2008 GL1800 Seat Removal


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bhill2@netzero.net
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2008 GL1800 Seat Removal

Post by bhill2@netzero.net » Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:58 pm



Only had it a month and need to remove the seat for accessory installation for the wife. Need instructions, none listed in owners manual.
Thanks in advance.



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Re: 2008 GL1800 Seat Removal

Post by pingjockey » Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:56 pm

Open the tour pack and there are two phillips head screws holding the passenger backrest on. Remove the two screws and the passenger back rest will lift off. You don't have to do this, but it makes seat removal much easier.

The passenger hand holds have two allen head screws in them. Remove the two screws and the seat will be loose. If you have the comfort package (heated seats) , you will need to unplug the connector for the heated seats. You can now lift the seat off.

Installation is basically the reverse. 1st, check that the four rubber bushings (two on each side) are fully installed. Reconnect your seat heater if installed. Install the front of the seat first. There are two white plastic tabs that should be installed under the back edge of the top shelter. Set the seat down on the frame and double check that the rubber bushings are aligned. Install the two mounting screws being careful not to cross thread them into the frame. Reinstall the passenger backrest and you are good to go.

It sounds harder than it really is.
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Re: 2008 GL1800 Seat Removal

Post by bhill2@netzero.net » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:45 pm

Thanks guys much.

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Re: 2008 GL1800 Seat Removal

Post by hotshot rasher » Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:09 am

Hi,To remove the seat from the Honda Goldwing, first you need a Allen key, the two grab handles one each side of the bike, which is for the passenger to hold on to, have to be removed, the two holes in the grab handles is where you will find a bolt in each hole, the bolt has an Allen key fitment, remove the two bolts in each grab handle, then lift the bottom of the seat at the back below the passengers back rest, lift it up above the back rest and pull it toward the back of the bike,then the seat will slide from under the tank clip.To replace it do everything in reverse good luck. regards Hotshot rasher.

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Re: 2008 GL1800 Seat Removal

Post by FlyBoy2121 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:17 pm

I all off you !!!!!
ust two things to watch when did replace the seat, watch the four boushings under the passenger section, and under the driver section there as a hook molded plastic has the same seat, a monitor is two things.

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Re: 2008 GL1800 Seat Removal

Post by jr04080 » Mon May 10, 2010 2:52 pm

I've taken mine off several times to run wires to the accessory terminals and its no big deal. Just be careful when you reinstall the seat to make sure the bushings all line up and if it is a heated seat, plug it back in.
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Re: 2008 GL1800 Seat Removal

Post by dalph07 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:38 pm

pingjockey, what is the "tour pack" on the GL 1800?

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Dola Compton
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Re: 2008 GL1800 Seat Removal

Post by Dola Compton » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:37 pm

Tour pack, pizza box, upper pannier, top luggage box, whatever you want to call the area behind the rear passenger seat where you stow your gear. Dola.

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Re: 2008 GL1800 Seat Removal

Post by dalph07 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:36 pm

Dola Compton wrote:Tour pack, pizza box, upper pannier, top luggage box, whatever you want to call the area behind the rear passenger seat where you stow your gear. Dola.
I understand now. Thank you for getting back to me. :D

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Re: 2008 GL1800 Seat Removal

Post by rabbott5 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:55 pm

hotshot rasher wrote:Hi,To remove the seat from the Honda Goldwing, first you need a Allen key, the two grab handles one each side of the bike, which is for the passenger to hold on to, have to be removed, the two holes in the grab handles is where you will find a bolt in each hole, the bolt has an Allen key fitment, remove the two bolts in each grab handle, then lift the bottom of the seat at the back below the passengers back rest, lift it up above the back rest and pull it toward the back of the bike,then the seat will slide from under the tank clip.To replace it do everything in reverse good luck. regards Hotshot rasher.
The only thing I do different is open the trunk. I unbolt the passenger handles, open the trunk, slide the seat into the void between the lid and the trunk. This gives you plenty of room to slip the front of the seat out from under the front clip.

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Re: 2008 GL1800 Seat Removal

Post by 2008retiredplb » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:42 am

You do not need to remove the passengers backrest. i.e.:remove the two screws from inside the tour pack (trunk). Just pull out the small part of the seat cushion between the backrest and the seat to give enough room to slide the seat to the rear of the bike and lift it off. Again, if it is a heated seat, remember the connections under the seat.

You can download a service manual that has all the information in it.
I print the pages or sections I need and put them in a loose leaf binder and can take them to the garage so I have it next to me when I work on the bike. If it gets dirty just print another page or two. I also use the binder to keep track of service records of my bike along with everything added to the bike, and information that I use often but is hard to find. Like torque specs and such. Many people do not use a torque wrench for tightening things like the oil plug and filter but it is well advised to do it. I have put around 75k on three bikes and only have used 1 crush washer in all that time. Get a decent click type torque wrench and use it anytime the service manual calls for bolt to be torqued.


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