When changing seats on a K bike,
aside from swapping the hinges and post over from the old
seat to the new seat, oftentimes it is necessary to make
some minor adjustments to get the seat properly aligned with
the gas tank and tail cowl.
The seat attaches at three
A - Front hinge
B - Rear hinge
C - Locking post
The rear hinge attaches to the
seat bar. The seat bar is held down by two hex head bolts:
When installing a "new" seat,
loosen the seat bar bolts so that the seat bar can move
around slightly. Leave the seat post off of the seat for now
and install the front and rear hinges with their mounting
bolts slightly loose as well.
Front hinge post on right side of
Standing on the right side of the
right side of the bike, hold the seat and slide the front
hinge onto the post on the frame, making sure that the rear
hinge on the seat doesn't scratch the tail cowl paint. Then
install the rear seat hinge pin. Let the seat rotate
down and then get it properly aligned with the tank and tail
cowl before tightening the seat bar bolts and hinge bolts.
Seat locking post:
Install the seat post, again with
the mounting bolts slightly loose. It has wide holes
so that you can adjust its position to align with the seat
lock prior to tightening it down.
The seat post is threaded and has
a 13mm lock nut so that you can adjust it so that it's the
correct length to catch on the hook in the seat lock.
Whenever you close the seat, always make sure that the post
catches on that hook. If you don't then the seat post
can ride on top of the hook, eventually wearing through the
hook and causing the hook to break off.
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