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I need to remove driver's backrest from my 2001 FLHTC with a Mustang Two-up saddle. How do I get the two pins back into the pinion so I can get the backrest off and remove the seat?

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is this just the seat itself or the seat cover? if its the seat assembly there should be 2 bolts holding the seat down located somewhere around the rear of the seat aprox 2 inches below the seat. if your talking about the seat cover you have to remove the staples thats holding the fabric down to the seat pan.

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most likely the pads are in the disc groove, just pull upwards with a bit of force, this is normal . also you can push the caliper sideways by hand to try and push the piston in a bit first

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SOURCE: Install saddle bags

A bolt is underneth the driver seat at rear. Hard to see. Maybe pull off driver seat first the rear seat - be sure you are using a soft saddlebag
support. Don't get bags caught in wheel

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SOURCE: remove rear seat ti install saddle bags

Normally one bolt in the back and the pillion slides into the driver seat. Pulling back on the pillion after removal of the hold down bolt usually releases it

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SOURCE: 2001 Honda Shadow Sabre 1100, Going to look at

Here is the "Blue Book"

Seems to be a bit over priced. I would ask the owner straight up why he is asking over $1,200 more than blue book value. (add ons? )
Also call your insurance agent and ask them what the full coverage replacement value is.

Are there maintenance records?
Has it ever been in an accident?
Why the new windshield with only 14 K miles?
Owner's manual with the bike?
When was it last registered?
Exhaust pipes chrome or Dark Blue? Dark Blue = been run hot or high RPM for extended period
What color is the engine and transmission oil? Does it smell like oil or have a burned smell?

Last thing to keep in mind... is ask yourself.. 14 K miles or 114K miles? While your looking at it. Title in the persons name that is selling you the bike?

There are many many more things to consider...including your own driving experience. There are 2 kinds of motorcycles......
Those that have been DOWN
and Those that are waiting to go Down. Either from falling off a foot rest or accidents. I have owned many motorcycles since 1970. Every motorcycle has their own story to tell... some good, some bad.


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