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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-07-2016, 04:23 PM
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I can't say I disagree. But if I like it in that position I'll see what the low seat option from Honda is like because that'll look "normal"! Bl**dy OCD...
yea, if the low seat looks like it fits proper then I will get one, but no way can I stand it looking like its got the wrong seat fitted! even TW thinks it wrong
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even TW thinks it wrong
Oh dear! Damning comment. Still, I'd rather not drop it if I can help it.

I just wish I had longer legs - or more experience with taller bikes... But such is life!
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is it just me or is the vid now private or missing?
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is it just me or is the vid now private or missing?
Its missing now. This seat thing is really simple, as others state, get the back end in first. The tab sticking out of the back of the seat sits above or below plastic block under the pillion depending on which seat height you want, high or low. You can easily see the two places this tab will go. The front of the seat then sits on the corresponding hook to the tank.

The lower seat height does require a little bowing of the seat upwards to get the front on after securing the back. With one hand resting on the top of the seat in the middle and the other pulling the front of the seat up and back you can see the two hooks, that will then visually guide you to clip the top hook to the tank latch and the press down until you hear the lock latch. There is a little knack to it but easy once you have it. I think most peoples mistake is clipping the rear end in the top position and then trying to get the front end on in the lower position, making it seem difficult.
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is it just me or is the vid now private or missing?
Not sure what happened but video is public again.
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Not sure what happened but video is public again.






thanks.. you make it look easy.
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I had the same problem, but a firm hane and back in first then front then push the middle, job done. I'm over 6ft and after dropping my bike in a car park, I realised that I was on my tippy toes when on flat ground so no room for error. In the lowered seat position, all those prblems are gone, so it's not just a solution for short arses!! Ha Ha
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My Africa was delivered to me with the seat in the higher position. I am 193cm tall and 114Kg.

I removed it to check something and accidentally clicked it in the lower position. I loved it there.
The pillion seat gives me a tiny bit of lower back support and forces me to ride in a better position.

I tried several times to put it in the lower position and I could never make it click. I had given up and
tried to put it in the higher position ans it clicked in the lower one.

Anyway, its easy to do once you visualize whats going on: In the lower position the seat needs to be
further back to clear the sloping gas tank.
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I found on mine I have to put the back of the seat in first then pull the seat forward a little because the tab on the seat was not going into the tab on the tank (it was hitting on top of it ). I also pulled the front latch and installed two small washers under each bolt to raise the latch a little. It works good now but still not real easy.

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