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    Here is a total noobie question ;)

    How does one get the seat off? Is there storage beneath the seat?

    Thanks,
    Pete

    #2
    Put your key in the helmet holder lock, unlock it and a tab pops down, push down on that and the seat will pop up. there is a place for the tool kit that is more than likely missing. If it is go down to your dealer and get the spark plug wrench and a VFR chain adjuster wrench.

    Good luck and enjoy
    '89 NT650
    '75 KZ400D
    '75 RD350B

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      #3
      If it hasn't been modified, there should be a release under the seat plastic, on the left side of the bike (same side as the kickstand). You'll need to put your key in the lock cylinder there and turn it clockwise, then behind the lock you should find a tab that you can push down. Now you should be able to lift the rear of the seat, and pull the whole thing up and back to remove it.

      There is room for the stock toolkit, and a sandwich, that's about it.

      Cheers,

      Eric

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        #4
        Thanks a lot guys..
        I would have never figured that out on my own

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          #5
          On mine I find it helps to push down on the seat then push down the release. Takes a little pressure off the latch to make it work better. hmm- maybe I need some lube on the cable & mechanism
          '88 Hawk GT
          '89 Harley FXSTC
          2008 Yamaha V-Star 1300 tourer

          http://www.hawkgtforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=948

          "...my performance ain't perfect, but its loud, and its fast..." -Widespread Panic

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            #6
            I had this same problem when I first got the bike.

            Didn't help that I had a few beers before attempting to remove said seat... but I digress.

            BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
            Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
            "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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              #7
              I too underwent the same beffudlement.

              I used this link http://homepage.eircom.net/~hondabros/SEAT.html

              but my Japanese isn't so great but I finally figured it out in the end.
              '88 Bros NT650J
              Progressive fork springs, '93 CBR600 F2 fork caps, CBR900RR rear shock, Puig 'Raptor' fly screen
              Fabitappi Monoposto seat cover, Heated grips, Braided brake lines, Buell indicators/turn signals
              Ceramic coated stock headers with custom Yoshi shorty muffler & Muzzy collector

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                #8
                I made a sticky for this... I broke a cowl trying to figure this out!

                Nice post!
                1988 "BlackHawk" project
                1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
                1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

                I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
                People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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                  #9
                  I had the same problem, until I vaguely remembered a post somewhere (HawkGT.com?) with "you have tp pull down the lever..."

                  Good thing I figured it out before I broke something!
                  '89 Hawk GT

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                    #10
                    Getting a lil sticky happy there Doug?
                    BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
                    Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
                    "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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