Removing driver's seat back rest on a 400 - Suzuki Burgman Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-09-2005, 11:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
Super Poster
 
mrm7592's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Cheltenham, PA
Posts: 244
Default Removing driver's seat back rest on a 400

Well, I am a newbie 400 rider (260 miles) and I wanted to see if by taking the back seat rest off, it would give me a little more leg room. I went out for a nice 120 mile ride last weekend and thought about stretching my legs a bit more. OK that said, I tried to unscrew the two screws that I believe are attached to the back rest and they were toqued so hard that I stripped both! Personally, they stripped a little too easily...I am not a muscle bound guy...

Ugh!!! Now I have to get something to get those puppies out.

Before I mess things up any more I was wondering if there was any illustrations on the forum for a simple how to and what to do with what I assume will be two holes in the backrest once I take the moveable rest out. This, of course, assumes I'll actually get the torqued screws out in the first place. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
__________________
Jay Mahoney
2012 AN400
Sold- 2005 AN400 with 4,000mi 7/3/2009
mrm7592 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-10-2005, 12:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
Insane Poster
 
Wyldman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: USA, KY, Louisville
Posts: 2,070
Send a message via Yahoo to Wyldman
Default

A good pair of vice grip pliers will help immensely. Get a good grip, lock 'em up tight & turn 'em out.

Don't worry about reusing or even replacing the screws, they are only there to keep the backrest adjustment bars from coming out of the seat. They really aren't necessary.

Hope this helps...
__________________
Chuck The Wyldman Shelton
AN650K3 Sylvia the Sexy Silver Suzuki 650 Scooter
Ex honor solum veritas - In honor there is only truth
My Gallery
Wyldman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-10-2005, 08:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
Super Poster
 
mrm7592's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Cheltenham, PA
Posts: 244
Default

Thanks, Wyldman. Any ideas about the holes that I will be leaving once the backrest is out?
__________________
Jay Mahoney
2012 AN400
Sold- 2005 AN400 with 4,000mi 7/3/2009
mrm7592 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-21-2008, 05:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 17
Default Re: Removing driver's seat back rest on a 400

I simply can't believe it's that simple. I can't find those two set screws that are supposed to be so tight. I've had the two larger screws that aren't supposed to be removed off, and taken off the underseat light fixture, I've positioned the back rest as for as it will go both ways . . . and I still don't see those screws. Under the seat, right?

I've even bought the 2008 Service Manual, and as near as I can tell it's not in there.

Has anybody documented this procedure in the gallery? So far I have managed to install a Givi windshield, found out it was too tall, removed it, had it trimmed and put it back on. I've removed the pillion handles to install those four screws for bungee cords, that was a lot more of a project than I anticipated, so at least I don't think I'm totally inept, I just can't find those two set screws.

Bill
Bill in WV is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-21-2008, 08:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
Insane Poster
 
Elliott Larron's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Los angeles ,California
Posts: 2,603
Garage
Default Re: Removing driver's seat back rest on a 400

If your is 07' 08' Only

viewtopic.php?f=47&t=30341
__________________
http://burgmanusa.com/gallery/Elliott+Larron/

Polini Variator|Polini Clutch |Polini ClutchBell|Yoshimura exhaust |K&N Oil - Custom.K&N Air|NologyHotWires |PowerCommander 3
GIVI AF266|AC 400W|JVC CD Radio|3BBR|Stebel TM80|10WLuxeon Rebel Leds||Sean Polacik Speedo|HID|INNOVA VM|MotoBatt 20W/Michelin P Pure SC
Elliott Larron is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-21-2008, 08:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
Super Poster
 
darcym's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 273
Default Re: Removing driver's seat back rest on a 400

Those two screws aren't doing anything except keeping the backrest from pulling all the way out. And you might not have stripped them, they just spin in the bar. And there's nothing in the service manual about them either.

They're a pain in the butt. Here's what I did; remove the seat completely. It's so much easier working ont the seat this way, and you can see what you're doing. I couldn't see a thing either when looking up at the bottom of the seat, and couldn't hold a flashlight and two screwdrivers at the same time. Remove the support strut first, then there's four bolts that are a little difficult to get to at the front of the seat (easier with the strut gone though so you can open the seat more). Turn the seat upside down on a table. Now you can see the two access holes. Move the back rest back and forth a little until you can see the two screws. If they're spinning, get in the hole with a long flat scredriver and lift up on the head of the screw. It'll back off easy then. If it's really stuck, give it a squirt of WD-40 and wait a bit. It'll come off.

good luck!
__________________
2009 Suzuki Burgman 650, white - the "Storm Trooper"
2003 Suzuki Burgman 400, aka "Yoda"
2009 Kawasaki Versys 650, aka "Doctor Doom"

San Diego, CA - America's Finest City
darcym is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-21-2008, 10:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 17
Default Re: Removing driver's seat back rest on a 400 - Hallelujah! Done

In answer to the last question to me - it's an '08. Somebody gave me a link to a similar thread on the 400 07+ thread and I got the magic answer there. I hope this is avoiding a cross post as I link to my success story over there.
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=30341&p=295249#p295249

Thanks for the help.

Bill in WV
Bill in WV is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki Burgman Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help on removing seat, passenger and driver backrest. Spyros76 Burgman 650 11 07-11-2013 01:38 PM
Driver Back Rest lscrym Newbie Questions! 40 05-02-2013 09:39 PM
k8 driver back rest 5$ cubabonin1 Burgman 400 (2007+ model) 6 08-09-2009 05:49 PM
HELP...I really can't get the driver back rest off the 400 mrm7592 How To 3 08-10-2005 10:07 PM
IS DRIVER SEAT BUMP REST REMOVAL EASY ON THE 650??? LIGHTSKIN523 General Discussion 13 07-01-2005 01:19 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:16 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum Ducati Scrambler Forum