I feel your pain, as mine give me a helluva fight trying to insert the bolts. When the bike was new, and I was removing the bolts for the first time, there was so much resistance I thought I was going to shear them off. Once they were out, I took a tap to the holes in the frame and chased the threads - mo bettah! But the holes in the seat thingies would not align with those in the frame and starting the bolts was next to impossible. I got much longer bolts and ground their ends to a generous taper. The taper helps to align the parts and start the threads. I hope my solution helps you.
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I have troubles too at times. I think my left one is about snafu. I'm no NASA engineer, but steel into aluminium not a good idea. I think my next step is heli-coils.
2013 XCT added Jan 2015
pull back bars, passenger arm rests, HID Low beam, Silverstar Ultra headlight high beam,Drag Specialties Pillow Top seat with driver backrest. Glasspack mod Mufflers.
2009 Royal Star Venture-Traded Jan 2016
I would bet that there is some wiring or something getting in the way. Be sure you didn't leave a tool under there, and make sure your wiring, etc is all out of the way.
Can you take a pic with the seat off? Maybe we can see if something is out of place...
2013 XCT, Boardwalk Blue w/ Vicwrapz
S&S Cams, Lloydz filter & ATS +5, PCV, UD pulley, Alto Red Eagle clutch plates
Madstad Windshield, 5000K HID, TriOvals, Memphis Shields wings, Ultimate seat
JVC KD-X35MDT, PBR300X4, Polk DB6502, DaytonAudio ND140-4 rear
HyperLites, LED driving lights, Lloydz dyno 105+H and 117+T
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