V-Twin
I guess when we are in a hurry or tired, we can all make mistakes.  Sometimes, they can become, 'oh sh!t' moment real fast.

This might be one of those moments.  This owner wanted to remove the seat.


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Frumpy
Bloody hell! I hope he didn't get to ride it like that.
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Scou7
[idea]Oh so thats how you do it ... been wondering myself ... What a twit [nono]
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V-Twin
If one day, someone comes across this thread and want to know how to fit the frame bolts back in after the bike has split in two, chock the front wheel and use a jack and lift the frame up until the holes line up again.

Here is a video of someone modifying their Scout and they took the frame bolts out and put them back in.



Advance the video to about 4:18 mark.
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Tezza
The easy removal of the seat is a bit of a worry. I removed mine last week to check underneath and thought my next project is to make it theft proof.

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Radgy
Wow,did he manage to get the seat off🤔
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V-Twin
Radgy wrote:
Wow,did he manage to get the seat off🤔
😂😝 Huh haha!
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hallzee
I for one can tell you that the frame bolts can be a tad elusive to line up even after the bike is jacked up, i can only imagine the thud after removing them with out unloading the weight
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hallzee
Side story, when my written off scout was at the smash repairers for assesment, i received a phone call from the asking how to remove the seat as the battery had gone flat, "we've looked everywhere and cant work out how to unlock it". Had to giggle ðŸ˜†ðŸ˜†ðŸ˜†
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crash
so, am i understanding this right - 4 bolts hold the two ends together 
I am sure that they are engineered to perfection but I can't help wondering what kind of stress is applied to not only the bolt but the thread that the bolts fits into (and the surrounding material).
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Dr.Shifty
crash wrote:
so, am i understanding this right - 4 bolts hold the two ends together 
I am sure that they are engineered to perfection but I can't help wondering what kind of stress is applied to not only the bolt but the thread that the bolts fits into (and the surrounding material).


Lots of frames are bolted together, including the TS111 bikes. The stress on the threads is what you apply with the spanner, they don't take most of the load. The load is primarily the sheer forces between the mating surfaces.
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Baz64
Is there a way to secure the seat so as not to get stolen?
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hallzee
Baz64 wrote:
Is there a way to secure the seat so as not to get stolen?


Lots of zip ties😂😂
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Baz64
You can always depend on zippy ties. Lol
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V-Twin
Baz64 wrote:
Is there a way to secure the seat so as not to get stolen?
This should do it!! 😝

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Dr.Shifty
Baz64 wrote:
Is there a way to secure the seat so as not to get stolen?


In the early days of the Scout some people secured it with a thin cable screwed to the seat and the frame.

I've not heard of anyone's seat ever being stolen.
Cheers, Kim.

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hallzee
Dr.Shifty wrote:


I've not heard of anyone's seat ever being stolen.


YET!!,
wait till they become a commodity, young delinquent teens will be tearing them off quicker than a Mercedes hood orniment and wearing the around there neck like a necklace,
it will be mayhem i tells you MAYHEM!!!
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Dr.Shifty
Here's a pic of a home-made one. If the young delinquent chooses the right bike he might find a seat with the necklace part with it. 😁

http://www.indianmotorcycles.net/attachments/img_0943-jpg.12075/

The pic is from the first post of the international forum's, 'What did you do to your Scout today?' thread.
Cheers, Kim.

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Lapis Lazuli
V-Twin wrote:
I guess when we are in a hurry or tired, we can all make mistakes.  Sometimes, they can become, 'oh sh!t' moment real fast.

This might be one of those moments.  This owner wanted to remove the seat.


 

Wonder why he didn't simply lift it off... 😂🤣😂
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Dr.Shifty

Hey I love what you have done to make the seat theft proof 
very clever I think I will do some thing similar to mine.
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Dr.Shifty
That wasn't my bike, just somebody on the international forum. I had the 1920 Solo seat - it takes 8 screws to get it off so I wasn't worried at all about somebody walking off with it.
Cheers, Kim.

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