View Full Version : WARNING! Tighten Seat Bolts with Care!
04-21-2006, 07:01 PM
I inadvertantly over torqued my right seat bolt with a speed handle, breaking the nutplate loose from inside the square tube. Now it won't come out. The nutplate just spins inside the tube! Drat! Now I can't put my tank bag on till I figure out how to get the seat off!
Dale in Phoenix :pissed:
04-21-2006, 07:39 PM
Maybe amauri can help. I think he's a technician.
04-21-2006, 09:54 PM
same thing happined to me....:mad: but the dealer did it when they preped the bike.... it took me 2 hours to(carefully) drill out the bolt, the fix was to
cut the head off a bolt and screw it in and lock it in with a nut. drill the seat hole out so the bolt fits through and washer on top with another nut.....
hope this helps :cheers:
04-21-2006, 11:06 PM
It's gonna be really difficult to drill the head off with the nutplate spinning. When I get a buddy over, I'm going to try to have him hold it with a roughed up putty knife. There is a little lip that protrudes above the top of the tube. I don't have enough hands to hold the blade and twist the bolt out. I'll let you know how it turns out.
I don't imagine you talked to the dealer about it.
04-22-2006, 12:56 AM
I've had that problem on sevreal of the older bikes, same rivet-nut on the square subframe as the new Tuono.
What I do is remove the bolt from the other side of the seat.
Then have someone pull and hold the lose side of the seat up high enough for me to stick a long and thin blade screwdriver between the spinning rivet-nut and the square subframe.
While appling presure to the screwdriver, I unscrew the bolt holding the seat.
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