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Offline JBoz

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2012 C14 - Seat removal problem
« on: February 16, 2019, 08:42:00 pm »
Hi all.  Working on my new-to-me 2012 Connie.  Can't get the seat off.  The back end, the pillon latch releases but the mid latch isn't.  So far bouncing the seat hasn't worked.

Any suggestions? 

I've broken into the side of a ZRX to release the seat once, but can't really see any simple way to go at the Connie w/o some damage.

Thanks!

Oh.... I'm baaaa-aack!    2006 ZX14 to a 2008 Connie, back to the same ZX14, traded that in on this 2012 w/ 15k on the clocks. 

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Re: 2012 C14 - Seat removal problem
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2019, 09:00:26 pm »
There is a metal tab on the underside of the seat that needs a little bending to make it less of a struggle on/off. My 2013 was a bit hard the first time or two. your latch may be a bit gummed up but you still need the seat off to address. I would say with the back popped up push forward and then try to bring it upwards. Mind you there are the two metal barbs welded to the fuel tank that the front of the seat slides over. They too are too easy to bend or mis-align.
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Upgraded seats for 2016 Concours14
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2019, 10:06:38 pm »
Hello,

Hello from Snowy Calgary! Any suggestions on upgraded seats for. A 2016 Concours 14.

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Re: 2012 C14 - Seat removal problem
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2019, 12:32:39 am »
Hi all.  Working on my new-to-me 2012 Connie.  Can't get the seat off.  The back end, the pillon latch releases but the mid latch isn't.  So far bouncing the seat hasn't worked.

Any suggestions? 

I've broken into the side of a ZRX to release the seat once, but can't really see any simple way to go at the Connie w/o some damage.

Thanks!

Oh.... I'm baaaa-aack!    2006 ZX14 to a 2008 Connie, back to the same ZX14, traded that in on this 2012 w/ 15k on the clocks.

The back is latched, the midpoint simply has "hooks" that catch on the a piece there, there is no actual latch in the mid section. Unlatch the rear, then lift the rear out of the latch, then slide the seat back to unhook the mid section, then continue pulling back as you lift the seat off to release it from the front tabs. Less effort to actually do than to type out the process.
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