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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old May 31st, 2007, 4:10 pm Thread Starter
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Recently I have noticed the temp gauge reading higher than normal, 1/8 "above the mid point mark, so I decided to check the water level. It was low and I put in a small water bottle of fluid. It ran cooler going to work but was a little hotter on the way home. Once the engine cools down I will check the water level again. I would guess the water is low again as air has been expelled and replaced with water while riding to work. The real problem was getting the seat back on the bike correctly. It took me 15 minutes for this job!!!!!!!!!Am I the only one who has this problem?
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To answer your question literally, yes, you're one of the few that has a problem with the seat.


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Ok. Best done with the bike on the center stand initially, until you get used to the voodoo and alchemy required. Seat latch has two latch points, first vertical, the second horizontal.
Put the seat in place, placing the back part on the latch after positioning the front of the seat next to the tank. Push the rear down into the latch (lock position 1) The front part of the seat should come straight up and stop, and fall back down about an inch, maybe inch and a half. Standing at the rear of the bike, hands on both sides of the seat, lift it up to the stop, then push forward. Seat latches in the high position. Don't shove forward so hard as to nudge the bike off the center stand. Also, the seat has to be resonably level left to right. Once latched, you have that part down (high position). Unlock the seat, and let the front fall back down to the low position. Now, the weird part. If it doesn't latch like it did with the high position, remove the seat, remove the tool kit, and retry the seat in the low position again. Probably pretty easy without the tool kit. Put the tool kit back in, then put he seat in the low position and relatch. If that doesn't work, sit on the seat (or find a heavy friend) to "help" compress the tool kit and try again. Should be good to go at that point.



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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old May 31st, 2007, 9:35 pm
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Now, the weird part. If it doesn't latch like it did with the high position, remove the seat, remove the tool kit, and retry the seat in the low position again. Probably pretty easy without the tool kit. Put the tool kit back in, then put he seat in the low position and relatch. If that doesn't work, sit on the seat (or find a heavy friend) to "help" compress the tool kit and try again. Should be good to go at that point.
I don't know about you, but for some reason I can tell by feel if the seat is impacting the toolkit. Usually when that happens, it's because I took the toolkit out and used something in it. What I do is re-roll up the toolkit bundle but not tie it up as tightly, then before putting it back in its tray, I squeeze it to get as flattened a profile as possible. Push it down into the tray, then attempt to put the seat back on again into the lower position. On the second try, it typically locks right in.

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