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    +1 that is a great solution.

    Even if the threads rust solid it won't matter. That happened to the wrecked seat I bought to make the hybrid XT350 front tank portion. I managed to work the rusted snapped seat bolt out somehow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    I smell a missing link award for you cat



    Not for me! But maybe for either of the two guys who posted their solutions above!
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    This is great. The previous owner of my TW just put the bolts into the seat but not through the bracket. I don't really get any wiggle though when I'm on it. Hitch pin idea is great though.
    Some things shouldn't be left like you found them.

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    Here's my solution to the problem of having to have tools to take off the seat - Perhaps since they use wingnuts as a primary component, I'll call these "WingDings."



    You can see they use a metric bolt, a wingnut, a locknut, and a short nylon sleeve. I ground the nylon sleeve down from it's original length on a bench grinder. I think were I to re-make these I'd get a little longer bolt and make the sleeve a bit longer too to be sure the wingnut was well out of the way of the seat bracket.




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    Quote Originally Posted by JS5owner View Post
    Here is my solution - a hitch pin, aptly named: Mule hitch pin! [grin]





    Okay, so I confirmed tonight at the local hardware store that this pin is in the metric section:



    M6 x 40 (or longer if you like), 1.00 pitch.



    I ended up building two for myself at a grand total of $2. Thanks JS5owner!
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    Quote Originally Posted by catamount View Post
    Okay, so I confirmed tonight at the local hardware store that this pin is in the metric section:



    M6 x 40 (or longer if you like), 1.00 pitch.



    I ended up building two for myself at a grand total of $2. Thanks JS5owner!




    I like this solution even better than mine, but am wondering how you get the hole in the pin? (Is this a bolt with the head cut off??) Bolts are typically pretty hard metal and drilling the hole seems not very easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truelight View Post
    I like this solution even better than mine, but am wondering how you get the hole in the pin? (Is this a bolt with the head cut off??) Bolts are typically pretty hard metal and drilling the hole seems not very easy.


    The pin is made just like that with the hole in it. It's usually used to connect a hitch to a vehicle or any tow behind equipment. Very handy in all sorts of situations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by assquatch20 View Post
    The pin is made just like that with the hole in it. It's usually used to connect a hitch to a vehicle or any tow behind equipment. Very handy in all sorts of situations.


    I wish! I doubt you'll find such a small pin (M6) as a hitch pin.



    The bolt is small so you'll have to drill it yourself. I cut the head off the bolt and then put it in a vise. Using something sharp and hard like a nail, I'll get an indentation going in the bolt. Then you just drill a straight hole through it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truelight View Post
    Here's my solution to the problem of having to have tools to take off the seat - Perhaps since they use wingnuts as a primary component, I'll call these "WingDings."



    You can see they use a metric bolt, a wingnut, a locknut, and a short nylon sleeve. I ground the nylon sleeve down from it's original length on a bench grinder. I think were I to re-make these I'd get a little longer bolt and make the sleeve a bit longer too to be sure the wingnut was well out of the way of the seat bracket.





    Nice. I'll be doing this mod this afternoon.



    I saw a Suzuki rider using hitch pins to secure his seat launch his seat off a cliff. If you ride in a lot of thick brush that could be an issue. Probably not more than a 1:1,000,000 chance of losing both pins at the same time, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catamount View Post
    Okay, so I confirmed tonight at the local hardware store that this pin is in the metric section:



    M6 x 40 (or longer if you like), 1.00 pitch.



    I ended up building two for myself at a grand total of $2. Thanks JS5owner!


    You are welcome catamount! What I like about this board is the collective knowledge that is shared. I've learned so much from all my fellow T-dubers! I do wish this new board kept the "stats" of the old board. I.e. how many posts, etc. etc. but I'm totally grateful for Chopper Charles for "herding the cats" here.
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