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Is there something I'm missing? I can't seem to get the stock seat to go back on. The screw on the back won't screw in but it will when I take the seat off.

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Remove the plastic/rubber cover that is on the horizontal seat bracket that is bolted to the fender. This will give you more wiggle room to get the bolt started.
 

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Remove the plastic/rubber cover that is on the horizontal seat bracket that is bolted to the fender. This will give you more wiggle room to get the bolt started.
The only thing the bolt screws in to is the metal piece on the seat. Am I missing something else? This seat is killing me lol

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Is it and 800A or the 800 Classic? Stock seat? Should be a tongue in the front of the seat that slips under a tab by the tank. Then there is the horizontal bar that is attached to the fender that the seat clips into. Then the bolt should just slip through the metal tongue on the rear of the seat and thread into the fender.
 

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800 classic stock seat I believe. Are you talking about the bar that the two metal clips under the seat go on? If so there is plastic or rubber on mine. Maybe I need a new bolt?

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800 classic stock seat I believe. Are you talking about the bar that the two metal clips under the seat go on? If so there is plastic or rubber on mine. Maybe I need a new bolt?

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Yes, like I said before. REMOVE the plastic. This will allow you to move the seat slightly forward so the bolt will go in. Did you remove the seat? Why? Did the fender get moved? Are you slipping the front seat tongue into the receiver? It's quite simple. You need to describe more detail. The bolt should easily slip through the hole in the rear tab and then thread into the fender. Is it just not lining up? Slam the seat forward with your fist if you need to.
 

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Yes, like I said before. REMOVE the plastic. This will allow you to move the seat slightly forward so the bolt will go in. Did you remove the seat? Why? Did the fender get moved? Are you slipping the front seat tongue into the receiver? It's quite simple. You need to describe more detail. The bolt should easily slip through the hole in the rear tab and then thread into the fender. Is it just not lining up? Slam the seat forward with your fist if you need to.
Sorry shores, I meant to say there is NOT any plastic or rubber on my bar. I took the seat off to replace the petcock. Maybe something isn't quite lining up. I'll give it another go this weekend and see how it goes. I'll post some pics too.

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The most common problem with this type of seats is that You probably miss the bar with seat hooks when put it on. First, check the distance between hooks. Sometimes it gets wider and one of them misses the bar.
 

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Seat Install

The trick that works for me is to just get the tab under the tank as little as possible then push seat down towards frame and slide it forward until the bolt hole is lined up. What usually happens is you get the seat too far forward and not down enough causing it two hooks to ride up on top of the bar.
 
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