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Tilting The Seat
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I've found others also wanting to be able to adjust or tilt the seats forward.  I made two modifications to my 2018 Venice to address this.

First, I wanted the driver's seat to tilt more forward (the back more upright).  I loosened the four screws holding the seat down: loosening the front screws only a little, but loosening the rear two enough (without removing them) to slip a 1/2" spacer under the rail at each screw, then retightened all.  This tilted it enough for me.  If you want to tilt more, you would need longer rear screws, and a thicker spacer.

BTW- I found that the four screws holding the seat in place are all 8mm, all the same thread.  The two in the rear are socket head cap screws and reqiure a long rounded 6mm allen wrench.  The front two are round head screws needing a 5mm allen wrench.  The nuts are the loose clip type and it is hard to get the rear ones aligned when retightening, if you have to remove the screws completely.  I changed the front two to socket head cap screws so all match. SHCSs have a deeper socket and are easier to work with.

Second, after watching a Texas Oatmeal YouTube of how he modified his passenger seat to tilt forward on hinges, I did the same to mine.  I did mine a little different, but basically the same.  My hinge may have been different, or his screws located different, but I did not have to drill out the hinge to get the proper location.  I had to trial and error determine the right spacer under thr rear of the seat so it would rest at the proper level.  The only thing to watch for is to put a small rope or cable on it so it can't be tilted forward enough to bump the windshield.


This is the hinge I used:   from Amazon, Black Solo Seat Springs 3" for Harley & Custom Satin Black Barrel Springs   (toss the springs)
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Nice! I like a more upright position. Under hard braking I slip forward in the seat, and have to reposition myself.

Now that you've tilted the seat forward are you slipping forward more?
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(10-12-2020, 05:25 PM)4estmccoy Wrote:  Nice! I like a more upright position. Under hard braking I slip forward in the seat, and have to reposition myself.

Now that you've tilted the seat forward are you slipping forward more?
I hadn't noticed the slipping forward.  Maybe I don't brake as hard.  I just don't like reclining when I'm driving.
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(10-12-2020, 05:25 PM)4estmccoy Wrote:  Nice! I like a more upright position. Under hard braking I slip forward in the seat, and have to reposition myself.

Now that you've tilted the seat forward are you slipping forward more?

60-0 shorter than any vehicle ever tested, of course you will slide forward.
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