Securing the Seat

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by jjjtech, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. jjjtech

    jjjtech Member

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    I searched the forum and didn't see an answer to this already. Does anyone know of anyway of securing the seat. Some sort of lock to replace the bolt or something. I had people steal the battery out of other vehicles of mine. I'm concerned that when I start traveling again, I'll get stuck in another apartment complex where I can't keep the bike locked up.
    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Go to an auto parts or hardware store and see if you can find a 1/4" x20 (I think that's the size), Torx +, or Torx tamper proof screw. It takes a special torx bit with a hole in the center to remove the screw. You can get inexpensive torx + bits at Sears and other retailers. Not something the "opportunist" usually has when he's moonlight shopping. It will help, but we all know ANYTHING can be stolen.
     

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  3. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Therefore, you better be 100% sure you've got that special bit with you when you leave home or you ain't getting that seat off if you need to!
     
  4. jjjtech

    jjjtech Member

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    I'll look for that at Ace next time I'm there. Well, the bolt and the wrench.
    Thanks. Great idea.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Tamper proof torx, just dont loose the driver and buy a good one, the cheap ones are just that , Capital Jack
     
  6. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    The pin in the centre of the fitting isnt too strong a small flat head screwdriver and something to hit it with is all thats needed to get the pin out on some just the screwdriver in and jammed and give it a twist and the pin comes out
    in the late 90s some it equipment used these if i had to fix it i had to get into the box

    Brian
     
  7. sprinklerfitter669

    sprinklerfitter669 Junior Member

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    Fins right,

    I had to break a few of these tamper proof screws as well, then you can use a regular torx, of allen wrench
    If you go this way, and someday have to break the pin...protect your fender :s
     
  8. jjjtech

    jjjtech Member

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    Well, it was a good idea while it lasted.
     
  9. sprinklerfitter669

    sprinklerfitter669 Junior Member

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    What happened?
    Did you try it?
     
  10. jjjtech

    jjjtech Member

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    No, haven't tried it yet. Just got swayed by the talk of how easy it is to break the security of the bolts.
    Still seems to be my best option though.