Warning HD Sundowner Seat problem!

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Turk55, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Turk55

    Turk55 Active Member

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    Thought ya all should know about problem with the Sundowner seat, I bought one last year and had it on for one trip (about 500 mile) when I took it off to put the stock seat back on what i found was Harley used too large rear mounting tab bolts and they had warn clear through my paint and started marking my fender! took bike to dealer and showed it to them, took Harley a month to decide to replace fender and seat, that was order Oct 1, 2009 still watting on call that fender and seat are in.

    If you have one on your scoot, get it off, it you thinking of getting one better check the bolts as far as I know they havent changed them.
     
  2. deucedog

    deucedog Active Member

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    Turk,
    Really sorry to hear about that. I've had the Sundowner for 3 years now. Granted, I only use it when my wife goes with me, but it's been to Nova Scotia, Montreal, Myrtle Beach, and many weekend trips. I guess I'm fortunate in that I've had no problems like you've mentioned.

    Sure hope you get the new stuff before riding season!
     
  3. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    19k and no problems here either.
     
  4. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    I put a Sundowner on last year and the instructions stated to swap the rear mounting tab with the one off of the OE seat when installing on an Flstf. I've had no problems.
     
  5. DANNY MC

    DANNY MC Active Member

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    wife has one on Nightster,no problems..
     
  6. Turk55

    Turk55 Active Member

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    Guess its just my luck, go fig.:newsmile08:
     
  7. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Turk, do you think that if the rear mounting tab was changed it would alter the contact area so as to not rub. I also noted on my Sporty that there is a clear thick vinyl "decal" that protects the fender from contact with the seat, is it missing, or removed if some paint work was done?

    JMO, never cared for passenger pillion to be placed "on" the fender, rather than supported by the frame (or read sub frame like metrics) rather than the fender (technology we did on "kids" bikes) as well as flexy seat pans, for an all metal Harley the only consolation is the pillion rests on a steel fender and not a plastic one.
     
  8. martin14

    martin14 Active Member

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    sorry Turk, mine is fine.
     
  9. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    Somehow you must have gotten the one that was made for me, because usually if a company makes only one defective product, I get it. Sorry
     
  10. Jim B.

    Jim B. Junior Member

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    Have about 10,000 miles on mine and don't think there is a problem. But now I'm going to go out and check.