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Offline Steve

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Is C14 Seat Hardware available anywhere?
« on: February 05, 2018, 05:40:09 pm »
And what I mean by seat hardware is the rear bracket that fits into the spring-loaded latch, and the two seat "hooks" that are positioned in the center of the seat base bottom. 

I recently bought a used 2011 Concours seat off of eBay, and it came without the center hooks and a homemade rear bracket. I went to the local Kawi store, where I found that Kawi does NOT sell these three pieces of hardware separately - you must buy an entire seat for $599 to receive the 3 pieces of hardware.

This is disappointing, as I was hoping to unify both of my seats with common hardware without having to switch out at every saddle change (stock to Day Long or vice versa). 

If anyone knows a source for stock or re-pops of stock seat brackets, please let me know!  Thank you.
Steve in Fort Worth

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Re: Is C14 Seat Hardware available anywhere?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2018, 06:15:23 pm »
That is disappointing

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC sells KAW OEM parts
Your seat assy is $376.00

You could reach out to after-market seat suppliers, maybe they'll sell you the used parts from their inventory?
Or buy another seat?

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Re: Is C14 Seat Hardware available anywhere?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 07:29:06 pm »
Unless you can find a COG forum member who has either the hardware or an old OEM seat for cheap, you may need to buy another seat that includes the hardware.

The "hooks" don't do much, so you can either skip them or use the hardware from a ZX-14 seat.  The Gen1 ZX-14 seats are identical in mounting to the C14 and the Gen2 may be but I've not tried it myself.

You might consider something like this:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2007-07-Kawasaki-ZX-14-Seat/222784135730?epid=1611836955&hash=item33def82232:g:MOoAAOSwmRFaT9fi&vxp=mtr
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Re: Is C14 Seat Hardware available anywhere?
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 04:04:03 am »
I might have the hooks. Not sure about the back latch
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Re: Is C14 Seat Hardware available anywhere?
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2018, 01:13:22 am »
And what I mean by seat hardware is the rear bracket that fits into the spring-loaded latch, and the two seat "hooks" that are positioned in the center of the seat base bottom. 

I recently bought a used 2011 Concours seat off of eBay, and it came without the center hooks and a homemade rear bracket. I went to the local Kawi store, where I found that Kawi does NOT sell these three pieces of hardware separately - you must buy an entire seat for $599 to receive the 3 pieces of hardware.

This is disappointing, as I was hoping to unify both of my seats with common hardware without having to switch out at every saddle change (stock to Day Long or vice versa). 

If anyone knows a source for stock or re-pops of stock seat brackets, please let me know!  Thank you.
Steve in Fort Worth
I am in the same situation.
At least my seat came with center hooks but no rear bracket that locks the seat. >:( >:( >:(

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Re: Is C14 Seat Hardware available anywhere?
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2018, 03:28:22 pm »
Maybe try Sargent. Shot in the dark. Those three pieces are just bolted on.

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Re: Is C14 Seat Hardware available anywhere?
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2018, 03:47:06 pm »
Get a used seat for 100$... that's your best option!
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Re: Is C14 Seat Hardware available anywhere?
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2018, 05:28:28 am »
I have a second seat Ive been hoarding.  will fit 08
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Re: Is C14 Seat Hardware available anywhere?
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2018, 01:27:29 pm »
I have a second seat Ive been hoarding.  will fit 08
This is why I love this forum!  :great: :beerchug:
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Re: Is C14 Seat Hardware available anywhere?
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2018, 06:16:46 pm »
I have a second seat Ive been hoarding.  will fit 08
This is why I love this forum!  :great: :beerchug:
I think I sold that seat to him.

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Re: Is C14 Seat Hardware available anywhere?
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2018, 06:56:24 pm »
There was a guy on here awhile ago who was stamping new seat hardware out of steel and sent them out for free. I got a set and it went with my only seat.
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Re: Is C14 Seat Hardware available anywhere?
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2018, 07:10:32 pm »
Looks like someone else already offered you one...  But I also have a spare OEM seat that I'd be willing to part with.  PM me if interested.
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Re: Is C14 Seat Hardware available anywhere?
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2018, 03:14:31 am »
I have a second seat Ive been hoarding.  will fit 08
This is why I love this forum!  :great: :beerchug:
I think I sold that seat to him.

I believe you did. I was going to send it out and get re worked still in the same box  I never even opened it
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Re: Is C14 Seat Hardware available anywhere?
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2018, 03:38:20 am »
:hum:
Anybody  has OEM rear bracket?
I fabricated one but it's not locking well.  :??:

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Re: Is C14 Seat Hardware available anywhere?
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2018, 03:50:48 am »
I have been making the seat brackets for the past couple years. I think I have 5 sets made up in my toolbox. They are made out of slightly thinner material than the stock brackets but work great. I used to send them for free asking only for the shipping cost. Unfortunately, the last couple sets that I have sent out I have not received anything back.

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Re: Is C14 Seat Hardware available anywhere?
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2018, 01:12:06 pm »
I have been making the seat brackets for the past couple years. I think I have 5 sets made up in my toolbox. They are made out of slightly thinner material than the stock brackets but work great. I used to send them for free asking only for the shipping cost. Unfortunately, the last couple sets that I have sent out I have not received anything back.
it seems no good act goes unpunished..your generosity is commendable but maybe you should ask for shipping and maybe a little material fee up front..i would think that would be fair for both you and the recipient...IMHO.... :beerchug:
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Re: Is C14 Seat Hardware available anywhere?
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2018, 05:30:11 pm »
I have been making the seat brackets for the past couple years. I think I have 5 sets made up in my toolbox. They are made out of slightly thinner material than the stock brackets but work great. I used to send them for free asking only for the shipping cost. Unfortunately, the last couple sets that I have sent out I have not received anything back.

That is awesome that you have made these for others.  Sorry to hear you have been stiffed.   I don't need anything right now but I may in the future....if I do I will send you the money prior to you shipping if you still have any.
Thanks.