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Need help putting seat back on, finding fuel switch & kill switch

Just need the simple instructions on putting my seat back on. Simple, but not to me, its been years since ive toke it out 4 a spin. I can either get the front latch to catch or the 2 back ones but not all 3. please help i also forgot where the fuel switch and kill switch is if theres one.

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The only kill switches on the xb9s is the kickstand switch, the right hand thumb switch and the key switch. As for your seat, make sure your tool kit is out of the way(if you still have it) and that the battery is the correct size and is sitting in it's cradle completely. The front of the seat is pushed down dirst and slid forward and the back is popped down onto the two legs.

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