I can move it side to side so I felt like WD40 wasn't needed. I have pulled pretty hard backward,matter of fact I was afraid I was going to knock the bike down since I pulled so hard. Will give it round 2,round 1 went to the bike.
Stand beside gas tank, put both palms on the rear part of front seat and lean into it with your body pushing down and back at the same time. The bottom of the seat in the center, 1/2 way back, has 2 hooks that engage a bracket on the fender. The hooks are in line with the strap that goes along the rear protion of the seat. See photo. These are what is holding it.