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 Is the seat supposed to stay up on its own ,when you unlock it and open it?

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PostSubject: Is the seat supposed to stay up on its own ,when you unlock it and open it?   Sun 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?   Sun 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    Sun 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?   Sun 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?   Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:46 pm

Typing "seat damper" in the Search function produced this:
https://www.silverwing600.com/t6905-seat-damper-upgrade?highlight=Seat+Damper
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PostSubject: Re: Is the seat supposed to stay up on its own ,when you unlock it and open it?   Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:51 pm

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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PostSubject: Re: Is the seat supposed to stay up on its own ,when you unlock it and open it?   Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:22 pm

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?   Mon 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?   Thu 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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PostSubject: Re: Is the seat supposed to stay up on its own ,when you unlock it and open it?   Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:39 pm

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?   Fri 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?   Fri 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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