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PostSubject: Seat strut help please   Seat strut help please I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 03, 2021 3:48 pm

Can anyone recommend where I can get a gas strut for the seat of my 2004 'Wing, preferably in the UK?

Please don't say SGS Engineering of Derby as I'm currently in dispute with them.

Ta.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat strut help please   Seat strut help please I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 03, 2021 4:46 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Seat strut help please   Seat strut help please I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 03, 2021 8:20 pm

Here’s a link to a heavy duty replacement seat strut from a previous thread on this topic. Yeah, it’s from a USA source but check your UK sources for availability. No doubt it’s from China anyway.

http://www.sourcingmap.com/20kg-force-gas-strut-shock-spring-lift-support-114-inch-for-car-p-158286.html

Of course you could always use the Search function (above, left) to find more discussion on this.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat strut help please   Seat strut help please I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 04, 2021 7:28 am

The one above that Tim references works, I use one. It is not an exact replacement but can be buggered on. Be advised this is not a piece of cake install even using the OEM unit. Not terrible but a PITA to get to. Good luck. Some people simply carry a piece of wooden dowel.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat strut help please   Seat strut help please I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 04, 2021 9:01 am

Link to heavy duty seat strut from amazon

https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Force-Strut-Spring-Support/dp/B007PP32B2
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PostSubject: Re: Seat strut help please   Seat strut help please I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 04, 2021 5:52 pm

I also bought mine on Amazon and it works great. I did not have any problems with the installation at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat strut help please   Seat strut help please I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 05, 2021 3:47 pm

I think that's the same one I got just after I got my SWing. It might be time to replace it again as it's getting a bit weak again and doesn't want to stay up all the time. Time to order another one I guess.

There. Just ordered it.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat strut help please   Seat strut help please I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 06, 2021 5:06 am

amazon have them uk
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PostSubject: Re: Seat strut help please   Seat strut help please I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 13, 2021 8:22 am

Cosmic_Jumper wrote:
Link to heavy duty seat strut from amazon

https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Force-Strut-Spring-Support/dp/B007PP32B2

Currently unavailable.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat strut help please   Seat strut help please I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 13, 2021 10:14 am

For lower 48 folks, I got the Amazon one and find it slightly strong on my oem seat, I kinda have to push on the strut area to close or I get too much seat twisting otherwise. The OEM is still availble around the $30 price, Revzilla has it for $32ish, bring order up to $40 and get free shipping.

 https://www.revzilla.com/oem/honda/honda-83590-mct-003-damper-opener?query=83590-MCT-003&sku_id=1383583
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PostSubject: Re: Seat strut help please   Seat strut help please I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 13, 2021 10:56 am

Yes. That is exactly what happened to mine.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat strut help please   Seat strut help please I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 14, 2021 9:10 pm

I must have gotten one of the last Amazon struts seeing as they are now unavailable. The site doesn't say when they'll be back in stock either.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat strut help please   Seat strut help please I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 05, 2022 11:05 am

MickP62 wrote:
Can anyone recommend where I can get a gas strut for the seat of my 2004 'Wing, preferably in the UK?

Please don't say SGS Engineering of Derby as I'm currently in dispute with them.

Ta.

I have just replaced mine with this one from Amazon UK. Works fine but had to drill the holes slightly larger to take the collars.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07Y6KP24Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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PostSubject: Re: Seat strut help please   Seat strut help please I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 05, 2022 3:34 pm

zrx212 wrote:
For lower 48 folks, I got the Amazon one and find it slightly strong on my oem seat, I kinda have to push on the strut area to close or I get too much seat twisting otherwise. The OEM is still availble around the $30 price, Revzilla has it for $32ish, bring order up to $40 and get free shipping.

 https://www.revzilla.com/oem/honda/honda-83590-mct-003-damper-opener?query=83590-MCT-003&sku_id=1383583

Just checked it today and it is still available at Revzilla at link above but price is now $39.18...

Going up like everything else LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Seat strut help please   Seat strut help please I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 05, 2022 4:22 pm

old bikes, parts worn or heavy backrest added---paint mixing stick works just fine to hold seat up....and cheap, too.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat strut help please   Seat strut help please I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 05, 2022 5:09 pm

This is the one I bought two months ago, but the price has increased considerably since!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/232015805391?epid=1030306141&hash=item3605383bcf:g:pzUAAOSwAYtWNAOC
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PostSubject: Re: Seat strut help please   Seat strut help please I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 06, 2022 5:53 pm

I have a Corbin seat with backrest.
Are the struts mentioned above strong enough to hol the Corbin seat?
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PostSubject: Re: Seat strut help please   Seat strut help please I_icon_minitimeThu Aug 03, 2023 8:21 am

DavidL wrote:
MickP62 wrote:
Can anyone recommend where I can get a gas strut for the seat of my 2004 'Wing, preferably in the UK?

Please don't say SGS Engineering of Derby as I'm currently in dispute with them.

Ta.

I have just replaced mine with this one from Amazon UK. Works fine but had to drill the holes slightly larger to take the collars.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07Y6KP24Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Is that more heavy duty than the oem Honda strut?
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PostSubject: Re: Seat strut help please   Seat strut help please I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 05, 2023 5:10 am

David Silver Spares, Suffolk. Google them.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat strut help please   Seat strut help please I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 05, 2023 5:43 am

Loosemarbles wrote:
David Silver Spares, Suffolk. Google them.
Ive dealt with them a bit,in the past.
Overpriced.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat strut help please   Seat strut help please I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 05, 2023 12:33 pm


By comparison to other OEM outlets the prices are generally the same across the board. Aftermarket parts are always the first option. However, there may be 'some' parts when only the OEM part works out to be the better option. I fitted two lots of non-OEM fork seals inside 6 months but after reverting to OEM, they've been fine for years.

I fitted an OEM gas strut nine years ago and it's still working very strongly.

I'm sure our dearly-missed Tim would say something along the lines of: "You pays your money, you takes your choice".
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PostSubject: Re: Seat strut help please   Seat strut help please I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 05, 2023 2:25 pm

And as if by magc,this just arrived,via Amazon.Seat strut help please 20230811
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