Removing riders seat stud - 1130cc.com: The #1 Harley Davidson V-Rod Forum
» Insurance
» Sponsors
Go Back   1130cc.com: The #1 Harley Davidson V-Rod Forum > V-ROD Discussions > V-ROD General
New User? Register - Forgot Password

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-14-2012, 06:59 AM   #1
spiritwarrior
Registered Full
 
spiritwarrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Seoul, Korea
Posts: 446
Feedback Score: 6 reviews
Removing riders seat stud

Riders seat stud that the Post rider seat screws onto is broke off flush. The post is what the riders seat closes on. What is the easiest way to get the stud out so I can install a new one? Waiting for a dealer to give me the part number for the stud and post. most of the stud is inside the aluminium post. It appears easier to replace the rider post than try to get the piece of stud out. The post aluminium is so soft that the threads inside will strip out will taking the stud out.

No I was not using a torque wrench, and had done this once before. Just used a little to much umph on the crescent wrench

Thanks for any ideas.
spiritwarrior is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-14-2012, 07:14 AM   #2
redracer95
Registered Full
 
redracer95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: oak harbor,ohio
Posts: 3,993
Images: 45
Feedback Score: 18 reviews
i took mine off since it doesn't lock anyway or serve any real purpose.
redracer95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 01:58 PM   #3
Vambo
Banned
 
Vambo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 14,893
Feedback Score: 21 reviews
Easy out. Drill a hole, insert easyout and unscrew.
Vambo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 02:06 PM   #4
CPTJAM
Lifetime Premium
 
CPTJAM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 10,304
Images: 20
Feedback Score: 31 reviews
Grind it flush, drill old stud out, replace with a bolt and a new aluminum post. Locktight it in place. Put a piece of sheetmetal between the frame and gas tank to protect it. Joe
__________________
TRAVELER: 2006 Roadrod VRSCR, Custom painted Ultrawhite, TTS Supercharger version2.0, TMAX, K&N, Supertrapp V5 exhaust, Pondo Caps, HC Stage II V LED tailight, "A" model bars, Corbin seat, luggage rack, Sumax bags, chrome peg mounts, '08 "D" wheels, polished, rear pulley by Pondo. Slipper clutch. More to come! Old Dyno results: 155 HP 86#TQ
COMET: 2009 AW, painted ultrawhite, a work in progress....105.18 HP, 73.98 torque;
.
CPTJAM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 08:40 PM   #5
stickshaker
bushatesblaksabath!
 
stickshaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SE MN
Posts: 1,065
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Weld a nut on top of the stud from the inside(of the nut). Ta da, its a bolt!
__________________
If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five? No, four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.
- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
stickshaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 09:51 PM   #6
swiffer
Registered Full
 
swiffer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NW Arkansas
Posts: 83
Images: 29
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Removing stud

Use a left handed drill bit anout 1/3 the size of the stud. This could back the stud out and it's very easy. If the threads are damaged and it doesn't want to back out on it's own using the left handed bit then use the EZout. Inspect the female threads that the stud threads into for damage and chase the threads with a tap if needed. It's not that hard to do at all.
__________________
swiffer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 10:58 PM   #7
tray
That U in my mirror?
 
tray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 1,509
Images: 163
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Turn bike upside down, shake vigorously. The bolt should drop out...




Sorry, I couldn't resist. Good luck getting that thing out!
__________________

2006 SE2 - Topless, SERT, Rinehart 2-1, Rick's Tank, Slipper Clutch, Progressive 440's rear with Progressive Fork springs, 8.5" Renegade "Venice" wheel with 260Metz (courtesy of HogPro), Lyndall Brake Pads, Custom Paint by Cutting Edge Illusions (formerly JE Illusions), LED's by Custom Dynamics. Kuryakyn ISO grips and Pegs, GR Custom Side Mount Plate.

You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there. - Edwin Louis Cole
tray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 11:04 PM   #8
capncarp
Registered Full
 
capncarp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Home town of Cheryl Crowe!
Posts: 1,056
Images: 4
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Use EZ out on the stud. Use a drift on the seat pan to punch the hole open again. JB Weld a stainless steel bolt for the seat pan and never have a problem again.
capncarp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 11:27 AM   #9
spiritwarrior
Registered Full
 
spiritwarrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Seoul, Korea
Posts: 446
Feedback Score: 6 reviews
Folks thanks. especially Joe for the suggestion to put a piece of metal in place to block possible fuel tank damage, when I drill a hole to push a bolt up from the bottom and screw a new post back on it. Adventure HD in Ohio was great on getting the part number for the Seat post aluminum stud, and finding the right size bolt to thread up in it. Here in Korea it is hard to go out and find that type of hardware. Will add a lock washer and blue loctite. The stud is only 4.45. So not worth attempting an ez out which often does not work. BTW the official HD solution would be to replace the seat pan ($215) as the stud that the seat post screws on is welded in place. PS Swiffer I will try to reverse my drill with a smaller bit and get the stud out of the post. If that works will have an extra post.
spiritwarrior is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:14 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum