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I have just assembled my CXT, and taken it for its first run in twenty years.

More about that later.

The seat doesn't seem to fit as well as i think it should.

I have checked for little rubber blocks, and they all seem to be there as per the diagrams on CMNSL.



When I sit on it, the back edge of the seat (near the tail light) lifts. And even before sitting on it the gap looks a bit big say 3/4 of an inch (15mm to the metriculated)



Any ideas on what might be wrong. Do the seat bases distort? It has been in storage a long time. Does anybody find they need to add packing under the seat to make it sit firm?
 

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There are two tangs in the side of the gas tank, but your problem is probably where the seat has a notch (bottom of seat) that slides in the tank retaining slot...



Also make sure the seat has the spacers in where the two bolts hold it down in the rear...



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This topic has been adressed before, see Old Forum Archives



Large Gap between rear side of seat and aft fairing



I haven't have a definite conclusion about it's cause, but I believe the plastic seat pan will creep/bend because of the tension of the seat cover over time. This would be worse with bikes which spend a lot of time in a warm climate and/or outdoors.



I haven't figured out a solution yet.



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Thanks, I did try to search but didn't find the old post.



The final post mentions;



"The front tabs are another thing entirely, and definitely need the rubber bushes on them, to give a tight fit in the slots of the seat-base."



I don't think I have rubber bushes in my seat, and I can't see them in the parts diagram.

What do they look like?

Do they go over the tank tabs, or into the seat "holes"?



Thankfully, mine is nowhere as bad as the cases on the old post!



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Thanks, I did try to search but didn't find the old post.



The final post mentions;



"The front tabs are another thing entirely, and definitely need the rubber bushes on them, to give a tight fit in the slots of the seat-base."



I don't think I have rubber bushes in my seat, and I can't see them in the parts diagram.

What do they look like?

Do they go over the tank tabs, or into the seat "holes"?



Thankfully, mine is nowhere as bad as the cases on the old post!



Stephen
Turn your seat over. There should be a hole in the center from side to side, and about 3/4 of the way back the seat.



Now look on the crossframe and back seat support below the rear seat. There should be a tang or flat hook that is likely bent down against the frame. After bending the hook up; the hole of the seat goes over it and then the seat slides front.





I think Dave in Ga took some pics of this.

Yes; here are the pics.



http://cx500forum.com/index.php?/to...4__hl__+turbo++seat__fromsearch__1#entry13544
 

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Turn your seat over. There should be a hole in the center from side to side, and about 3/4 of the way back the seat.



Now look on the crossframe and back seat support below the rear seat. There should be a tang or flat hook that is likely bent down against the frame. After bending the hook up; the hole of the seat goes over it and then the seat slides front.





I think Dave in Ga took some pics of this.

Yes; here are the pics.



http://cx500forum.com/index.php?/to...4__hl__+turbo++seat__fromsearch__1#entry13544




Looks Like an improvement over the CXT. - - -were they made after the CXT??



Below is what my Australian delivered CX500tcc looks like.







As a follow up, I didn't have the spacer in seat bolts, and have elongated the holes. - -Any ideas for a good repair?



Also, I don't have the rubbers - -Can't see them in part diagrams for the tak lugs. See photo below of lugs & Seat.







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Tony, The hole and tang were the subject of a post I did about a year ago, but they were ONLY in relation to what I know is the way the CX500EC and CX650ED (Sport and Euro models) are configured. I'm reasonably sure that none of my three CX500Turbo frames have that tang, nor any of my turbo seats have the hole.

The seats of the three models mentioned above are basically interchangeable, but there is a slight difference in the seat-base of the turbo.
 

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Tony, The hole and tang were the subject of a post I did about a year ago, but they were ONLY in relation to what I know is the way the CX500EC and CX650ED (Sport and Euaro models) are configured. I'm reasonably sure that none of my three CX500Turbo frames have that tang, nor any of my turbo seats have the hole.

The seats of the three models mentioned above are basically interchangeable, but there is a slight difference in the seat-base of the turbo.


I don't know anything about the E's and won't claim to. However, the 500T and 650T seats are different and fit different. I don't like the 650T seat on a 500T...



Stephen - There are spacer/washers that fit inside the plastic hole in the seat. Then the bolts go into these and help hold down the seat. Also, your rubber guides are missing on the tank...



PK
 
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