Author Topic: How To Adjust The Seat  (Read 43179 times)

Offline ZenMan

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How To Adjust The Seat
« on: May 28, 2007, 07:59:54 PM »
This applies to the 2005+ GSF650, 2006 GSF1200 and 2007 GSF1250 Bandits with adjustable seat.

The seat comes apart in two pieces:



Remove two screws and two nuts:



Viola!:



Put the rear (passenger) section aside.

Now remove the 4 rubber bumbers on the front section and the two screws under the front lip:



In the next pics, the seat is turned around so the image is reversed.

With the screws and bumpers removed:



The seat pan will seperate from the shell:



Like so:



Now remove the 2 bracket nuts:



Move the bracket to the other 2 holes and replace the nuts:



Replace the seat pan onto the shell. Now install the front 2 screws under the front lip in the other 2 holes for the high position.

This is what it looked like before removing the seat pan:



This is after putting the pan back on in the high position:



Notice the one inch gap this creates between the shell and the seat pan above.

Now replace the rubber bumpers, reversed from their original position.

Bumpers in low position:



Bumpers in high position:



Put the front and rear seat sections back together:



Now install the seat back on the bike and your'e done.  :wink:
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Offline leedogg

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How To Adjust The Seat
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2007, 09:45:42 PM »
How does the gap look after the seat is reinstalled?
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2007, 11:25:55 PM »
You can see the seat pan under the seat. It's not real noticeable unless your'e looking for it, but you will see the gap.

Unless your'e sitting on the bike, of course.  :wink:
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2007, 03:36:16 AM »
Thanks so much for taking the time to document this so well.  I'm going to give it a try since I'm 6'2" and could benefit from a slightly higher seat.
Also, I hate the idea of having to take it to a dealer to adjust the seat...