Virago Seat Removalby Andrea Walk
The Virago is a motorcycle that was produced by Yamaha from the early 1980s until 2007. The Virago's claim to fame is that it was the first motorcycle with a V-twin powered engine. It was also one of the first bikes with mono-shock suspension. The Yamaha Virago came equipped with a stock seat. However, Virago owners can customize their motorcycles by buying and installing new seats after removing their old ones. It takes around 15 minutes to remove a Virago seat.
Use a screwdriver to unscrew the screws holding both the battery box cover on the right-hand side and the left box cover on the left. Both are located in front the seat on either side. Set the screws aside and remove the both covers.
Use and Allen wrench to remove the hex nut at the top left corner of the tool box and then remove the tool box.
Use a wrench to remove the negative and positive battery cables and lift the battery out of the battery box.
Use the Allen wrench hex nut on the top left hand side inside the battery box and then remove the battery box
Slide the Virago's seat forward and then pull it straight up and off.
Items you will need
- Allen wrench
- "Yamaha XV535-1100 Virago, 1981-2003 (Clymer Motorcycle Repair)"; Ed Scott; 2004