How to Remove the Seat From a Dyna Wide Glide

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Removing the seat from your motorcycle for the first time can be a bigger challenge than it should be. Harley-Davidson's Dyna Wide Glide offers a unique challenge, as the sissy bar -- the passenger back rest -- seems to forestall any apparent possibility of removing the seat without taking the sissy bar off as well. Luckily, you can remove and reinstall the seat without having to disturb the sissy bar at all.

Things You'll Need

  • Phillips screwdriver

Instructions

  1. Unscrew the seat bolt from between the sissy bar's legs, positioned on a bracket above the rear fender, using a Phillips screwdriver.

  2. Lift the rear of the seat upward slightly to provide clearance above the rear fender.

  3. Pull the forward seat tabs away from the gas tank and frame until the entire seat can be lifted away from the motorcycle.

  4. Reinstall the seat, reversing the steps you used to remove it.

References

  • "The Professional Motorcycle Repair Program"; Professional Career Development Institute; 1995
  • "Harley-Davidson Service Manual: Dyna Models"; Harley-Davidson Motor Co.; 2006

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