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Jimmyk
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PostSubject: Is the seat supposed to stay up on its own ,when you unlock it and open it?   Is the seat supposed to stay up on its own ,when you unlock it and open it? I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 22, 2018 10:15 am

I'm not sure if there's a problem with my seat, when storing stuff.
When you lift the seat, is it supposed th stay open? If so, what holds it open?
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PostSubject: Re: Is the seat supposed to stay up on its own ,when you unlock it and open it?   Is the seat supposed to stay up on its own ,when you unlock it and open it? I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 22, 2018 10:39 am

That "Stay Open" feature falls within the generous 10-day, one thousand mile warranty. Rolling Eyes Not much of a chance of the Seat Damper actually holding the seat open after that.

Actually the Seat Damper is more of a pneumatic assist for raising the seat. Some members here have replaced the OEM seat damper with a heavier duty aftermarket damper.

Tim
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PostSubject: Thanks Tim    Is the seat supposed to stay up on its own ,when you unlock it and open it? I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 22, 2018 10:53 am

I guess I can get by without it staying open.
Besides grabbing a helmet or a pair of gloves, that’s about all it gets used for.
Thanks again!
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PostSubject: Re: Is the seat supposed to stay up on its own ,when you unlock it and open it?   Is the seat supposed to stay up on its own ,when you unlock it and open it? I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 22, 2018 11:22 am

Cosmic_Jumper wrote:
That "Stay Open" feature falls within the generous 10-day, one thousand mile warranty. Rolling Eyes Not much of a chance of the Seat Damper actually holding the seat open after that.

Actually the Seat Damper is more of a pneumatic assist for raising the seat. Some members here have replaced the OEM seat damper with a heavier duty aftermarket damper.

Tim

The make / number on that aftermarket damper is ??
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PostSubject: Re: Is the seat supposed to stay up on its own ,when you unlock it and open it?   Is the seat supposed to stay up on its own ,when you unlock it and open it? I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 22, 2018 12:46 pm

Typing "seat damper" in the Search function produced this:
http://www.silverwing600.com/t6905-seat-damper-upgrade?highlight=Seat+Damper
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Jimmyk wrote:
I'm not sure if there's a problem with my seat, when storing stuff.
When you lift the seat, is it supposed th stay open?   If so, what holds it open?

Any good ?   https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Force-Strut-Spring-Support/dp/B007PP32B2
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I took a gamble and just ordered one from Amazon.
Using 2.00 and some change in reward points, I paid 12.85 with free shipping.
Does anyone out there use this on their seat? If so how does it work?
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PostSubject: Re: Is the seat supposed to stay up on its own ,when you unlock it and open it?   Is the seat supposed to stay up on its own ,when you unlock it and open it? I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 23, 2018 10:19 pm

Yes, it is supposed to stay open. I ordered the OEM part from one of the discounters (Partzilla or Babbitt - don't remember). Some extra stiff units ended up bending the stock attachments. Seems like there are always some aftermarket units on ebay...
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PostSubject: Re: Is the seat supposed to stay up on its own ,when you unlock it and open it?   Is the seat supposed to stay up on its own ,when you unlock it and open it? I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 14, 2018 7:28 pm

If I need to keep mine open for more than a minute, I use a bungle cord anchored to the mirror post.
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My first Silverwing had a shot seat lift gas cylinder. For a while I just carried a stick to prop the seat up but didn't like nonfunctional parts on my scoot so I replaced it with one from Partzilla for about $26. There are other sources but the one Partzilla sells has the right pressure, some are too stiff operating.
https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda/scooter/2007/fsc600d-ac-silver-wing/seat
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PostSubject: Re: Is the seat supposed to stay up on its own ,when you unlock it and open it?   Is the seat supposed to stay up on its own ,when you unlock it and open it? I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 15, 2018 2:11 pm

exavid wrote:
My first Silverwing had a shot seat lift gas cylinder. For a while I just carried a stick to prop the seat up but didn't like nonfunctional parts on my scoot so I replaced it with one from Partzilla for about $26. There are other sources but the one Partzilla sells has the right pressure, some are too stiff operating.
https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda/scooter/2007/fsc600d-ac-silver-wing/seat


The only non-working part I like is above the seat! chickendance
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PostSubject: Re: Is the seat supposed to stay up on its own ,when you unlock it and open it?   Is the seat supposed to stay up on its own ,when you unlock it and open it? I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 15, 2018 3:29 pm

I have had two silverwings and both gas seat cylinders did not hold up the seat well. Just more of a dampener when shutting. The bungy cord to the handlebars is what I use if the seat needs to stay up for a while.
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I just installed one on my 08 that has not worked for years. Amazon. I did have to inlarge the top and bottom holes a bit to make it fit, as othere have said. Only took about 25min for the exchange.
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John
Done mine the same last month, got the link form Tim and it worked a treat
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Just found a problem with the strut replacement. The seat will not totally unlock. I have to push down on the forward latch on top of the seat for it to open. I made the strut shorter and longer and it still does not work correctly. Any ideas folks?
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PostSubject: Seat latch problem   Is the seat supposed to stay up on its own ,when you unlock it and open it? I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 09, 2019 12:23 am

Check to see if your bike's seat is centered so the loop can fit right into the center of the latch. You could disconnect the strut and check how the seat latch engages the latch. It's possible the seat pan could be bent or warped a bit.

The seat hinge on my '08 is sloppy enough that when the bike is on the side stand the seat part of the latch misses the slot on the bike by a fraction of an inch. I usually push the seat a bit toward the high side a bit when closing and then pushing down firmly to make sure it latches. Honda could have done a bit better on this setup. The latching system on my BMW scooter's seat fit a lot better and didn't have any sloppiness. But then that might have been because it was six years newer or twice the price of a Silver Wing.
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Does anyone know why the subject portion of my posts seem to stretch out vertically?
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