850SP Touring - Removing & Replacing Passenger Seat
My brand new 2017 Sportsman 850 Touring (2 seats) does a lot of things well but there is one thing that befuddled me for hours (literally): Removing & Replacing the Passenger Seat. It could just be me but I dont think so. Anyway, here're concise step by step instructions (that dont exist anywhere).
1. Position yourself directly behind the bike, one hand on top of passenger seat, one hand on handle at bottom of seat.
2. Simultenously push down with hand on top of seat and pull UP on handle, and lift.
(there's a silly strap, metal plate that the handle is supposed to pull away to unlatch the seat; it takes some doing)
1. Place seat down into its position, with bottom seat cushion tilted down slightly and pushed against operator seat.
2. Grasp metal arm rests right next to either side of seat.
3. Push forward and down.
(this last move took me almost an hour to figure out...practice it, you'll get better at it)
Undocumented (at least as far as I can tell) is a storage area under the passenger seat cushions. You access it by grasping the front of the cushion and YANKING UP.
I seriously hope this will help others.
2017 Sportsman 1000XP Touring