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Getting the damned seat off

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I'm new to the XR650.

I can't figure out how to get the damned seat off for access to wiring/top of the air box. I spent 20 minutes trying. I pulled the front portion up and heard something pop. I don't know if it was a good pop or a bad pop, hahah.... :thumbsup:

What a wimp I must be! ARGH!

Anyway, pointers?

Any free manual online available for download?

EDIT: I found a XR650R manual. I see two bolts shown towards the rear. I found two bolts on my seat and removed them and the seat didn't seem to budge after that... :devil:

I'll try some more and then come back to check...

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ok there's 2 bolts under the seat facing outwards take those out lift the back up then slide the front of the seat down and back and it should come right off

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I'll see what's up. For some reason two bolts on the outside of the subframe were not immediately apparent...

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Yeah, it was the two bolts on the under/inside of the subframe. For whatever reason the first time I undid those I didn't get the seat to budge...

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I'm new to the XR650.

I can't figure out how to get the damned seat off for access to wiring/top of the air box. I spent 20 minutes trying.

Warning: Always wear a boot when kickstarting the BRP. That girl can slap you silly.

:thumbsup:

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anyone ever see a conversion to some sort of quick release for those two bolts back there? I think it's a real PITA to get those out each time you need to get to the fuse or take the tank off for whatever.

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anyone ever see a conversion to some sort of quick release for those two bolts back there? I think it's a real PITA to get those out each time you need to get to the fuse or take the tank off for whatever.

Try "quick-release SS anchor pins". McMaster-Carr carries them. Kind of pricey.

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You can make the quick releases yourself with a couple of 6mm studs, a drill bit, a couple of washers, and spring clips.

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