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Old 07-12-19, 07:42 PM   #1
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Default Front seat bolt Curvy

Added a quick connect charger cable and found one of the front seat bolts donít tighten up. Any one had the same and have a fix.

Looks like it bolts to the subframe and feels like a captive bolt welded to the back.
Not worth changing the subframe for that so a quick solution would do
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Old 07-12-19, 11:43 PM   #2
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Ah, yes, I had that problem. I used a longer bolt and a nut behind the captive nut.


Not the most elegant thing I've ever done.
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Old 07-12-19, 11:55 PM   #3
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Exactly what I did too.
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Old 08-12-19, 12:36 AM   #4
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Just be a bit careful about the wiring harnesses which hide behind those seat bolts. It was always one of the standard things to check when electrical gremlins afflicted a curvy, the bolts would project through and chafe the harness.
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Old 08-12-19, 10:13 AM   #5
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I actually found that the original bolt was long enough to get a shallow nut onto.
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Old 08-12-19, 08:48 PM   #6
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Cheers chaps. I managed to find a nut lurking in the tool box and managed to get it behind the frame. It seems the screw goes into the harness, probably not the best routing of cables but didn’t feel any damage to the harness so all good
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Old 08-12-19, 11:03 PM   #7
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... and found one of the front seat bolts donít tighten up. Any one had the same and have a fix.
My solution was to drill out and re-tap to take a larger bolt size, with a short standard stainless bolt and 20mm flat washer to replace the original bolt. (I used M8x1.25, I think, from memory. I seem to recall I may have had to drill out the metal collars in the seat tabs too, which was a bit fiddly but straightforward enough when taken out and lightly clamped on the bench - they tend to spin and the heat melts the seat if you try it in-situ!)

(While I was there, I wrapped a short length of split flexible plastic conduit around the loom behind to reduce risk of electrical gremlins. The loom tape was showing visible signs of rubbing.)
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