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    Twisted seat

    Hi everyone !

    I hope I am using the right word on the title. Feel free to correct if I can use a better word for "twisted".
    So here is my problem : the seat does not align to the bike anymore. Here are some pictures :






    Any idea on how to get it back how it is suppose to be ?

    Thanks !

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    Make sure the front tab is inserted correctly, you can look underneath with a flashlight. And you can adjust the height of the rear latch by loosening it and moving it down very slightly. That should get it a little closer, but remember these were never Hondas.

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    OK. Thanks ! I am going to look a that adjust stuff.
    Yeah, I know it is not a Honda but when I see some pictures like this :
    http://ekladata.com/G3YR0lXzSn2F1x5gHnzLcthnDso.jpg
    I feel like mine looks really bad. I am sure I can get it a little better.

    Thanks again !
    Last edited by Niklos; 04-12-2021 at 05:05 PM.

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    Hmmm, I just realised that I have a second seat for that bike.
    And it looks a lot better with that other seat. Not perfect (as you said, it is not a Honda), but definitly a lot better.
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    I also checked, the front tab is inserted correctly and I did not see how to adjust the rear. Although, I don't really want to adjust it a lot as the second seat fits a lot better without any adjustment on the bike.
    edit : no idea why those pictures got upside down...

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    your seat misalignment is actually quite common as these bikes age. knowing your past history on here, you'll want to endlessly argue and question any written assistance and help received. the cause and the solution as follows:

    Your plastic seat pan/seat base is "bowed downward" in the middle where it bares the brunt of the riders' weight. simple as that.
    place piece of painters or masking tape on either side of seat directly parallel to where the driver sits.....remove seat....using tape marks as reference and using heat gun(NOT hair dryer or propane torch) move the heat gun around the seat pan area that corresponds to your tape marks. use common sense! heat that specific area...flip seat over and immediately place that heated area atop large wooden block and exert downward pressure on both front and rear seat portions. do this process 2 or 3 times and it will restore the seat pan to original shape and configuration.

    let the arguments and nitpicking commence. should be very entertaining.

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    What do you want me to argue on ?

    Your explaination, seams fine to me. I'll find a heat gun and do as you said.

    Thank you very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooter View Post
    And you can adjust the height of the rear latch by loosening it and moving it down very slightly.
    Here is a picture from the service manual. You really should download one of these for FREE from Buellmods.com

    latch.jpg

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    Thanks 34nineteen

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    I'm sure glad it's not a Honda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niklos View Post
    OK. Thanks ! I am going to look a that adjust stuff.
    Yeah, I know it is not a Honda but when I see some pictures like this :
    http://ekladata.com/G3YR0lXzSn2F1x5gHnzLcthnDso.jpg
    I feel like mine looks really bad. I am sure I can get it a little better.

    Thanks again !
    Just remember that image is photoshopped to clean up for a catalog or press/media use. Note the mirror lined up perfectly, as are the wheels.... and no kickstand. The valve stems are likely photoshopped out as well.



    or you can be like this guy. Hey Cooter, this place is in Lynwood, btw.... Angelos Burgers.



    Last edited by 34nineteen; 04-12-2021 at 08:23 PM.

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