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2020-06-05
Removing and Installing Seats on Cruiser, Bagger and Touring Models

Chief, Chieftain and Indian Springfield Models
To remove the seat:

1. Remove the left side cover to access the tool kit.

2. Locate the seat mount brackets under the edge of the driver's seat. Using a 6mm Allen socket, remove the seat mount bolt (1) from each side of the seat.

3. Using a 6mm Allen socket, remove the rear bracket bolt (2), washer and nylon grommet from the passenger portion of the seat (if equipped). Motorcycles that have a one-piece seat (pictured below) also have a rear bracket bolt that must be removed.

4. Lift the rear of the seat and pull it rearward to disengage the front mounting tab of the seat from the frame mount. Do not allow the seat mount brackets to contact the rear fender.

Seat

Seat

To reinstall the seat:

1. Position the seat by inserting the seat mounting tab from rear to front into the mount on top of the frame.

2. Rotate the rear of the seat downward and position the side mount seat brackets onto the frame. Do not allow the seat mount brackets to contact the rear fender.

3. On each side, thread the seat mount bolt through the seat mount bracket and into the frame. Torque seat bolts to 18 ft-lbs (24 Nm).

4. Secure the passenger seat (if equipped). Gently raise the rear bracket and reinstall the nylon grommet. Thread the rear bracket bolt and washer through the bracket and nylon grommet. Torque the bolt to 96 in-lbs (10.8 Nm).

Roadmaster
To remove the seat:

1. Remove the left side cover to access the tool kit.

2. Remove the trunk.

3. Disconnect the trunk harness from the main harness.

4. Locate the seat mount brackets under the edge of the driver's seat. Using a 6mm Allen socket, remove the seat mount bolt (1) from each side of the seat.

5. Using a 6mm Allen socket, remove the rear bracket bolt (2), washer and nylon grommet from the passenger portion of the seat.

6. Lift the rear of the seat and unplug the seat heater.

7. Pull the seat rearward to disengage the front mounting tab of the seat from the frame mount. Do not allow the seat mount brackets to contact the rear fender.

Seat Roadmaster

To reinstall the seat:

1. Position the seat by inserting the seat mounting frame tab from rear to front into the mount on the top of the frame.

2. Reconnect the seat heater.

3. Rotate the rear of the seat downward and position the side mount seat brackets onto the frame. Do not allow the seat mount brackets to contact the rear fender.

4. On each side, thread the seat mount bolt through the seat mount bracket and into the frame. Torque the seat bolts to 18 ft-lbs (24 Nm).

5. Gently raise the rear bracket and reinstall the nylon grommet. Thread the rear bracket bolt and washer through the bracket and nylon grommet. Torque the bolt to 96 in-lbs (10.8 Nm).

6. Reconnect the trunk harness to the main harness.

7. Reinstall the trunk.

Challenger
To remove the seat:

1. Remove the upper side panels separately. Gently grasp the front edge of the right side cover and the front lower corner of the left side cover. Pull away from vehicle to release three grommet pins. Use caution to prevent damage to painted surfaces. 

2. Locate the seat mount brackets under the edge of the driver's seat. Remove the seat mount bolt (1) from each side of the seat.

3. Pull the seat rearward to disengage the mounting tabs of the seat from the frame mount. Do not allow the seat mount brackets to contact the rear fender. 

To reinstall the seat:

1. Position the seat by inserting the seat mounting tab from rear to front into the mount on top of the frame.

2. Rotate the rear of the seat downward and position the side mount seat brackets onto the frame. Do not allow the seat mount brackets to contact the rear fender.

3. On each side, thread the seat mount bolt through the seat mount bracket and into the frame. Torque seat bolts to 18 ft-lbs (24 Nm).

4. Reinstall the side covers. 

For more information about your motorcycle, consult your Owner's Manual.
For more seat options, view the full line of accessory Indian Motorcycle seats.
To find replacement parts, view the online parts catalog.

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