removing seaton 1984 goldwing standard


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bernyboy
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removing seaton 1984 goldwing standard

Postby bernyboy » Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:40 pm



I want to remove the seat on my 1984 Goldwing Standard in order to do a little work ( install wiring harness from Electrical Connections ). The instructions everywhere are very simple - remove the two side bolts, lift the back of the seat slightly and pull it back to release the catch at the front. Then just lift it out of the way. But, I can not pull the seat back to release the front catch, whether I lift the back of the seat just a little or quite a bit. It is all loose and I can slide it sideways and wiggle it back and forth but it will not move backwards at all. What am I missing? I don't want to force it and break something!



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Re: removing seaton 1984 goldwing standard

Postby CMReynolds1 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:56 am

It comes off just as you stated. I guess you just keep applying force to pull it back. To me, something is caught up on the front lip and you may not know what until it finally breaks free. Unless someone has added some unknown catch the description you give is correct.
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bernyboy
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Re: removing seaton 1984 goldwing standard

Postby bernyboy » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:09 am

i found the latch that releases the seat for removal. You access it through the door on the false tank. It is at the back. You have to hold the spring down and then pull the lever up and that releases the seat for easy removal. I just don't know why this was not mentioned in my Haynes manual or online anywhere.

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Re: removing seaton 1984 goldwing standard

Postby CMReynolds1 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:12 am

WOW, never heard of that either!
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oldishwinger
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Re: removing seaton 1984 goldwing standard

Postby oldishwinger » Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:46 pm

yep the 84 standard has the catch, someone might correct me if I'm wrong, 85 86 87, aspys and interstates do not.

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Re: removing seaton 1984 goldwing standard

Postby julimike54 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:20 am

Only on Standard models
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Re: removing seaton 1984 goldwing standard

Postby jacton84 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:05 pm

I also found the latch by accident on my 84 aspy

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Re: removing seaton 1984 goldwing standard

Postby paulr » Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:41 am

My 84 Interstate had the catch,the seat was also adjustable...(slides back and forth)...the catch was used to lock it in position




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