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#1 Slipnslide

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 05:54 AM

First off, hello to all. I got my Diavel 3 days ago, and so far a thrill to ride (I'm moving from a cafe nighster)
Quick noob questions: how do I remove the rear seat cowl for 2 ups? Most other bikes with a cowl have bolts to remove, but I couldn't find anything from the owner manual for this one.

Cheers,

Neil.

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#2 wadejesu

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 06:07 AM

Theres 2 allen head screws underneath, Remove seat and flip it over.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 06:17 AM

Where in Texas? I'm in Hunt (west of Kerrville).

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 03:13 PM

View Postwadejesu, on 03 December 2011 - 06:07 AM, said:

Theres 2 allen head screws underneath, Remove seat and flip it over.


Just put my cowl back on yesterday- I think the allen's are 4mm's. Nothing to it;
good design the way the cowling fits over the passenger seat and everyone,
I mean everyone who sees the incredible "fold up" passenger pegs concurs
that this is a very cool and interesting design... as is the whole bike, for that matter!

:bikesex Bob

#5 Slipnslide

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 05:11 PM

View PostReidMcT, on 03 December 2011 - 06:17 AM, said:

Where in Texas? I'm in Hunt (west of Kerrville).


I'm in Friendswood, south of Houston.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 05:12 PM

View Postwadejesu, on 03 December 2011 - 06:07 AM, said:

Theres 2 allen head screws underneath, Remove seat and flip it over.


Thanks, about to head out to get the seat and take a look

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 07:58 PM

Just make sure you put a towel or something over the cowl before removing it so that you don't scratch it.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 08:04 PM

FYI... The toolkit under the seat has the needed allen key.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 12:21 PM

Congrats and welcome! I'm in Corpus Christi.

#10 Slipnslide

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 07:52 PM

Thanks. I wish it gets warmer to do some more riding on this nice red 2 wheel piece of machinery art. Too bad I can't do 29 F feels like 22 F weather

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:29 AM

Ha ha - I just read Allen head screw as Alien head screw and spent a full 5 minutes googling what it was! D'oh!

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:41 PM

View Postando600, on 08 April 2012 - 12:29 AM, said:

Ha ha - I just read Allen head screw as Alien head screw and spent a full 5 minutes googling what it was! D'oh!

You are a true noobie. But we forgive you.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:34 AM

On mine, there are 2 pins that hold the seat in place. They are attached to some plastic mounts that are allen bolted to the seat, but there's no real reason to pull those IMHO. Just slide out the pins and you can slip the cowl off.

That said, those pins are crap. I'm planning on getting new ones made that have a bit of a handle on the end to make taking them out easier.





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