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    Default Installing Saddlemen seat...

    Hey guys, any tips on installing the saddlemen? I'm drawing ever closer to making my bike look like SadWings;
    i'm only about 15k shy at this point lol. Cheers, D.J.

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    Ok, i got it on there without the velcro just to check if it would slip back into the slots; now it doesn't want to come off to get velcro taped down lol. QUOTE=dj121;1202056]Hey guys, any tips on installing the saddlemen? I'm drawing ever closer to making my bike look like SadWings;
    i'm only about 15k shy at this point lol. Cheers, D.J.

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    Default Re: Installing Saddlemen seat...

    You just answered your own question. If you can't easily get it off then why would you need the Velcro?

    Plus you will find out that the Velcro is too thick and makes the seat stick up a bit.
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    [QUOTE=dj121;1202056]i'm only about 15k shy at this point /QUOTE]

    Close,,, but I am a moving target!

    Maybe one of these days I will buy another motorcycle to distract me from the XR... Might save me some money in the long run.
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    I never used the velcro either. But because of the tight fit, I do make a point of slipping a thin plastic shim in between the nose of the saddle and the tank when I install or remove it. Saves from tearing the nose of the saddle or scuffing the tank cover.
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    Default Re: Installing Saddlemen seat...

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    I never used the velcro either. But because of the tight fit, I do make a point of slipping a thin plastic shim in between the nose of the saddle and the tank when I install or remove it. Saves from tearing the nose of the saddle or scuffing the tank cover.
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    Default Re: Installing Saddlemen seat...

    Ditto on using the seat sans Velcro. Never needed it .

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    Ok, copy all, i will get one, the shim is that one of the ones that looks like a clear decal that guys put on the sides of their tank to keep the knees from scuffing it?
    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    I never used the velcro either. But because of the tight fit, I do make a point of slipping a thin plastic shim in between the nose of the saddle and the tank when I install or remove it. Saves from tearing the nose of the saddle or scuffing the tank cover.

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    Default Re: Installing Saddlemen seat...

    Thanks brother, just wanted to make sure

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    Default Re: Installing Saddlemen seat...

    One of those thin flexible plastic cutting board things would work fine I bet.

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    Default Re: Installing Saddlemen seat...

    I put one of these johnnys on there and it looks like it’s absorbing some of the normal wear and tear.
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    Default Re: Installing Saddlemen seat...

    Once again, want to thank all of you who responded, this forum is reason #101 why it was a great idea to buy an XR!

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    Default Re: Installing Saddlemen seat...

    Quote Originally Posted by dj121 View Post
    Ok, copy all, i will get one, the shim is that one of the ones that looks like a clear decal that guys put on the sides of their tank to keep the knees from scuffing it?
    You could.

    I just cut a large square of durable plastic from a box or bottle, and keep it in my tool box to use when i am working on the bike. Just slip it in front of the nose and lift the saddle while letting the plastic slide on the tank.
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    Default Re: Installing Saddlemen seat...

    Another great idea, lots of genius here

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    You could.

    I just cut a large square of durable plastic from a box or bottle, and keep it in my tool box to use when i am working on the bike. Just slip it in front of the nose and lift the saddle while letting the plastic slide on the tank.

 

 

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