James Blay
Hi all,

The rear bolt for my Scout passenger seat has come loose and is now lost. Just wondering if anyone had the measurements handy so I can track down a replacement?

Cheers
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V-Twin
G'day James, lost, loose bolt might be covered by warranty. Maybe worth giving the dealer a call. Fitting a non-genuine bolt might have additional impact later on.
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James Blay
Although I puchased the seat from Indian, I installed it myself so I'm guessing they won't cover it for that reason? Still worth giving them a call anyway.

Cheers for the response
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V-Twin
James, it's aftermarket seat is it? Did you had to touch the bolt to fit the seat? Or is it slip-on like OEM? If you had to bolt it on... maybe not. But if slip on... maybe. Still worth asking. I find sales guys can help you out more than parts guy, generally speaking.
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Dr.Shifty
That bolt uses the Allen key from behind the number plate, doesn't it? That means it's probably the same (10mm?) as the mudguard bolts in the side. Try fitting one of those in there to see if it's a fit.

When you replace it, be careful not to tighten it too much as it's SS going into an alloy bracket and it can strip easily. That's why the originals are done up with blue Loctite. On my saddle bag fittings I've chosen to use SS split washers rather than loctite.

And to V-Twin - he's talking about the bolt in the middle of the Scout mudguard that the pillion seat bolts to (along with the two under the main seat), not the push-on main seat.
Cheers, Kim.

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V-Twin
Dr.Shifty wrote:
And to V-Twin - he's talking about the bolt in the middle of the Scout mudguard that the pillion seat bolts to (along with the two under the main seat), not the push-on main seat.
Got ya!  [thumb]
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BlackIce58
Just put an aftermarket pad onto the rear mudguard.  Bolt has a 13mm head, thread itself is 8.8mm.
2015 Scout -  Red
2012 GT1600 BMW
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crash
I was looking at a web site that has a blow apart diagram of the seat and it seemed to indicate that the part number was 7516738

scout seat.png

Now if this is correct (and there is no reason to believe it's not) then this is the same part number as is on the seat for a  chief vintage (on the side) and they seem to think that it is a M8x20
in fact I just found a site (polaris UK) that confirmed that this was the case:
scout seat 2.png 
Ulysses #30673
IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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Hunter
That's a slightly different bolt, Crash. The one on the mudguard that holds the pillion on is a bit smaller with a different head
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crash
ah yes, silly me. should have read the line better.
Ulysses #30673
IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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V-Twin
As long as no one removes 2 big bolts under the seat on the frame, all will be fine!  😜    For the record, they hold the front and rear frames together.  Removing them will split the bike in half.  Believe it or not, someone has removed those bolts thinking they held the Scout seat in place.   😆
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