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Author Topic: Removing & reinstalling seat  (Read 131 times)

DonTom

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Removing & reinstalling seat
« on: August 28, 2017, 07:34:04 AM »

What is the trick to remove and re-install the seat?  Has anybody come up with a way that works better than stock?

Both my Zero bikes (2017 DS & 2017SR) have the same issue. I own 8 motorcycles and six of them I can remove the seat in five seconds or less. The two Zeros can take me an hour just to get the seat off and on.

On both Zeros, I have the travel trunk installed that probably is making it a lot more difficult to get the two bolts out of the TT rack. Is there a fix or a trick so it doesn't take so long to remove and put back the seat?

-Don-  Auburn, CA
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Re: Removing & reinstalling seat
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 11:30:49 PM »

This is the best way we know of for the stock seat:  http://zeromanual.com/index.php/Unofficial_Service_Manual#Seat

And here are some modified ones that make it quicker and easier. http://zeromanual.com/index.php/Advanced_Modifications#Quick_Seat_Release

This is the thread its based from: http://electricmotorcycleforum.com/boards/index.php?topic=4612.msg31318#msg31318
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Re: Removing & reinstalling seat
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2017, 12:27:00 AM »

This is the best way we know of for the stock seat:  http://zeromanual.com/index.php/Unofficial_Service_Manual#Seat

And here are some modified ones that make it quicker and easier. http://zeromanual.com/index.php/Advanced_Modifications#Quick_Seat_Release

This is the thread its based from: http://electricmotorcycleforum.com/boards/index.php?topic=4612.msg31318#msg31318
Thanks for passing on that great info! I now have my seat off and I refuse to put it back on the stock way! Your links gave me some great ideas, even if  if I don't follow them exactly. Thanks again.

-Don-  Auburn, CA
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2016 Orange Moto Guzzi Stelvio
2017 Orange/Black Zero DS ZF 6.5
2017 Red Zero SR ZF13 w/ Pwr Tank
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