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Old 06-29-2013, 11:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Seat cowl help!

Just got my red seat cowl and the blank plates lines up great. I'm having trouble actually putting the cowl on. I'm lining up the tracks but it won't click or even go Down.

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Old 06-29-2013, 11:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't really know what you mean Joedown.. The usual issue people seem to have is getting the blank plates in because they don't take the rear most section off. Are you sure you installed everything correctly? Maybe retracing your steps will help? My seat cowl went in easy as anything.
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Sorry for the choppy post. I was in the garage when I typed it quick. So the side plates are perfectly aligned and tucked it the tabs. When I go to put the cowl on it won't hook,but the stock seat goes on perfectly. I tried using a flashlight but can't see what's snagging or blocking it from sliding in and going down. About removing and pulling out the rear plastic piece. Could that be whats blocking it or is that purpose just for setting the side plates?

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I don't think that would be your issue.

You need to hook the two small "feet" under the rear of the driver seat before pushing the cowl down to close it.. I'm sure if you play around with it you'll get it to fit. One thing to keep in mind though, the seat cowl does not fit completely flush against the rear fairing on the bike. There will be a small clearance gap, but it will be perfectly secure.

Some others on the forum have modified the seat cowl to fit lower on the bike, might be worth looking into?

Hope I can be of some help!
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I'll bet you just need to push the rear seat cowl harder towards the front seat.
The front tabs have to slide all the way forward, before the rear will latch-in.
Mine was a little tight at first. I had trouble getting mine to latch.
( But it's all good now. )
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Thanks brom and sandmantis. I'm gonna try again in the morning. Maybe I don't think I was latching it correctly and not pushing it forward enough. This is why I don't work on my bike or car after a 13 hour work shift
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I find I have to push the cowl "towards" the front seat in order for it to latch. Takes a firm blow as well. Like you I found it frustrating and wondered what I was doing wrong. Give it a bang in a forward motion.
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Everyone thank you again. I tried this morning and gave it more force and it latched in. Guess a little rest was all I needed
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There is a detailed tutorial with instructions and photographs on this topic somewhere here .The cowl will not fit well unless you adjust a bit first , even if you fit it on it will scratch the paint on the bike , for a Honda part its very badly produced. I have the cowl in white but am not going to fit it till I read the post again. ( I can't find it but do remember the photos are taken on a Red CBR500R ) you will have to widen out some of the black shell inside the cowl I remember > there are about 6 detailed photos if I remember
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I plan on modding mine also to fit better now that I finally got it on. I can't believe that my whole problem with getting the cowl on was that I didn't push it hard enough...(face palm)
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