Question about Harley Davidson Motorcycles
I removed my seat and don't remember how to put it back on
Posted by Anonymous on
Hi Anonymous, seat removal can range from the simple and obvious to the complex and baffling for the novice new Harley Davidson owner. Seems like the more expensive the bike is the harder it is to remove the seat. So let's start with the most expensive. 99% of all Harley seats have a male tounge in the front that slides into a female reciever that is either bolted or welded to the frame just behind the fuel tank. For this reason when ever you are removing a seat you must always slide it backwards 3-5 inches. Next they may may have a bolt on each side usually under a flap on the seat. Then there is the seat strap that is secured on both sides, only one side needs to be removed. A single phillips head bolt can secure it to the rear fender or it may have a bracket with two studs secured by nuts or knobs to fasten the rear portion of the seat. On newer model short seats there may be a "T" stud that locks in the rear portion of the seat just a few inches in front of the rear seat bolt, you have to push forward and lift up after you remove the bolt. If you have a pillion pad or passenger seat that snugs up against the front seat there can be a bolt securing the two to the rear fender, you have to get your hand in between the two seats and force seperation of seat material to see and gain acess to the bolt. Finally there is the rear seat bolt in the back that is the caboose of seat fasteners, usually a large chrome bracket, that screws into the rear fender. Care must be exercised in covering this shinny bauble with your hand during the sliding back procedure so as to NOT scratch the tour pak. So when all the hidden and mysterious fasteners have been removed, it's lift up in the rear, slide backwards a few inches and bingo you have mastered the impossible. Good luck and have nice day.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First your seat should have a key hole to unlock your seat from the frame. Look for something that resemble a key hole where you can stick your ignition key into and twist clock or counter-clock wise for 1/4 turn and pop-up the seat. Happy hunting
Posted on Apr 13, 2010
SOURCE: Ignition switch wont come out
you need to get a big screw driver pref. craftsman they have the biggest tip you have to align the tumbler all the way to the lock position. Note: turn the bottom one first then the top it is impossible to turn both at the same unless you spend 50 bones on the special tool that Harley f**king Davidson sells go figure more corporate bs. then put it in with the key in and turn it to desired position. Note 2: The handlebars must be turned all the way into lock position as if you were going to lock it. Hope all works
Posted on Jul 25, 2010
SOURCE: bike won't start, new Harley
I'm not too familiar with the later model bikes but if I were getting a clicking noise under the seat and the bike was not starting, I'd investigate the source of the noise. It's possible that it is a starter relay that engages the solenoid that is an integral part of the starter. Look at the starter from the right hand side of your bike. You'll see a single small wire that connects to the end of the starter just above the end plate of the solenoid. Disconnect this wire and connect a test light or volt meter to the wire. Turn on your ignition switch and press the start button. You should hear the click under the seat and see voltage at the end of that wire. If not, replace the relay, a plastic cube about an inch in dimension.
Posted on Jul 02, 2011
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