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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-06-2012, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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97 VN800 Seat Removal

Hi , how the %^$# do you get the seat off this thing ? got the leak problem sorted but now the battery is flat . Thanks . Rod
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Take off the small (8mm) bolt from the back of the seat and pull backwards on the seat. It can take some force.
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Got it ,Thanks . The bolt was missing from mine . do you know the bolt dimensions ? 8mm but what pitch and length ? Rod
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Thanks Guys, appreciate the help . Rod
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Well, I got to tell you , don,t know if mine is different or not ,but the 8mm will not go near it . too big . . I bought an 8mm tap and it would not even start in the threads . I am going to try a 6mm to see how that does .
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Well, I got to tell you , don,t know if mine is different or not ,but the 8mm will not go near it . too big . . I bought an 8mm tap and it would not even start in the threads . I am going to try a 6mm to see how that does .
It's a 6x1.0x14mm flanged chrome plated bolt. But a button-head stainless bolt would look good there too.



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Take off the small (8mm) bolt from the back of the seat and pull backwards on the seat. It can take some force.
I have removed the bolt,and have pulled backward with some force,but no luck. Anybody got any tips??? I am trying to remove the seat,and having a very difficult time :-(
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Pull harder. It is tight fit. Just wait. Putting it back on is just as much fun. Only in reverse. I stand directly behind mine, and pull firmly rearward, and maybe a little downward, using both hands. Good Luck.
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Pull harder. It is tight fit. Just wait. Putting it back on is just as much fun. Only in reverse. I stand directly behind mine, and pull firmly rearward, and maybe a little downward, using both hands. Good Luck.
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I can move it side to side so I felt like WD40 wasn't needed. I have pulled pretty hard backward,matter of fact I was afraid I was going to knock the bike down since I pulled so hard. Will give it round 2,round 1 went to the bike.
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