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I am not aware of the Suzuki model CL550L however a GL550L 1983-1986 has a key lock on both sides of the seat about halfway back at the base of the seat. The one on the left side is a combo helmet lock and seat lock. Turn it one way for helmet lock and the other for seat release. If the key will insert but not turn it is most likely not the right key. This is not uncommon on older models due to ignition switch replacement
Posted on Jan 07, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi there should be a lever on the left side of the seat towards the back, it doesn't look like a lever more like a helmet holder, move it up or down an the seat should come off
Posted on Mar 19, 2009
I have an 85 Sabre and was looking for an answer to this as well. I read the daniels solution. Not sure what Mr. Daniels is smokin but was he dead wrong. First, the helmet lock has nothing at all to do with this procedure. Why he thinks that is beyond me. Also, there is no "lever on the frame" to push forward.
So, after tugging a little here and there on my seat, I stumbled on the procedure. Here it is: 1) Remove the side covers off of each side of the bike. They are only held in place by grommets at 3 locations per side. A small tug at each of the 3 positions will remove them. 2) You will now be able to see a bolt on each side of the bike that secures the seat. Remove them. 3) Now it's technique time. The seat is now only held in place by a plastic tab and a steel tab. The plastic tab is part of the seat bottom at the front of the seat. The steel tab is on the frame of the bike. That steel tab goes into a slot on the underside of the seat. So here we go. Grab the back edge of the seat and firmly pull it rearward and slightly upward at the same time. That will disengage the molded slot on the underside of the seat from the steel tab on the frame. Once the seat has been disengaged from the steel tab, you can angle the seat upward. Once the seat is angled upward about 30 degrees, pull the seat in a rearward direction to disengage the plastic tab on the underside of the seat from the frame of the bike.
Since the air cleaner on a Sabre is underneath the fuel tank, all Sabre owners who do their own maintenace have to know how to remove the seat. One of the fuel tank bolts is hidden under the seat, The other two are on the front sides of the tank.
Posted on Apr 12, 2009
ok you loosen then 2 bolts on the bottom of each fork tube then remover the brake from the wheel. Make sure the bike is well sopported and then remove the axle bolt that hold the rim on and it will drop out.
Posted on Apr 28, 2009
SOURCE: seat removal
Remove the passenger seat, find the two bolts n the right and left side of the rifer seat - remove them.
Posted on Apr 11, 2010
Testimonial: "do not have manual to bike - need to remove the seat to have access to the battery. thank you."
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