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 VL K1 Seat Swap for a C800

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PostSubject: VL K1 Seat Swap for a C800   Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:08 pm

Bit random - but does anyone whether the seat from a 2013 C800 will fit a 2001 VL 800 ?  There is a reason for this question

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PostSubject: Re: VL K1 Seat Swap for a C800   Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:07 pm

Hi Dave, Tricky question? My answer will be yes it will fit because my profiler seat is listed as 01 to 08 yet it fits my 09, Suzuki changed the fenders and metal frame underneath in 2009 but all the bolt holes are in the same place, I'm not sure you could mix n match though? ie 03 rider seat with 09 pillion seat, I think the lugs that slip into each other might be slightly different? If you show me a picture of yours, I'll show you a picture of mine, seat that is 
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PostSubject: Re: VL K1 Seat Swap for a C800   Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:19 pm

I believe there is a very big difference in the mounting holes at the rear of the riders seat.
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PostSubject: Re: VL K1 Seat Swap for a C800   Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:42 pm

The seats pretty much the same Dave, They've made slight changes to the brackets and seat pan but they go in the same positions from what I can gather, It'd be nice to actually confirm if they'd fit.

03 seat



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PostSubject: Re: VL K1 Seat Swap for a C800   Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:51 pm

I could be wrong but I thought the central securing bolt holes were slightly out of position between the early & later years?
Could be an oppertunity to get the tape measure out Sim. sssmily
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PostSubject: Re: VL K1 Seat Swap for a C800   Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:28 pm

Just checked    03 and 09 fender brace both 30mm centre's 
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PostSubject: Re: VL K1 Seat Swap for a C800   Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:35 pm

Thanks for that lads.  I've asked the seller to measure the hole centres & width & length of the seat.  If it's close, I'll have & update you
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PostSubject: Re: VL K1 Seat Swap for a C800   Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:45 pm

Cheers as always Sim.
Thanks Dave, we like facts.
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PostSubject: Re: VL K1 Seat Swap for a C800   Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:28 pm

simbo wrote:
The seats pretty much the same Dave, They've made slight changes to the brackets and seat pan but they go in the same positions from what I can gather, It'd be nice to actually confirm if they'd fit.

03 seat



09 seat 


Hi Sim

Where do the "square corners" (by the rear bracket") on the '09 seat rest?  What I mean, are the corners just like a thickened out section of the '01 seat or do they accommodate something  ?  Does that make sense - looking at the two photos, the base pan appears to be almost identical apart from a small area around the metal bracket.
 
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PostSubject: Re: VL K1 Seat Swap for a C800   Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:33 pm

Hi Dave, It's just a widened bracket it's doing nothing other than holding the seat down. 
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PostSubject: Re: VL K1 Seat Swap for a C800   Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:48 pm

Dave if it's any use I could bring my seats over one day as I'm not that far away matey! cannot be tomorrow as we're at the show but tuesday could be a possibility? Give me a text with your address etc or such ok?

Peter at Spondon
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PostSubject: Re: VL K1 Seat Swap for a C800   Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:13 pm

This is most confusing, I had read that the older seats do not fit after a particular year. I wonder why that was written, badly informed people possibly.
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PostSubject: Re: VL K1 Seat Swap for a C800   Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:49 pm

Ken I have read similar on the Yanky sites, could be different over there but I can't see why?
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PostSubject: Re: VL K1 Seat Swap for a C800   Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:37 pm

Yanky sites hehehe
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PostSubject: Re: VL K1 Seat Swap for a C800   Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:59 pm

I've noticed your new seat Dave (very nice I might add too!) and I was wondering, did you ever get to the bottom of this query for year specific seats?
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PostSubject: Re: VL K1 Seat Swap for a C800   Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:05 pm

Yeh - I'm well chuffed with the new one 

Never did find out one way or another - in the end it looked like it would fit, but as the trim man said he'd have mine done in a week (actually six days, including a weekend), it didn't seem worth it.  I will pop over to Pete (peardrop3) one day & see if they'll swap over.  

I'll post the results
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PostSubject: Re: VL K1 Seat Swap for a C800   Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:29 pm

Just need to let me know Davey boy!
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PostSubject: Re: VL K1 Seat Swap for a C800   Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:40 pm

That'll be interesting to get a definitive answer.
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