stuff in the plastic 'tray' under the rear seat from sliding forward and affecting whatever bits are under/ in front of the cap, although that sounds unlikely to me.   But what a clumsy mechanism is that entire seat raising and lowering structure and locking system...


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Riding a fully-farkled 2019 MT-09 Tracer 900 GT from my bayside home in South East Queensland, Australia.   

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I have screwed a plastic number-plate screw into the block, with just enough height left to grab easily. The block is definitely there for security reasons.

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Red 2015 Tracer, UK spec (well, it was until I started messing with it...)

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On 3/18/2019 at 10:03 PM, betoney said:

I forgot about that little block, I threw mine away almost 2 years ago.

Did same with mine, now can't find it 😁

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