2015 touring seat removal

Discussion in 'Rocket III Touring Forum' started by NickRocket, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. NickRocket

    NickRocket Standard Bore

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    new owner here. Can someone help with how I can remove the seat? I’ve looked through YouTube and the forum but can’t seem to get it to work on my bike. Pics of the situation are attached. Thanks
     

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    Joesmoe IMOKUR2 Staff Member

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    @NickRocket , Welcome to the site.

    I'm sure you can appreciate, people are happier helping people who invested a little effort in helping folks get to know you.

    For that, we have a forum, appropriately labeled, "Introduce Yourself !!", and suggest you go there, and . . . well . . . you know . . . introduce yourself. Something about your riding experience, how you came to choose the Rocket, where you got it, miles on it, any mods, and anything else you'd care to share.

    I take it you don't have the owners manual ?

    The stock seat on the Touring is secured with three hex bolts: 6mm socket to either side toward the rear of the rider's seat, and a single 5mm socket bolt securing a tab directly behind the pillion seat.
     
  3. Bob R

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    Open the panniers, look under the seat, you will see allen head bolts, remove them, remove bolt at rear of seat, lift off. I think your key is in the lock for the removable sissy bar/backrest. You may want to remove the backrest first.

    bob
     
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    You have to open panniers to see the bolts on the sides, I just remove them. You don't need to remove backrest to remove the seat. A ball head Allen key makes removal of bolt at rear if seat easier.
     
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    The roadster gets a keyhole and touring gets 3 hex bolts? :thumbsdown::thumbsdown:
     
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    And be really careful of that rear bolt, the hex bolt triumph uses is really cheap and the hole is really shallow where the hex key fits in, very easy to round out the hole.
     
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    This could be your first mod. Replace bolts This mod replaces the bolts with quick release pins so tools are not needed to remove the seat. It works well for me. Thanks @Mad Dog.
     
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    Joesmoe IMOKUR2 Staff Member

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    Well, looks like he never came back after the first visit. :confused:
     
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    First visit ? Here taking pictures and can't upload them here.. asks for Link? Took off the seat but needed to take off the bags to get to the seats.. now I see the adjustable shocks are not set equally!! The tool just turns and turns when I'm trying to adjust them.. clockwise, counter.. the tool doesn't connect onto anything so I can't turn or adjust anything.. frustrated..
     
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    AhhHa! Crank it clock and counter.. got it.. but how do I know what #number I'm at? Does the number line up with the bottom bolt?
     
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