My seat removal video


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My seat removal video

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:27 pm



I'm having fun with this video thing, this is me removing my seat, I had cut a slot in the seats bracket so I could just remove the seat without pulling the bolts...I have found no ill effects doing it this way or cutting a section of the bracket out..I cut off the end of a 1/4" extention so there would be less pushing down on the rubber seal while loosening the bolt, it actually make it easier..Hope you like it. Especially the early 70's tunes...... :D

Please don't go do this, its just something I did, I aint right
Please don't go do this, its just something I did, I aint right
:lol: :D Helmet cam does pretty good I'd say fella's.. :lol:



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Re: My seat removal video

Postby patbrandon1 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:45 am

Cool video, and the song is like going back in time. One question, maybe two. Did you change the setup of the adjustable seat? And did you change the socket head bolts to regular bolts?

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Re: My seat removal video

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:41 am

No to the first question, nothing has been changed in my seat adjustment, I can still slide it forward or back all the way, Works in any position... I had regular bolts there when I got the bike a few years back 13mm heads... :D I wouldn't go do this now :shock:, I'm a bit different than most, I do things like this just to save a little time and frustration because it's always a pain starting the threads for the bolts, it's not hard I'm just lazy and don't feel i have to pull them out anymore... :D What works for me may not work for you, before I did this I made sure I had a extra bracket in the case of.. :lol:

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Re: My seat removal video

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:30 am

If you like old music you might like this..

http://upchucky.org/JukeCity/1940/OldJukes/player.htm

tunes from 1940 to 1999
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

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Re: My seat removal video

Postby Wingsconsin » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:47 am

I think you are awfully brave to modify Honda's original design...
Maybe even a little madness has set in..

Wow - why would anyone do something to their bike that Honda didn't design in ...?
Crazy -- that's all I can say....




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Re: My seat removal video

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:09 pm

The answer to you're question is simple, Why change it?, well you just saw why, I don't have to remove the silly bolt anymore, :D I have found zero difference in anything else about it. You're weight and any pressure goes straight down and there's pressure forward and back but we have not found the seat to slide or anything like that as long as the bolt is tighten down good, soooooo, why not? I figured if something doesn't work I would just simply change it out with my extra part...But I agree, it's kinda different , but then again so am I... :lol: I did say now,,,,don't anyone go do this.. :shock: The idea was to make something easier for myself, just wanted to share some of my insanity is all... :lol:

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Re: My seat removal video

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:16 pm

RBGERSON wrote:If you like old music you might like this..

http://upchucky.org/JukeCity/1940/OldJukes/player.htm

tunes from 1940 to 1999

Man....I thank you and the wife thanks you for this site..Karen Carpenter I love her voice, she is the best ever....That is the single most awesome site I every did see...Thank you so much,, RBGerson you are the man.. :D

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Re: My seat removal video

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:33 pm

Thanks, it is cool and only the top tunes of each year...


HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
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