How to Remove a Yamaha Motorcycle Seatby Robert Good
Every Yamaha motorcycle owner should know how to remove the seat from the bike. On most Yamaha motorcycles, the air filter and the battery are located under the seat. The seat is usually secured to the bike's frame by three to six screws or bolts. The size and type of the bolts or screws will differ between bike models, so you'll need a tool set. You can remove the seat just about anywhere with the right tools and a bit of time.
Park the Yamaha motorcycle on level ground with a lot of light. Remove the screws or bolts from the rear of the seat using the screwdriver or ratchet set. The screws or bolt will be in clear view along the edge of the seat.
Remove the screws or bolts toward the center edge of the seat. Remove the screws or bolts from the front of the seat.
Push the seat toward the gas tank to release it from the plastic pin holding it in place. Pull the seat off the frame of the Yamaha. Store the seat in a dry place free of debris that may damage the seat.
- "The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance: Tips and Techniques to Keep Your Motorcycle in Top Condition"; Mark Zimmerman; 2004
- "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Motorcycles, 4th Edition"; Motorcyclist Magazine and Simon R. Green; 2008
Things You'll Need
- Ratchet set
Living in Tucson, Ariz., Robert Good has been writing from 2003 on a wide variety of subjects ranging from sports, gardening and cooking to auto repair, home maintenance and travel. Good holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of the State of New York.