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Old 03-27-2012, 10:12 PM   #2971
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OK you guys really get technical on this thread but I have an easy one for you. I CANT GET MY SEAT ON. I have tried so many times its embarassing. I have not had it on since I put on the Clock Works 3.4 gallon tank. The EE seat goes on no problem. Are there any mods for the stocker with this tank? I get the front on and cannot get the seat far enough forward to line up the rear hole with the bolt coming through the fender. I even tried hitting it with a rubber mallet and it won't go far enough forward.

Any suggestions?
My Safari tank came with a short piece of aluminum that mounted to the tank mount. The front seat mount was moved farther up to make the seat work. Did your tank come with anything like that?
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:52 AM   #2972
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OK you guys really get technical on this thread but I have an easy one for you. I CANT GET MY SEAT ON. I have tried so many times its embarassing. I have not had it on since I put on the Clock Works 3.4 gallon tank. The EE seat goes on no problem. Are there any mods for the stocker with this tank? I get the front on and cannot get the seat far enough forward to line up the rear hole with the bolt coming through the fender. I even tried hitting it with a rubber mallet and it won't go far enough forward.

Any suggestions?
Pretty common, slide the seat on as far forward as it will go then take your elbow and slam the rear part of the seat down, it will pop right on. It's a tight fit with the Clockworks tank.

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Old 03-28-2012, 05:16 AM   #2973
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I grab the rear section of the seat with both hands and give it a quick but somewhat forceful push forward with a bit of downward pressure....it pops into place...
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:34 AM   #2974
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Pretty common, slide the seat on as far forward as it will go then take your elbow and slam the rear part of the seat down, it will pop right on. It's a tight fit with the Clockworks tank.

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I grab the rear section of the seat with both hands and give it a quick but somewhat forceful push forward with a bit of downward pressure....it pops into place...
I just whack it with my Johnson
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:06 AM   #2975
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The big nut on the subframe that the seat bolt threads through is chamfered on one side to allow easy mounting of that seat receiver section. If you've had that nut off and unknowingly put it on backwards, you won't get your seat back on.

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Old 03-28-2012, 10:30 AM   #2976
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The big nut on the subframe that the seat bolt threads through is chamfered on one side to allow easy mounting of that seat receiver section. If you've had that nut off and unknowingly put it on backwards, you won't get your seat back on.

DAMHIK.

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Doc,

I've been struggling with my seat for about a year now (acerbis gas tank).

I can't believe I've never seen that the nut is chamfered.

THANKS!
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:55 PM   #2977
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@jesusgatos- I have wondered who's bike that was. It looks nice. Do you have any pics of it loaded so I can have a more clear idea of how you load and tie down your luggage. I think it is a great idea.
Found a few pics for you. Sorry, couldn't find any up-close, but these are all from rides and should give you some kind of any idea of how we're carrying our gear. Easy to pack/unpack/re-pack and we've never had to re-adjust a load or re-tighten a strap.












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Old 03-28-2012, 04:56 PM   #2978
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Wow thanks for all the quick responses you guys are great about supporting eachother. However there is no Fing way that seat is going back on. I will wait for my EE seat to get the Seat Concepts cover to be done. Should get it back in a few days.

I tried everything. Oh well I guess the key is being smarter than the seat.
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:21 PM   #2979
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Wow thanks for all the quick responses you guys are great about supporting eachother. However there is no Fing way that seat is going back on. I will wait for my EE seat to get the Seat Concepts cover to be done. Should get it back in a few days.

I tried everything. Oh well I guess the key is being smarter than the seat.
We had that problem with one of our bikes. Best we could figure, the subframe must have been a little wonky. Had to file the front part of the nut to get the seat to fit right.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:25 PM   #2980
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I'm pretty sure its the tank. I tried taking it off and then re mounting only the center bolt with no radiator nuts attached thinking I could jam the whole thing forwad. But no go. HMMMMMMMMMM...............
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:27 PM   #2981
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Wow thanks for all the quick responses you guys are great about supporting eachother. However there is no Fing way that seat is going back on. I will wait for my EE seat to get the Seat Concepts cover to be done. Should get it back in a few days.

I tried everything. Oh well I guess the key is being smarter than the seat.
Do you have a way to heat the seat up?

When I put the 530 13 liter tank on the XCW300 I have to use a warm seat.
I have to either let it sit out in the sun for an hour or so or else use a space heater.

Once it's warmed up it pops right on (with a pretty good hit if the hand).

It's gotten better to the point where it will slide and pop on pretty easy.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:39 PM   #2982
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When I picked up the new bike last august and they had already put on the EE tall soft seat on so maybe this is the wrong one. Its about a half inch off!

I'll call them tomorrow.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:49 PM   #2983
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I have the EE Tall soft and the Clockwork tank..........
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:50 PM   #2984
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I have the EE Tall soft and the Clockwork tank..........
The EE seat works fine, a little tight but ok the stock is the problem, anyway I'll call my dealer.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:29 AM   #2985
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Bob,

You have to "Pimp Slap" that seat into place. That is what the guy on West Coast Customs would tell you. I just cut my Tall Soft seat down and had to beat it back on the bike as others have stated.

@jesusgatos - That looks great and like a lot of fun. Thanks for the photos
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