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Old 05-06-2009, 10:46 AM   #1
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Removing a stock seat

How difficult is it to remove an average stock seat from a cruiser-type bike? I love the look of a solo seat, but a great many cruisers have big, two-seater cushions on them. If I get a used bike, I'm curious if this is something I, as a layman with some basic knowledge of hardware store tools, could do myself. What do you think?
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:48 AM   #2
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this would prob depend on the bike no? most seats are very easy to remove fyi
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Yup, easy. I have had three cruisers and they each had 2 bolts for the seat (hex head bolts) and a lip that went under the tank. One caveat; these were all hondas, but other makes should be pretty easy as well.
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Are you asking how hard it is to take the seat off and replace it with a new one, or to turn a double seat into a single?
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Are you asking how hard it is to take the seat off and replace it with a new one, or to turn a double seat into a single?
Remove a stock seat and replace it with a new one.
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Easy as cake. 5 minutes tops.
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:59 PM   #7
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Sweet, I like the sound of that. My dreams of a bobber may come true after all.
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Very easy... just usually a couple hex head screws.
And when in doubt, look at the included pictures...lol
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i didnt have any problems changing the seat on my vrod and the vtx. have you figured out what kind of bike you want?
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are you looking at a spring loaded bobber seat or a thin line one
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:30 PM   #11
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removing a motorcycle seat!?!?!? better leave that to the pro's!!!
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werd. consult a local professional lol. jk
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How difficult is it to remove an average stock seat from a cruiser-type bike? I love the look of a solo seat, but a great many cruisers have big, two-seater cushions on them. If I get a used bike, I'm curious if this is something I, as a layman with some basic knowledge of hardware store tools, could do myself. What do you think?
If you can change a light bulb, or a tire, then you can do this. You really shouldn't even need anything more than the manual.

If you cannot handle this, then to be blunt, you shouldn't be getting a bike.

Seriously - its harder to put gas in some of them then it is to remove the seat.
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If you can change a light bulb, or a tire, then you can do this. You really shouldn't even need anything more than the manual.

If you cannot handle this, then to be blunt, you shouldn't be getting a bike.

Seriously - its harder to put gas in some of them then it is to remove the seat.
what a post! tell the man the truth. he needs to take it somewhere.
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what a post! tell the man the truth. he needs to take it somewhere.
Not trying to be a - just being honest.

Riding a bike is not the same thing as driving a car. If you cannot handle something so basic as removing a seat, maybe having to pay attention in traffic is something you aren't ready for.
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Not trying to be a - just being honest.

Riding a bike is not the same thing as driving a car. If you cannot handle something so basic as removing a seat, maybe having to pay attention in traffic is something you aren't ready for.
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true dat.
Thank you! Its nice to see I'm not the only one around here that realizes there are people on motorcycles who shouldn't be anywhere NEAR them.
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Old 05-10-2009, 01:29 PM   #20
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Folks, I don't own a bike, most of my personal experience at this point has been at dealer showroom floors.
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