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For the front you yank the 2 side covers off. They just pull off. Then you will have 2 bolts you will have to remove to get it off. For the back, you have to take off the 2 fake struts and remove 2 bolts on each side. Both are pretty easy.
 

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That is correct. They are at the back end of the seat and are Allen bolts. The first time I took mine off, they were super tight. I ended up using a socket wrench with an Allen head socket on it.
 

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For what it's worth. I no longer bother to bolt the seats down on any of my Vic's. They stay there just fine and work just fine with the rider backrest. It's nice to just lift it off as needed rather than pulling the side covers and bolts.

On the one KP it leaves a little gap between the seat and tank. I don't see this as a bad thing personally but some might.
 

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Yeah I think that the process for removing the seat is super easy. Coming from a Harley where IMO it was a pain in the ass. The guys at Vic nailed it with the brackets on the rear pillion. Love it !!!


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Yeah I think that the process for removing the seat is super easy. Coming from a Harley where IMO it was a pain in the ass. The guys at Vic nailed it with the brackets on the rear pillion. Love it !!!
Are you being sarcastic? To remove a 2 up seat from a Harley you just take out one bolt on the back fender. To do the same thing on a Kingpin you need to remove both side covers and both strut covers then remove 4 bolts.
 

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For what it's worth. I no longer bother to bolt the seats down on any of my Vic's. They stay there just fine and work just fine with the rider backrest. It's nice to just lift it off as needed rather than pulling the side covers and bolts.

On the one KP it leaves a little gap between the seat and tank. I don't see this as a bad thing personally but some might.
Same here Bob, my last five bikes have had velcro down the frame rails and seat. Just rip it off.

Also made a new seat.
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Great idea with the Velcro busajack. I'm going to look at doing that as well. That would help it fit closer to the tank.

Fantastic job with the seat. It even fits better than the stocker. I would only be concerned about my big thighs rubbing the side cover paint off if it was on my KP but for most people it probably would not be an issue.

You are quite talented and come up with some very cool ideas. Wasn't it you that came up with the fake dual carb stacks in place of the right side cheese wedge on another bike; a Jackpot if I have the right person in mind...?
 

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Awesome!! I had no idea you could do that. I really gotta learn about this new bike compared to the last two Harley's. Completely different animal. Would never lend itself to a Velcro DIY. Funny the Harley softail bolts for the seat are two of the biggest on the bike.

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Are you being sarcastic? To remove a 2 up seat from a Harley you just take out one bolt on the back fender. To do the same thing on a Kingpin you need to remove both side covers and both strut covers then remove 4 bolts.
No, I am not being sarcastic. The little barrel nut (or what ever it's called) that the seat screw threaded into was a pain. As soon as you take the screw out, that thing fell, and if you didn't have a bob tail fender, God help you get it back in place and keep it there if you don't have a jack.....like me. I hated the whole process.
 

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