I hit the You Tube on the "how to do" videos and after looking at them, I went to work.
First to do:
Take off the detachable luggage rack to get to the bolt to unloosen the seat. Jeezers! I put this thing on and now I can't get it off! The "detachable" rack was a bit hard to detach, but once I got it off, unscrewing the bolt was a piece of cake..LOL. At least I know now that the luggage rack won't be flying off.
Then it was time to pull the seat off: About 30 minutes into it, I had to call my bud Jim in Service at Pomona Harley Davidson to get some hints on what the heck I was doing wrong. Evidently, I was doing right and just needed to pull more...ughghg. Guess I need to work out more. In time, I had it off and had an overwhelming urge to get a beer. But wait..........
Hmmm, I looked down at where the original seat bolted on where there was a thread inserted. The bolt hole that I needed to use was missing its thread thingy. Another ughghg.... Now I need a shot of Patron, but before I do that:
Phone call #2 to Jim...
Me: "Hey Jim, this is Kathy again. The place where the bolt needs to go is missing it's thread thingy. Now what!" "$%#*"
Jim: "The thread needs to come out of the previous hole and be put into the existing bolt hole so my seat can be connected properly".
Me: "Ok", how the hell do I do that?"
Jim: "Got any tie downs?"
He proceeded to tell me to thread the tie through the bolt from underneath the fender then take off the C washer. Then it will fall down over the tie and grab it. Then, do the same threading from underneath the fender, through the hole that needs the thread and replace the C washer in that one. This part was kind of tricky...the tie refused to come up through the hole. Another 30 minutes of work and I went inside to my cosmetic drawer and grabbed my tweezers to pull the damn thing up from the hole. Success. I am convinced that every wrencher needs a pair of tweezers in their tool chest... and a bottle of Tequilla.
|Genius At Work...|
Me: "Hey Jim, its me again...got a moment?"
Jim: "Anything for you Kathy"
Me: "The stinkin' seat won't go in its slot thingy!" "Do I need to take that rubber-band piece off before I put it in"?
Jim: "Yes, Kathy, the rubber thingy stuff is packing".
Me: "oh..." Okay, thank you!"
So, the story be told, I finally got it on. Took almost 2 hours...but I did it.
Suggestions For Tool Boxes Around The World:
1 Pair of Tweezers
1 Bottle of Your Favorite Drinkypoo. Mine just happens to be Patron w/a chaser of beer or vice versa. *winkerz*
Another notch of wrenching success goes down in KT Did history.
Now it needs to stop raining...
Happy Wrenching Trailzzz To You Too,