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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-12-2018, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Question CVO Seat leaves a small gap between console and rider seat

I purchased a CVO seat 52000283 and the passenger pillion 52400152 for my 2018 road glide special FLTRXS. The installation was pretty simple, but now there is a about a 1/2 inch gap between the top of the rider seat and the console. I love the seat, very comfy, but the gap is a little bit a bummer after spending $800. I think the seat was designed for a 2017 street glide, so I guess I have nobody to blame for myself for trying this. Maybe there is a fix that someone came up with?
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Welcome to the forum from Mass!

I am sure someone will jump in with some info.


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I purchased a CVO seat 52000283 and the passenger pillion 52400152 for my 2018 road glide special FLTRXS. The installation was pretty simple, but now there is a about a 1/2 inch gap between the top of the rider seat and the console. I love the seat, very comfy, but the gap is a little bit a bummer after spending $800. I think the seat was designed for a 2017 street glide, so I guess I have nobody to blame for myself for trying this. Maybe there is a fix that someone came up with?
Only thing I have to say is that the street glide and roadglide are the same bike except for the fairing so if it sits like that on your shark it will sit like that on a bat. Same tank, same seat, same console etc. so quit beating yourself up.
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CVO seat would indicate it was designed for a CVO model, correct?
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Unless the dashboard is different something is off with your new seat, I have the same seat on my 17 Ultra and it also fit a 16 special, I’m sure because I bought it for the special and when the M-8 came out I had to have one...
Let me know how to post pictures and I’ll put some up with no gap.
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Welcome to the forum, sorry I cannot help on the seat.

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Only thing I have to say is that the street glide and roadglide are the same bike except for the fairing so if it sits like that on your shark it will sit like that on a bat. Same tank, same seat, same console etc. so quit beating yourself up.
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what he said. the days are gone when different bikes had different length consoles and required seats with longer/shorter noses on them.

i would loosen the rear bolts holding the seat down, and see if you can push the seat forward any. you might have to wiggle it from side to side, but you may be able to get it forward some.

if worse comes to worse, you could always cut a small piece of leather, about as wide as your console. loosen up the console mounts, and slide it up under there.

you could also test fit it on your friend's bike. see how it fits someone elses.
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I'm OCD like that myself!

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I have the same issue, bought the seats not knowing there would be a gap. the console on the CVO IS longer (verified on a 2017 cvo).. I think you can redrill the holes in the plastic to move the seat forward. I just havent done it yet.
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I have the same seat on my 17 special. My son tried it out on his 18 and there was no gap on either. Something is off somewhere. Are you pushing it up all the way? Maybe a defect with the seat? Good Luck ...
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