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How do you remove the front seat of a 1985 Suzuki GS 1150

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How do you remove the front seat of a 1985 Suzuki GS 1150 ES, they say there is a key that you turn and remove the back seat first, is this correct ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Bike-Doc replied 1 year ago.

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I used to have the '84 1100 model a long time ago & the rear seat had to be removed 1st.

This was done by turning the key in the helmet lock ( located on RH side below the seat) & the pulling the lever that is freed while the key is still in unlock position

I think yours is the same. Please let me know

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What Lever ?
Expert:  Bike-Doc replied 1 year ago.

The key released the helmet lock, which when open allowed a lever/thumb tab behind the helmet lock to slide towards the rear of the bike

This only worked with key in & turned

I hope yours is the same

Expert:  Bike-Doc replied 1 year ago.

The '83 model had a seperate seat lock located on top of the seat / rear light cowling (under a top box if fitted)

Expert:  Bike-Doc replied 1 year ago.

The GL model had a seat lock in the rear of the actual seat (the upright part at back)

All models were removed by pulling the back of the rear seat back & upwards while key is turned

Expert:  Bike-Doc replied 1 year ago.

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