Fitting the seat

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Dapper dan
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Fitting the seat

Post by Dapper dan » Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:15 pm

Am I going bonkers ...or is fitting the seat an total b@@@@@@?
Just bought a new seat cover....which I think looks great (will post pics when finished ) and I can't get the seat back in position...it was a bugger the first time...the tank is as far forward as possible....the seat plastic tongue is locating in the frame slot....but I'm still about 1/2 an inch from the seat locating into its lock.....driving me mad...is there a simple thing I'm missing???😥😥😥
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Re: Fitting the seat

Post by shebee » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:48 am

I know mine takes a bit of flexing / negotiation to get it to click in. I cant remember if there adjustment on the brackets on the seat pan, if you took the brackets off to re cover it might have moved?
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Re: Fitting the seat

Post by andybaggies » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:03 am

The battery position is critical in fitting the seat.

It's dead easy to think the battery is fitted OK but it is in fact not pushed in far enough into it's recess. There is a lip in the recess that the battery can hit which makes you think that is as far in as it will go. But if you lift the battery up a little more from underneath, so it is more horizontal, you'll find iyou can slide it back a touch more.

This then allows the seat 'tongue' to sit lower and more farther forward.

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Re: Fitting the seat

Post by Dapper dan » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:17 pm

Nice tip.....now if I'm only brave enough to take the seat off again and try it! :happyhappy:

Ended up drifting the seat prongs with a rubber mallet to get it to engage!!!😧😤😤
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