2013 seat to a 2010 airbag


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huggiebear
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2013 seat to a 2010 airbag

Post by huggiebear » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:50 am



Hi guys!
Anyone know if if I can use a 2013 seat and fit it to a 2010 airbag model?
Thanks



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Re: 2013 seat to a 2010 airbag

Post by themainviking » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:16 am

You are not supposed to be able to. 2001 to 2010 are the same fitment, but 2012 to 2017 are a different fit.
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Re: 2013 seat to a 2010 airbag

Post by huggiebear » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:59 am

Thank for the fast reply I thought it was a good deal 300$ including a uthopia backrest. I have to find one from a 2010 I'll keep surching.

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Re: 2013 seat to a 2010 airbag

Post by themainviking » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:35 am

The deal was good, for sure.
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Re: 2013 seat to a 2010 airbag

Post by huggiebear » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:57 am

I contacted Honda and I was told a 2013 is not interchangeable with a 2010 also she told me to ask the dealer. Why the dealer would know more than Honda its behind me!
So Saturday "yesterday" it was a nice day 31c so I decided to go for a nice 2 hour ride to Apopka Florida to find out if the seat will fit or not.
We measured the holes distance of the passenger handle and are exactly the same distance so I decided to remove the seat from the bike and try the 2013 seat.
Fits like a glove, plugged the heater seat plug and turned on both heater, both grip and seat worked.
I wanted to share this with you guys in case someone else Ned's a seat but the one on sale it's from a different year.

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Re: 2013 seat to a 2010 airbag

Post by themainviking » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:21 am

Thanks huggie. You have debunked what we all knew to be correct, but wasn't. I personally had never tried an interchange between these years, but the consensus was that it could not be done. Now we have the proof that it CAN be done. So, did you sell your old seat to the guy with the 2013? :lol:
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Re: 2013 seat to a 2010 airbag

Post by huggiebear » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:31 am

No I did not, I might put it up for sale on eBay or Craigslist, if I don't sell it I will try Kijij when I go back
To toronto.



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