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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 12-28-2018, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Seat pin mod

Is it possible to use a thinner detent pin so that the existing holes don’t have to be drilled out?
I’m Leary of changing the holes permanently.
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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 12-28-2018, 09:21 PM
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Why do you have to drill anything out? You can just screw a bolt up through the bottom, and use an acorn nut on the top side.



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post #3 of 32 (permalink) Old 12-29-2018, 06:17 AM
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I drilled mine out and used the dedent pins. I love it, no tools needed to remove seat.
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I too was a bit hesitant about drilling mine out. But I went ahead anyway and drilled it. No regrets. Great mod that cost very little. I have LeatherLyke hard bags and no longer need to remove them to take seat off
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I have LL bags exactly like Cokerb. With the front of the seat against the tank, and the rear fender stud/ acorn nut, it doesn't move hardly at all, so I too didn't feel the need to drill the threads just to accomodate a bigger pin. I use the 1/4" and they stay in place for the most part, however, I use a small plastic tie through the end loop to keep from losing the pin, just in case it comes out. EZ-PZ.

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5/16” , 1/4” pins. That’s what I’m talking about.
Although when I posted this question, I was concerned about drilling out the nut opening, but since then, I dropped an 8” C clamp on my front fender. Now I have bigger problems 😢
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If you use the smaller pins, they will eventually wear out/smash the threads anyway
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post #8 of 32 (permalink) Old 01-01-2019, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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If you use the smaller pins, they will eventually wear out/smash the threads anyway
That’s probably true.

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OEM bolt .308" OD on thread.
5/16" pin is .310" I had to drill mine.

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I drilled mine out and used the dedent pins. I love it, no tools needed to STEAL SEAT.
Sorry....that's what I read.

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