Main Motorcycle: 2012 Tiger XC
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Webster Groves, Missouri, USA
Other Motorcycle: My RED '02 Sprint ST
Extra Motorcycle: 99 Thunderbird Sport
Mine takes a thump to get on, and a thump to get off, too. Once it's latched, I can't see it coming undone. Some of the tbirds and tbs's have the same latch, and one guy had his cable come off, or something, and he had to fish under the seat or take the fender off in order to work the latch to release his seat. I think you'll be ok. Guys with the newer sprints without latches used to comment on the difficulty of their seat screw, and would just leave them out.
2002 Sprint St, RaceTech Springs and GVE, Reworked Shock, Raised Rearsets!
Zero Gravity DB Windscreen, CF Tankpad, 18T Front Sprocket, Fuel Pressure Regulator Mod
Quick Turn Throttle Mod, Michelin PR3, CF TOR, Corbin Seat, Luggage Rack