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Old 09-26-2014, 12:44 AM
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I want to make my seat easier to remove quickly. I've already changed the OE seat bolts for ones with an Allen head, I can use a long ball end key to remove without taking off side panels. But it still is a pain, especially trying to get them back in! Any ideas? Hook or pull release et cetera. Any ideas appreciated!
 
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Old 09-26-2014, 02:25 AM
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How about electric actuators? I'm planning to fabricate a button operated system to my Daytona from electric car door lock motors. They don't have much push though so the pins should need to go into the holes without much force. There are small electric solenoids in ebay that has more pull force but the stroke length is usually very small, like 8mm or so.

If you want I could scribble a some sort of an illustration tonight of a few ideas I got. Making them work for your bike falls to you though. Do you have a welding rig?
 
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Old 09-27-2014, 12:58 AM
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Mattson, I can fab up what whatever is required :-) . I'd likely prefer a mechanical (non electric) release, but now you've got me thinking!
 
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Old 09-27-2014, 04:36 AM
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Was too tired to fight with the 3d renderer yesterday, will try to do it today. Got an idea that can use a universal choke cable to open.
 
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How about a quick release push T bolt from farm or trailer equipment?
Like this
 
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by drakito View Post
How about a quick release push T bolt from farm or trailer equipment?
Like this
Yes, that can work. I now have a spare seat base so I can 'prototype' a bit. I'll keep you posted, thanks for the input!
 
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I wonder if you could just cut a slot in the seat bolt holes so you only have to loosen the bolts and slide the seat off. A quick release pin would work, but it would be loose and rattle..
 
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Originally Posted by MrGiggles View Post
I wonder if you could just cut a slot in the seat bolt holes so you only have to loosen the bolts and slide the seat off. A quick release pin would work, but it would be loose and rattle..
Good thought, but the main problem is the access to the seat bolts and replacing them with the side panels on. I have perfect OEM panels so only stress them when necessary lol! I don't really know if there is enough metal to make a slot work. I will check it out tomorrow. Thanks!
 
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Originally Posted by seandcontracting View Post
Good thought, but the main problem is the access to the seat bolts and replacing them with the side panels on. I have perfect OEM panels so only stress them when necessary lol! I don't really know if there is enough metal to make a slot work. I will check it out tomorrow. Thanks!
Yeah, I've got factory fairings too and have to flex them quite a bit to reach the allen bolt. I've considered grinding a slot in it, but ever since I added a quick connect for my battery tender I rarely need to take the seat off, when I do it's usually for major maintenance and the side fairings have to come off anyway.
 
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Mr giggles, is your super trap just a can or part of a full system? I'm curious.
 

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