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Old 04-17-2011, 04:39 PM
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i hope i'm not the only that's having or ever had trouble trying to put the banana seat back on. i just bought a 06 f4i, so I took the seat off to see what's under there and now it won't go on right. i think i have all the clips in, just not sure about the pointing ones at the front of the seat, those just seem to be resting there right under the tank cover and that's where it seems the loosest. the seat is all wobbly and not flush with the tail. please help
 
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:55 PM
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I have no idea what your talking about. You just set it down and push it on, its snap in at the back. Could be the plastic that goes around the sides of the metal tab coming from the seat in back are seperating [both my bananas did it]. Just glue it back in place.
 
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by boredandstroked View Post
I have no idea what your talking about. You just set it down and push it on, its snap in at the back. Could be the plastic that goes around the sides of the metal tab coming from the seat in back are seperating [both my bananas did it]. Just glue it back in place.
i agree with him, i read it and didnt know how to explain how to put the seat back on
 
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:42 PM
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hard to explain without pics so here's some

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Old 04-17-2011, 07:53 PM
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the seat looks fine and exactly where it should be. Those tabs go under the bar in front of the tabs
 
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by backyardmechanic View Post
the seat looks fine and exactly where it should be. Those tabs go under the bar in front of the tabs
hmmmmm yea so that's my problem, i knew it!! because i can't get them to go under the bar for the life of me, they rest on top
 
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:49 PM
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I'll double check but it looks like your seat is just fine. That gap between the cowl and the seat is normal although I'm not 100% about whether those side tabs go over or under. I'll check tomorrow. If it seems a little loose here's something I did - I bent the bracket that's secured to the tank where the front lip of the seat usually sits on top of, so that the lip actually slides down into it.
 
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by pissdew View Post
hmmmmm yea so that's my problem, i knew it!! because i can't get them to go under the bar for the life of me, they rest on top
If thats the way your seat looks, its correct. It wont come free but its not bolted down tight. There will be a space from the seat to the rear cowell, that space keeps water from getting in the rear locker.
 
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:26 AM
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The seat looks fully attached in the last pic. If you cannot lift either end of the seat off the bike then your good to go.
 
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:34 PM
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If you have the center front plastic tab (underside of the seat) inserted *into* the front seat clip & the rear locks down, then you're good to go.

I understand your wanting the seat to fit closer to the tail cowl plastic but there will be small gaps. I see that you have removed your seat strap...that will also accentuate the gap at that area.

From your pic, your gaps seem less than some I've seen & certainly less than what mine used to look like b/f I did the split-seat conversion. Here's an old pic of mine to show what I'm talking about...

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