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Offline Rally Raid

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Re: Why is the seat so difficult to replace?
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2018, 07:06:13 PM »
Trim the two plastic arms back by about 10 mm with a hacksaw and it will make it much easier to slide them in
« Last Edit: December 09, 2018, 07:06:47 PM by Rally Raid »

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Re: Why is the seat so difficult to replace?
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2018, 07:12:36 PM »
Are they the right-angled "hooks" that go into the square-shaped hoops?
Sounds like a plan - they're a major obstacle to fitting the seat. Thanks.
« Last Edit: December 09, 2018, 07:14:06 PM by peasemold »

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Re: Why is the seat so difficult to replace?
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2018, 07:27:38 PM »
With the seat lined up to go back in, I push the front of the seat down and with the other hand on the rear part of the seat, push down and forward... There's a knack to it but it's also possible that as it gets used the fit loosens up a bit and gets easier to slot back in. If you have some silicone spay, applying some underneath the front area of the seat might make it slot in easier ?
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Re: Why is the seat so difficult to replace?
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2018, 07:41:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by peasemold [+]
Are they the right-angled "hooks" that go into the square-shaped hoops?
Sounds like a plan - they're a major obstacle to fitting the seat. Thanks.

Yes - as John at Rally-Raid suggests above, if you cut those hooks about 10mm in (you can see a rib in the moulding on the underside, cut just in front of that so it's still showing/becomes the end of the hook) and it is MUCH easier to fit the seat on and off, while the hooks still locate in the loops in the frame.

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Re: Why is the seat so difficult to replace?
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2018, 07:43:38 PM »
Brilliant - thanks for the confirmation and the extra detail!

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Re: Why is the seat so difficult to replace?
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2018, 08:16:49 PM »
Huge thanks to John at RR for the suggestion and to JMo for the detailed explanation - the problem is solved.
Doubtless practice will speed things up, but already it's two or three attempts instead of 20 minutes of rapidly rising blood pressure.   :001: :001: :001:

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Re: Why is the seat so difficult to replace?
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2018, 09:48:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by JMo [+]
Yes - as John at Rally-Raid suggests above, if you cut those hooks about 10mm in (you can see a rib in the moulding on the underside, cut just in front of that so it's still showing/becomes the end of the hook) and it is MUCH easier to fit the seat on and off, while the hooks still locate in the loops in the frame.

Jx

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Re: Why is the seat so difficult to replace?
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2018, 09:52:33 PM »
Indeed, and forums like this one - a mine of information, knowledge, expertise and experience. It's the way people freely help each other. too.

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Re: Why is the seat so difficult to replace?
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2018, 09:56:09 PM »
Absolutely. I've found quite a bit of great information and advice on this site as well as other moto forums, as well as have met some fellow riders.

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Re: Why is the seat so difficult to replace?
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2018, 11:08:40 PM »
Oddly, I normally find the seat a little harder to remove, than to replace (though less than 30 seconds, in each case!)

 


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