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    On the old forum there was lots of talk of these quick-release seat pins made by forum member "Mule". They were called "Mule Nuts". Does anyone happen to have a photo of what they looked like or worked like?



    I'd like to come up with some sort of quick-release for my seat.



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    Quote Originally Posted by catamount View Post
    On the old forum there was lots of talk of these quick-release seat pins made by forum member "Mule". They were called "Mule Nuts". Does anyone happen to have a photo of what they looked like or worked like?



    I'd like to come up with some sort of quick-release for my seat.



    Thanks!
    I used a 5/8" slack adjuster (truck air brake pin) pin. Drilled and tapped the head end for the piece of threaded stock and drove a roll pin through the cotter pin hole to make a "T" handle. Works great.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryJ View Post
    I used a 5/8" slack adjuster (truck air brake pin) pin. Drilled and tapped the head end for the piece of threaded stock and drove a roll pin through the cotter pin hole to make a "T" handle. Works great.


    Good plan! It should also work if I just drill a hole in the threaded stock alone, right? Do I need the air brake pin?



    Also, how do you keep it "tight" against the frame to stop the seat from jumping around?
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    I have a feeling that a picture might clear up my foggy description.





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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryJ View Post
    I have a feeling that a picture might clear up my foggy description.





    Thank you! That makes it perfectly clear!
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    Here is my solution - a hitch pin, aptly named: Mule hitch pin! [grin]









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    Does the seat wiggle up and down at all with the pin setup when off roading?



    I'm all for not needing tools to get the seat off.



    What would happen if you moved that pin to the end of the bolt and put a flat washer and a spring in between the bike frame and pin?



    Or am I just making things too complicated?









    Anyway... does anyone know what thread size are the seat bolts are ?





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    I gave the spring route a run. Worked out fine. But I could see someone dropping the spring and having a loose seat all the way home.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    Does the seat wiggle up and down at all with the pin setup?



    What would happen if you moved that pin to the end of the bolt and put a flat washer and a spring in between the bike frame and pin?



    Or am I just making things too complicated?









    Anyway... what thread size are the seat bolts?


    Rich, for me I like to keep things simple... I've not had a problem with any seat wiggle but I also have the Stearns/Walmart seat cover that I use - it and my butt [grin] keeps it down... I don't know what the size of the seat bolt is, I just took it down to the Ace and matched it up.



    2007 TW "Muley": Cyclerack rear, 55 tooth rear sprocket, Duro Power Grip & Shinko SR241, Clarke tank, Ricochet bash plate, Mule hitch pin quick seat removal, Trail Tech Vapor w/ Dashboard, hardwired Garmin 60csx & 205w, 12vdc adaptor, independent high beam off/on and signal beeper, modified seat.

    2000 Yamaha V-star 650 Custom - [sold]

    2009 Yamaha WR250R - "Willie Boy" the slimmer faster brother of my Muley.

    2009 Hidden Content . Wow, what fun on the highway!

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











    Yes! These were the photos I saw on the old site. Thanks for re-posting them.



    Also, I think the bolt is a 6 mm x 1mm thread.
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    I smell a missing link award for someone

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