How to reinstall the seat?


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fred1diver
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Motorcycle: 1984 gl1200 aspencade

How to reinstall the seat?

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Hey everyone I just finished replacing the timing belts on my wing, everything webt back together no problem, except the seat, I can’t get it to get pass the passengers back rest



fred1diver
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Re: How to reinstall the seat?

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Ok, so I ended up removing the rear trunk, I figured that renovind 4 bolts was easier than wrestling the seat in place, but I still can’t get it to go completely forward, the screws are at the beginning of the slot

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LeMaitre
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Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200A Aspencade
1975 CB550F Super Sport

Re: How to reinstall the seat?

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On the '85 GL1200A the seat is held on by two Alan bolts. There is a lever on the left side that is supposed to let you adjust the seat forward and aft. If the lever gets twisted 90 degrees it can cause problems.

Good luck.

-Mark
1985 GL1200A, MN SS1K
1975 CB550F, Lake Superior SS1K, 45-90 SS1K, All in Yooper SS1K

Jrmetcalf
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Re: How to reinstall the seat?

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can you show a pict of the left correct seat adjustment lever position?

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LeMaitre
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Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200A Aspencade
1975 CB550F Super Sport

Re: How to reinstall the seat?

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Sorry no picture, look at page 50 of the owners manual you can download from the link above. The flat part of the adjuster is horizontal.

-Mark


1985 GL1200A, MN SS1K
1975 CB550F, Lake Superior SS1K, 45-90 SS1K, All in Yooper SS1K

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