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Author Topic: Exposing rear tire, stock seat concern  (Read 488 times)

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Offline acking115

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Exposing rear tire, stock seat concern
« on: January 13, 2021, 08:05:21 pm »
2018 R-Spec.  Any issues with using the stock seat without the rear fender?  My concern is directed towards the metal tab that is the only fastener for the seat.  Upon acceleration, the seat will experience a pulling force.  Not sure if that tab has any issues or not.

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Re: Exposing rear tire, stock seat concern
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2021, 09:56:37 pm »
The rider stock OEM seat locks at the nose of the seat and rests on two frame posts just to the front of the rear fender - those three rest points prevent any down motion of the seat.  But there would be nothing to prevent the seat from moving upwards or sliding sideward if you remove the rear fender, or remove the rear bracket for the rider seat -- which would also probably allow the seat's nose lock to break off.  So yes there is a serious issue in removing the rear fender -- you would need to fasten the rider seat down (or install a springer seat) to prevent upward and sideward movement.