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Offline peasemold

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Re: Why is the seat so difficult to replace?
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2018, 11:11:56 PM »
True, it's often reluctant to part from the bike, but I find that less annoying than trying to put it back on.
After all, if it won't come off, I can just say s*d it and ride off. But not if it won't go back on!
All in all, Honda seem to have made a bit of a hash of the seat.   :006:

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Re: Why is the seat so difficult to replace?
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2018, 06:40:33 PM »
A dab of silicone grease on the sliding bits and under the lug for the seat helps too.
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Re: Why is the seat so difficult to replace?
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2018, 10:12:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by peasemold [+]
True, it's often reluctant to part from the bike, but I find that less annoying than trying to put it back on.
After all, if it won't come off, I can just say s*d it and ride off. But not if it won't go back on!
All in all, Honda seem to have made a bit of a hash of the seat.   :006:

before everyone takes a hacksaw to their bikes.....try this:

push the front of the seat down so the front tab just engages and, while holding it down with one hand, bend the rear portion up a touch (it's only plastic!)...the mid hooks will now locate.....then give it a thump at the back to close the retaining catch.

I's not the most elegant arrangement , I grant you. :006:

The other thing I've noticed is the gap between the seat and the panels. There's no scope for adjustment in either, unless you start shaving rubber off the bump stomps. I'm going to run a strip of matt black vinyl on the upright edge of the rear side panels to neaten things up. Might seem like a trivial detail.......and it is. I'm that sort of guy!
« Last Edit: December 10, 2018, 10:17:58 PM by Jonathan »

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Re: Why is the seat so difficult to replace?
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2018, 10:17:48 PM »
I just firmly hold down the front of the seat with my left hand and press firmly down in the middle over the hooks with my right hand until I feel the hooks drop down and engage (the plastic seat pan will flex), then slide the whole thing forward.  Once in place a firm press on the tail end of the seat will lock it down.  Total time to install the seat, 10 seconds or less.
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Re: Why is the seat so difficult to replace?
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2018, 10:54:08 PM »
Great info to read three pages how to remove and add your seat..
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Re: Why is the seat so difficult to replace?
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2018, 11:20:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by Rexelstar [+]
Great info to read three pages how to remove and add your seat..
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Let's see if we can make it to page 4... :001:

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Re: Why is the seat so difficult to replace?
« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2018, 01:48:14 AM »
*Originally Posted by Jonathan [+]
Let's see if we can make it to page 4... :001:
Come on, page 4!
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Re: Why is the seat so difficult to replace?
« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2018, 03:17:19 AM »
The seat comes off? :087:
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Re: Why is the seat so difficult to replace?
« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2018, 03:22:00 AM »
I took my seat off to find spare parts wrapped in socks from the previous owner. Page 4 yet?

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Re: Why is the seat so difficult to replace?
« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2018, 07:46:20 AM »
All You long-established forum members aren't trying hard enough - I'm sure you can get at least four pages out of a very minor topic.    :001:

 


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