Seat Bolt

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Scrounger, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Scrounger

    Scrounger Active Member

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    Anyone else having issues with the rear seat bolt coming loose all the time. I lost the stock one, had to buy a knurled knob one while on the road and it still comes loose. Time to get out the blue loctite for sure I guess. Maybe a bolt with an allen head so I can torque it down.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Try a star washer under th head. I went with the allen head bolt and that worked also.
     
  3. sharpscuba

    sharpscuba Banned

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    I too had that happen to me. I use a lock washer now. It has worked so far.
     
  4. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    I changed mine to a stainless hex head allen fastener for security and torque...plain washer underneath to prevent scratching fender, no problems loosening.
     
  5. jaceddie

    jaceddie Junior Member

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    I have a back rest and don't use the screw. With the back rest on, the seat can't come off and it's easier to get to on the road if I have a problem.
     
  6. Safehaven

    Safehaven Active Member

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    I use a star washer under my bolt.
     
  7. ultradoc

    ultradoc Active Member

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    jaceddie, that's a good point. I have an ultra with a back rest. Never thought to keep the seat screw off. Thanks!
     
  8. ironmark

    ironmark Junior Member

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    Same here but I use a star washer on top of the flat washer , no problems here either . Make sure you use stainless so it wont rust and DO NOT over tighten it will mess up the threads and you will have a hard time removing the bolt when you need too . I also replaced the bolt at the front of the tank console with stainless .
     
  9. Cleftwynd

    Cleftwynd Banned

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    I replaced the stud and then drilled a small hole through the bolt to use a push pin, that way I can change seats in less than 5 seconds... I change the seat depending on if I have a passenger or going on a long trip.. etc...


    Bill
     
  10. Scrounger

    Scrounger Active Member

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    That sounds like a killer idea. How about a pic or two of that one.