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    How to remove bolts on lower rear seat of 2005 Sportster?

    On a 2005 Sportster, how to you reach the two bow facing seat bolts that secure the bottom section of rear seat to the hull? These are screws #3 and #4 in my pictures. I can stand on my head in the engine compartment and reach #1 and #2, but using a 12" ratchet handle, the the others are about 4 inches out of my reach. I'm 5'9", so I don't have very long arms. Do I need a long armed person, a longer ratchet handle, or is there another tool/technique that anyone can recommend?

    In case your wondering how these bolts were removed, someone else did it.

    4 screws holding bottom of back seat.jpg 4 screws holding bottom of back seat-with seat removed.jpg

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    Re: How to remove bolts on lower rear seat of 2005 Sportster?

    Are you for real???? Unbolt and remove speakers.
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    Re: How to remove bolts on lower rear seat of 2005 Sportster?

    Get someone who doesn't have t rex arms to do it
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    Re: How to remove bolts on lower rear seat of 2005 Sportster?

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    Are you for real???? Unbolt and remove speakers.
    No need to remove speakers. I think I'm going to use this tool seat bolt removal tool - 02.jpg

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    Re: How to remove bolts on lower rear seat of 2005 Sportster?

    I'm sure that will work too but it really only takes a couple minutes to pop the speakers out.
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    Re: How to remove bolts on lower rear seat of 2005 Sportster?

    Quote Originally Posted by Myself View Post
    I'm sure that will work too but it really only takes a couple minutes to pop the speakers out.
    Yeah, this is the way to go. You'll probably drop a nut/bolt anyhow and need to retrieve it, so save a step and just yank the speakers.
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