Removing the Seat on a ZX-6R


I am not a mechanic or a representative of any motorcycle or tool manufacturer or anything else official. This page is only my notes on doing this procedure myself. Although I believe what I have documented here is correct, I make no promises and you do this at your own risk.


You need to remove the main seat for most maintenance tasks. The rear seat comes off with your ignition key, but the main seat needs a tool.


Tools Required

  • Rear stand (recommended)
  • 10mm socket, wrench, or nut driver

Difficulties & Warnings



Putting the bike on a rear stand makes this job much easier by leveling the bike and holding it steady.
Using the ignition key in the seat release, lift out the passenger seat.
Look toward the front of the bike, under the rider’s seat. There’s a metal hold-down bracket held in place by a bolt.
Using a 10mm socket or nut driver, remove the bolt.
Lift out the hold-down bracket and set it aside.
Now the rider’s seat will lift out.
The battery, fuel-tank mounting bolts, fuse box, and other useful items, are now exposed.

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