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  • Yamaha Stiletto seat

    Hey all,

    I have got a lead on a Stiletto seat (discontinued for years), but I have a few questions for those that have the seat:

    The seat doesn't have a hook mounted on the bottom of the seat that would engage the locking mechanism. The question: Can I use the hook off of my factory R* seat on the stiletto seat? My logic says yes, but my gut is telling me that is too good to be true and it never works out this nicely.

    Attached are a few images for reference. Purple arrow points at the seat pan hook that goes into the horn, understandably foregone with the one piece-two up seat.

    Green arrow is the hook. Note the potential lack of provision on the stiletto seat.

    Thanks in advance.

  • #2
    Yes you can.https://www.yamahasportsplaza.com/oe...9bc7919f5/seat

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    • #3
      I know that I can remove the hook off the original seat. The question is if swapping the hook off the original seat and putting it onto the stiletto is the right way to do it.

      Looking at the seat pan images side by side shows that there’s different rubber stops in different locations (not much surprise), and that there isn’t exactly a provision for the hook on the stiletto seat. I’d have to do measuring and mocking up and cross my fingers that I drill into the stiletto seat in the correct positions for the hook.

      It’s a real “grab your ankles and pray” situation it seems.

      what do you think Mort? Thanks for the help.

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      • #4
        Edit: unless the riveted on ‘square U’ is:

        - what secures the front of the seat somehow
        - gets removed so the hook can get mounted there

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        • #5
          Well here's some info in case anyone finds themselves ever in the same predicament, for some reason:

          Dug up an old photo from the classifieds section - It looks like indeed the seat is not the same.

          This is a photo of an R* stiletto seat. See that the hook is (of course) there, and there's rubber stops in place that resemble the factory seat locations and structure.

          Hopefully this helps someone someday.



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          • #6
            Did some more searching and determined that the seat you have is not for a Road Star but a V Star 1100
            Attached Files

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            • #7
              This style of seat has been done by all the big manufacturers.

              The “stiletto” is the name of this specific seat sold by Yamaha/Star as an accessory. Check out this catalog, page 36 specifically:

              https://www.venturerider.org/manuals/2010staryamaha.pdf

              Unfortunately there are eBay sellers that list items like these promiscuously, claiming it is for the wrong bike. Being listed as ‘New Old Stock’ items that are actually off parted out bikes, there is no return policy, so you’re stuck with a seat for a v star.

              It’s happened to be before with dirt bike parts. Real drag.

              Just thought I’d make a post about it in case someone else at a later date is in a similar spot and finds this thread via search function.

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              • #8
                Lol it looks like you beat me to it. Nice work.

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