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Old 11-03-2011, 03:29 PM   #11
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Get some nylon washers, then you can tighten the end bolts down some and itll pivot better. Put the washers between the hinge pieces and them between the nuts and hinge. I did this on mine and it worked very well!!
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:48 AM   #12
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Made new bracket and mounting hardware out of some scrap metal laying around. Looked at home depot, tractor supply, lowes could not find a barrel bolt or sex bolt. Ended up using a lock nut and gave a little room for some play.

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Old 11-28-2011, 07:51 AM   #13
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I actually had to look up "Sex Nut" & "Sex Bolt"...

I wasn't sure if it was a typo or a joke... Oh, the things I learn on here...
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:50 PM   #14
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FYI....I just called them about some springs. I asked them about a mounting bracket like the one you broke. They want $12 for the bracket plus $4 shipping.

The entire kit (2 brackets, 2 springs, & hardware) cost $30 (2 inch), and $33 (3 inch). I told them to keep the lot. I'll take my business elsewhere.

I was shocked!
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:22 PM   #15
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Made new bracket and mounting hardware out of some scrap metal laying around. Looked at home depot, tractor supply, lowes could not find a barrel bolt or sex bolt. Ended up using a lock nut and gave a little room for some play.

I literally have hundreds of them, not sure if they would be too big or not but if you want me to send you some PM me an address.
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:21 PM   #16
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FYI....I just called them about some springs. I asked them about a mounting bracket like the one you broke. They want $12 for the bracket plus $4 shipping.

The entire kit (2 brackets, 2 springs, & hardware) cost $30 (2 inch), and $33 (3 inch). I told them to keep the lot. I'll take my business elsewhere.

I was shocked!
piss poor customer service, fuck em.

I was looking at the biltwell solo seat hinge bracket they have on ebay.. they look nice. I may get it in Jan. when I get some more cash, till then my bracket seems to be holding up just fine.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:34 PM   #17
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Same thing is happening to my bracket. It has stress cracks and looks like it is going to break soon. My buddy had an extra one so I'm going to put in on and use the spacer idea. Also, maybe not tighten it so much.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:23 PM   #18
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I do not have one of these seats, so I'm just stating my opinion as an outside observer.

I don't think this bracket was designed correctly because no matter how tight (or loose) you mount the pivot bolt, you will still have side to side and front to back movement in the bracket-to-pan mounting bolt. When you're riding your bike and hit bumps your ass (fat or not) doesn't just bounce straight up and down on the springs. You bounce up, down, left, right, etc. This means that your pivot bracket is put under stress in any motion other than up/down.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:47 PM   #19
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I do not have one of these seats, so I'm just stating my opinion as an outside observer.

I don't think this bracket was designed correctly because no matter how tight (or loose) you mount the pivot bolt, you will still have side to side and front to back movement in the bracket-to-pan mounting bolt. When you're riding your bike and hit bumps your ass (fat or not) doesn't just bounce straight up and down on the springs. You bounce up, down, left, right, etc. This means that your pivot bracket is put under stress in any motion other than up/down.
Your absolutely right I do feel a lot of play and movement on the seat while i ride. The bracket I made a year ago is starting to crack so I am going to make a new one; or find someone with some good welding skills and get the solid mounting bracket bitwell makes.
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