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How to Remove the Seat on a Scooter

by Chris Gilliland

The seat of a scooter leads a double life, acting as a saddle for the rider and serving as the storage compartment's lid. Most basic maintenance routines can be performed by lifting the seat to enter the storage compartment, although some jobs may require that you remove the seat to gain greater access to the scooter's electrical and fuel systems. Removing a scooter seat requires only a few tools and can be completed in less than 10 minutes.

Step 1

Unlock the seat latch using the scooter's ignition key. Lift the seat against its hinge into a fully opened position.

Step 2

Unscrew the nut from the hinge's pivot bolt under the front of the seat, using a socket wrench. Push the pivot bolt out of the seat hinge. On scooters that use a pin and circlip to mount the seat to the hinge, pry the circlip off the pivot pin, using a flat-head screwdriver, and push the pin out of the hinge.

Lift the seat off the hinge and away from the scooter.

Items you will need

  • Ignition key
  • Socket wrench
  • Flat-head screwdriver (optional)

About the Author

An avid motorcyclist, Chris Gilliland has immersed himself into the two-wheeled world while balancing work life and raising three daughters. When he is not managing the parts department of a local, multi-line motorcycle dealership, Gilliland can often be found riding, writing or working on his motorcycle blog, Wingman's Garage.

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