Is there any pics or instructions on removing the bum stop. I would like to try the seat without it on.
Thanks Bill, I was trying the exposed screw but with no successbillmeek said:Steve,
There are 2 small recessed screws that are only visable when the buttstop is all they way back. Remove the 2 small screws and then move the buttstop forward and it'll come completely out the front of the seat.
I think we all have a few screws at least loose if not missing. I got the screws out ok. There is a lot of difference with the butt stop out, at least sitting on the bike. Now if we can get some good weather (I ain't riding in this freezing rain) to actually try it out. Thanksbillmeek said:Yeah. I've been riding around with a couple screws missing for months. :roll: (Thus an open invitation to humorous comments)
You can gain some legroom with out removing it completly. Sometimes you only need an inch or so, and many of us have removed it to modify it, as well as the seat itself. Tilting the butt stop foward and reshaping it, not only gains that inch, but puts the support higher up your back, and gives you more of a "Pocket" feel.jkrerol15 said:What's the big difference in the feel with the butt stop off the seat. More comfortable or what? I'm sure you'd get more knee room but if I lean back too far and get too comfortable I have to stretch way out there for the handlebars. Just wondering.
I had the same issue with the right side screw. It just turned and turned. I used a small screw driver under the head and unscrewed it without a problem. Took only a minute. Maybe I was lucky, but I would try it before resorting to the dremmel as a first option.billmeek said:Steve,
You might run into an issue removing one of the screws. Several forum members reported where screwed were overtightened from the factory. On my 400, the right side screw was torqued to the point it stripped the screw threads. The screw would spin freely either direction. In order to remove it, the head had to be ground off using a dremmel tool.