Stopped by at a local body shop the other day to speak with them about fabbing up a new pan with a cowl and solo seat configuration. Pulled off the side covers to get to the bolts and the left one was missing (was at about 1200 miles at the time). Looking closer it looks like the threads are completely shot. Anyone else have this happen?
I'm guessing it's just a fluke incident but wanted to see if anyone else has had it happen. Heading to the dealer tomorrow morning for them to look at/fix it.
Al, I had just the opposite problem. The first time I tried to remove the saddle, the screws were so tight for the full length of the threads that I thought they might shear before I got them out. I checked the screws with a die and those threads were good. Then I checked the holes with a tap and it wouldn't go in, so I cleaned up those threads with the tap. All is OK now. You might have to drill and tap for the next size larger screw on that side, or install a threaded insert.
My seat bolts were extremely tight the first time I removed the seat.
I thought they were cross threaded or something. After I got them out and check out I remembered something about dissimilar medals. I use anti-seize on them now and haven't had any problems.
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Same here. Mine scretched(sp?) very loudly for about 2 turns coming out. I too thought they were crossthreaded. Something wrong with the instructions on the assembly line IMHO is they are all like that.
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