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Offline ZPETE

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Sargent seat & Kawasaki seat cowl
« on: October 08, 2019, 01:36:04 PM »
I have just purchased a seat cowl for my 2015. It doesn't fit with my Sargent seat....Doh!  :oh_no:
I love the look of the cowl and love the comfort of the Sargent seat.
Has anyone else had this issue? Is there a solution?
The only way I can see is to trim the seat cowl which I am reluctant to try.
Any tips would be great or otherwise I will re-list the cowl on here if anyone interested?
It is Candy Lime Green, 2014-16.
Cheers, Pete.

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Re: Sargent seat & Kawasaki seat cowl
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2019, 07:34:24 PM »
I have a similar problem as my seat was done by Tony Archer and the seat cowl front edge digs into the seat making it hard to latch.So I put some packers under the latch plate on the seat cowl effectively extend the latch and making easier to lactch with digging inti the seat.There is bit more of a gap around the seat cowl but still looks fine.
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Re: Sargent seat & Kawasaki seat cowl
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2019, 07:44:39 PM »
Thanks, i will look at trying that tomorrow :031:

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Re: Sargent seat & Kawasaki seat cowl
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2019, 08:32:05 PM »
*Originally Posted by Winch Rob [+]
I have a similar problem as my seat was done by Tony Archer and the seat cowl front edge digs into the seat making it hard to latch.So I put some packers under the latch plate on the seat cowl effectively extend the latch and making easier to lactch with digging inti the seat.There is bit more of a gap around the seat cowl but still looks fine.

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Re: Sargent seat & Kawasaki seat cowl
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2019, 12:10:26 AM »
Same solution here. Couple of washers between the latch and the cowl will raise it up, but I also got a short length of breather hose and slit it along it's length then put it on the front lip of the cowl that rests on the back of the seat. This stops the cowl wearing and cutting in to the seat.

I did put some pictures on here a while ago. If you do a search for Sargent Seat you may find them  :028:

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Re: Sargent seat & Kawasaki seat cowl
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2019, 08:19:38 PM »
Great advice guys :828: and Im going to try it out tomorrow.
To avoid too much trial and error, approx what thickness spacer should I try? And should I put similar spacer under the rear mount of the latch plate?

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Re: Sargent seat & Kawasaki seat cowl
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2019, 08:55:59 PM »
I used 2mm to start with see what you think but you can’t use much more as you will loose thread engagement on one side of the latch as both bolts are the same length,you will see what I mean when you look tomorrow.The rear mount isn’t necessary to pack out as it still slips into it’s location ok.
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Re: Sargent seat & Kawasaki seat cowl
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2019, 09:02:13 PM »
Thanks Rob, I will let you know how i get on.

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Re: Sargent seat & Kawasaki seat cowl
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2019, 09:24:15 PM »
I finally got round to doing the spacers and yes it works a treat....I will have to decide if I can live with the slightly imperfect alignment cos Im a fussy git like that!
Thanks for the advice chaps :031:

 


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