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    I pulled the seat off my bike...

    oh man, this is insanity! Two little tiny bolts hidden up there in the mud between the seat and the rear tire fer cryin' out loud!

    What have you done to effect a quick release seat on your TW?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattoleriver View Post
    oh man, this is insanity! Two little tiny bolts hidden up there in the mud between the seat and the rear tire fer cryin' out loud!

    What have you done to effect a quick release seat on your TW?
    Eliminated the bolts and placed velcro in various places. Now I just peel the seat off, it takes about 2 seconds.
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    I bought slightly longer bolts, cut the heads off, drilled holes through one end. Then I screwed the headless bolt into the seat and installed the seat. Then I used some R clips through the holes in the headless bolts to hold the seat on. Now all it takes is to pull the clips to remove the seat.
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    I pulled mine and cleaned, Anti Sieved and greased them and reinstalled,
    How often do you need to pull the seat?

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    With a 10mm nut driver I can remove the seat in a minute or two, though I don't really need to remove it that often. Having the Battery Tender Ring Terminal Harness and quick-disconnect helps. This connection can take power out as well as put it in, but it's fused at 3 amps, so don't overload it. I did, but a new fuse was cheap.

    If I've got the facts correct our British Columbian friend Motoad lost his velcroed seat while hauling his bike to Moab, so if you go to a velcro attachment you might want to add a safety strap when trucking or trailering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GHDave View Post
    With a 10mm nut driver I can remove the seat in a minute or two, though I don't really need to remove it that often. Having the Battery Tender Ring Terminal Harness and quick-disconnect helps. This connection can take power out as well as put it in, but it's fused at 3 amps, so don't overload it. I did, but a new fuse was cheap.

    If I've got the facts correct our British Columbian friend Motoad lost his velcroed seat while hauling his bike to Moab, so if you go to a velcro attachment you might want to add a safety strap when trucking or trailering.
    It actually takes a little bit of effort to peel mine off, but this is a great idea and had I been able to make Moab this year; I would have thrown a bungie over mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pred View Post
    I pulled mine and cleaned, Anti Sieved and greased them and reinstalled,
    How often do you need to pull the seat?
    If you have a battery that needs checking once in awhile; that's about the only time I would take mine off.
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    Must be four or five threads on alternate seat retention systems but this is a classic with photos of most of the above mentioned ideas:
    Mule Nuts?

    Personally I just use a pair of 50mm bolts with jam nuts exposing about 20mm of threads to engage in the seat pan. This leaves about 30mm of bolt shaft and hex head protruding down below mud build-up to be turned with a 10mm socket. I previously tried the wing-nut idea but they vibrates out on the trail due to not being tightened enough.
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    Homemade hold down bolts with wingnuts. I use a lock washer and so far it has worked out well. (Wingnut held to bolt with red Loctite.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GHDave View Post
    If I've got the facts correct our British Columbian friend Motoad lost his velcroed seat while hauling his bike to Moab, so if you go to a velcro attachment you might want to add a safety strap when trucking or trailering.
    Wow must have been a painful ride....
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