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Offline Will vZ

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Seat problem?
« on: December 16, 2011, 06:52:22 PM »
Has anyone else had a problem with the seat? Specifically, the two lugs at the front which fit under two others at the rear of the tank keep coming adrift. If so, any solutions?

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Re: Seat problem?
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2011, 07:56:29 PM »
No problem with the seat in 6000+ miles but then I have never taken it off
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Re: Seat problem?
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2011, 08:03:49 PM »
The only problem I had with the seat was no being able to lift it :027: I went to see the dealers and they kindly explained to me how to do it. Hold key with one hand, with the other hand lift gently from the top and use the third hand give it a tap towards the back ... :112: This is the most complex motorcycle seat I've seen so far. And I'm a bit worried about lugs you mention but no problems yet.

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Re: Seat problem?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2011, 08:40:47 PM »
*Originally Posted by Will vZ [+]
Has anyone else had a problem with the seat? Specifically, the two lugs at the front which fit under two others at the rear of the tank keep coming adrift. If so, any solutions?

Not the easiest of seats to lift off but have mastered it now and don't have a problem. I find you need to push it forward and down at the front first when re mounting it so the front lugs engage first. You may not be pushing it forward enough.

Also - I make a point of not leaning the seat on the two fork ends when its not atached as this could force them apart and make lug connection difficult without a fourth pair of hands to hold each side in.
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Re: Seat problem?
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2011, 06:03:44 PM »
It's not so much refitting the seat, as the fact that one side or other comes unhitched whilst riding.

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Re: Seat problem?
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2011, 06:11:28 PM »
It sounds as though you definitely have a problem there. Maybe you should report it to your dealer and get it sorted under warranty
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Re: Seat problem?
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2011, 06:14:26 PM »
Not the easist seat to refit but once front lugs are located they stay there ( for me ). Would agree with Rocker in that you seem to have a problem , let the dealer look at it

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Re: Seat problem?
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2011, 12:12:39 PM »
Agree - pop into dealer  :028:
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Re: Seat problem?
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2011, 08:39:35 AM »
Yes, there is a minor fitting problem of the front hook under the seat.
The 2 hooks (Left & Right) at the front are the plastic moulded as an integrated part of the entire seating frame & it is kindly short, just sufficient to retain the seat in position.
While riding, it's ok if you don't shift your body position too much when leaning towards corner.
If you shift your body position frequently, especially along the curvy road, then you may find the hook detached from the fitting. Just not sure how long it will last.

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Re: Seat problem?
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2011, 03:24:35 PM »
I have the same problem with the seat. The left hand front seat catch comes undone during riding. It happens every time I ride. Short of using the Irish (no offence) screwdriver I think the only course of action is a trip to the dealer. Its the only fault so far I have with the bike.

As regards removing the seat...not easy with a top box. Still there is so little room under the seat I have only had to do it to fix the above.