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Can the motor be started without the seat on?

Hello Greg,

If it is all-stock, yes it can, as with all motorcycles normally.
There is one reason though for the opposite.
An anti-theft and/or alarm device that disables ignition when seat is removed.
If you're experiencing a problem, feel free to come back anytime.

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