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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 10:38 AM
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I have the same thing on my Scrambler and like them.
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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 11:16 AM
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Thanks for the explanation Chillin. I've only had the bike a couple of months and plan to simply enjoy riding for a few more before changing too many things. So the air box is intact and the key has a place to live. Nice info for the future.

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Thanks for the explanation Chillin. I've only had the bike a couple of months and plan to simply enjoy riding for a few more before changing too many things. So the air box is intact and the key has a place to live. Nice info for the future.

That's a male Vizsla named Rowdy in the avatar.
No problem -- happy to help if I can. I see you are quite new to the forum -- welcome! As you have likely experienced, the forum is a wealth of information. The Google search up on the top left of the page will become a good friend over time...

Rowdy is an appropriate name for a Vizsla! Love the breed!
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I know that there are plenty of threads already but i have just tried out the "longer bolt" idea so i thought i would share the photo's.



My conclusion is i don't really like the "look" of the longer bolt and have decided to keep the "hidden" originals.
If anybody is interested the bolts are M6x80mm and were $4.58 for 2 the M6 split washers were $2 for a bag of 15 i already had the M6 nuts. The price of things are expensive in Australia so no doubt will be cheaper elsewhere.

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Every bike ive had has a key release and a tool kit but my bonney has an allan key and bolts on the seat you donít have a socket for why didnt they the original round tool box on these copies
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I have 2 super long Allen bolts with 2 nuts locktighted together, 100mm or so. They extend just beyond the rear of the seat and are easily accessible.

Can post up some photos it you canít visualise it.

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Every bike ive had has a key release and a tool kit but my bonney has an allan key and bolts on the seat you donít have a socket for why didnt they the original round tool box on these copies
Yeah, that's kinda lousy. New Bonneville sells nice replacements for those frustrating allen head screws. Lot's of us have bought them, lots of us have had one fall off and get lost at some point.

I do this now, although since I took the picture I bought a cheap wrench to keep on the bike so I could leave that nice Craftsman one in my toolbox.

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Every bike ive had has a key release and a tool kit but my bonney has an allan key and bolts on the seat you donít have a socket for why didnt they the original round tool box on these copies
What you need is a quick release catch for the seat? 🤔😉😁
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When I bought my 2012 Bonnie recently, the previous owner had installed a long screw with knob, so much so the seat is resting on that knob, causing a dent to the seats, I changed to a shorter screw the day I got the bike. I installed an extension SAE cable down to the left panel, and see no reason to open the seats so very often.
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What you need is a quick release catch for the seat? 🤔😉😁
Already done, I have two seats both with quick release catches. Someone was selling them on eBay a couple of years ago, I think he was making them up with parts from other bikes but not sure on that. Since I have had mine I've lost contact with him but @Forchetto or @steventhechef might be able to update on what's happened - I do know he stopped selling them at one point, then they became available again. There were two types, one was a straight cable pull and the other used a lock/key to pull the cable. The kit cost around twice the price of a set of extended bolts but well worth it IMO.

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