Mustang Motorcycle Seat Installation, it’s easy peasy. No, really!

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8 Jun 2010

Example of Motorcycle Seat Mounting Instructions

Thinking about switching to a more comfortable seat but you’re just a little bit intimidated by the notion? If you’ve got concerns about replacing your original motorcycle seat, not to worry. It’s a piece of cake — even for those who think a Phillips-head screwdriver is vodka and Milk of Magnesia. You can do the switcheroo relatively quickly and without pain. You certainly don’t have to be a trained mechanic to perform the task.

If you’ve ever taken off your stock seat, you already have the know-how to complete this job. You say you’ve never even looked under your original seat?  Again, no biggie. In most cases, it’s a simple matter of unscrewing a rear mounting bolt and disconnecting the nose (front) of the seat that nestles up to the gas tank. As you lift up slightly on the back of the seat, pull the seat toward the back of the bike and off it comes.

Not only are motorcycle seat mounting suggestions available on our website, but all Mustang seats are boxed up with mounting instructions attached to the seat. For example, if you have a one-piece stock seat and you’re replacing it with a two-piece aftermarket seat, the instructions will take you through the process of mounting both seats. As long as you purchase a replacement seat that’s specifically made for the exact make, model and year of your bike, there’s no need to worry about fitment.

Here at Mustang, we’re very careful to build replacement seats that use stock mounting points. If different hardware is needed for mounting the new seat, it will be included with your new Mustang seat. Actually, it’s in our own best interest to make sure the installation is as easy as possible. You don’t sit in the dark because you’re afraid to change a light bulb, do you? Why have a sore bottom at the end of the day just because you don’t want to change out your seat?

Still got questions? If you need further assistance, call us at (800) 243-1392 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) on weekdays. Or send us an e-mail to info [at] mustangseats [dot] com.

2 Responses to “Mustang Motorcycle Seat Installation, it’s easy peasy. No, really!”

  1. Mike Pearson April 16, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    Just bought the 79350 seat for 07 Kawi Nomad 1600. I love the seat but the mounting brackets are off by about 1/2″ resulting in the front seat being very sloppy and loose around the tank. It fits nice around the tank however the rear bolt hole mount doesn’t line up with the seat bracket. I have to move the seat back 1/2″ in order to screw in the bolt. Very unfortunate and sloppy.
    I’m hoping that someone can recommend a fix, like perhaps having the main seat mount repositioned and re-riveted.

    The rear pillion has to really be pushed into position to bolt down.

    Again, I really love the seat.


  2. Marilyn April 18, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

    Mike: Thanks for your comment. Please call us at 800-243-1392 and talk to one of our reps. Sorry about your inconvenience. Thanks.

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