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i know this topic has been pegged but i thought i'd add another couple of pics of my solution. (these are very similar to truelight's )



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i may jb weld them, but the seem to be holding tight as is.
 

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Nice Joe! This is the route I'm gonna take on our two bikes, thanks for the pics and write up!



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You don't get a better write-up than that. Well done.
 

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Just wondering... how close does the tire get at full compression? Any danger of the wingnut ripping into rubber?

 

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Just wondering... how close does the tire get at full compression? Any danger of the wingnut ripping into rubber?
i'm not going to say it couldn't but i looks like it would hit the back frame first. the left one clears, but to the right side it's about 6 inches, so you'd really have to bottom out, that's max rear travel.
 

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Just wondering... how close does the tire get at full compression? Any danger of the wingnut ripping into rubber?
i'm not going to say it couldn't but i looks like it would hit the back frame first. the left one clears, but to the right side it's about 6 inches, so you'd really have to bottom out, that's max rear travel. you could make them shorter, but then they would hit the frame, and defeat the purpose of making them tool-less.
 

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I am not sure if yours are any longer than mine. I have lightly rubbed one of mine a few times in the hard wheel stuffs.







Mine are 1/2" slack adjuster pins with a roll pin to twist, Drilled and tapped for the threaded stock.
 

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I am not sure if yours are any longer than mine. I have lightly rubbed one of mine a few times in the hard wheel stuffs.







Mine are 1/2" slack adjuster pins with a roll pin to twist, Drilled and tapped for the threaded stock.


yours are cleaner looking for sure. nicely done.
 

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I'm a bad man. I haven't had my seat secured with the nuts for years!




I have no good excuse/reason/lie for not securing the seat, but your work here has me reconsidering the whole "no nuts" thing! Thanks
 

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...your work here has me reconsidering the whole "no nuts" thing!
I'll look around, I may have a couple spare slack adjuster pins at the shop?
 

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I'm a bad man. I haven't had my seat secured with the nuts for years!




I have no good excuse/reason/lie for not securing the seat, but your work here has me reconsidering the whole "no nuts" thing! Thanks


You neutered your mule???
:huh:







:p<_<
 

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You neutered your mule???
:huh:







:p<_<




Ha ha, touche! That there is funny. I mean I have no idea what you're talking about!





@HenryJ. Thanks for the offer, but I got the stuff in my shop, just got to get over being lazy!
 

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Awesome fab! The seat removal issue wasnt thought out well in the design phase. Off to HDepot manana!
Thanks!
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I took a look at this idea and have yet to appreciate why this mod is really needed. As it is the 10mm bolts are easy to get out (in the shop anyway) and I would be a bit concerned that debris could get thrown up under the seat byn the rear tire so that the extended bolts could be bent or torn loose. Just thinkin...or not !
 

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I got tired of grabbing the tools to remove the seat, so I had my wife (she's the hobby welder) weld a washer onto the head of each nut. The washers were used (thus free) and she was already welding on her own project so it was a quick fix. Gives me enough grip to twist the bolts without anything getting in the way or needing tools. She welded a large washer on our kickstands and re-welded her kickstand after I lowered her bike (drilled a new hole below the shock - lowered the forks some - gave my shorty woman an extra needed inch). I do the cutting and follow directions :p
 
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