See Figure 1. All Sportster models have a forward tab underneath the seat on the frame back.
  1. Remove screw to detach seat from rear fender.
  2. Push seat forward to release keyhole from post on frame.
  3. Lift up on seat to release tongue from frame.
  4. If applicable, inspect passenger strap for damage or excessive wear.
The passenger straps are secured to the seat.
1. See Figure 1. Slide seat forward until the tongue (1) fits snugly in frame.
2. Push seat forward and press firmly in center until keyhole on underside of seat locks firmly to post on frame.
After installing seat, pull upward on seat to be sure it is locked in position. While riding, a loose seat can shift causing loss of control, which could result in death or serious injury. (00070b)
3. Pull up on seat to verify that it is locked in place.
4. Install screw and fasten seat mounting bracket to top of rear fender.
5. Tighten mounting bracket screw.
6. Pull up on seat again to verify that it is properly secured, in all three mounting points.
1Connection point
Figure 1. Seat: Sportster Models