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Old 05-28-2019, 03:45 PM
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I purchased a used 07 Road King and it came with the seat in the picture. Everything was great until my battery ran out and I can't remove the seat to replace my battery.

I've been trying to find the nut that holds the seat but on my bike, there's a metal rod where the nut would be.

Does anyone know how I can remove my seat????

Thank you in advance for you help!!!

 
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Old 05-28-2019, 04:23 PM
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There is a threaded nut held in the fender in which the seat screw threads into. If that metal rod replaced the seat screw, it should thread into the nut. If not, perhaps the previous owner jerry-rigged something underneath in place of the fender nut. Shine a light up under the fender to see what may have been done. Or perhaps it is one of the several theft deterrent seat screw thing-a-mabobs that are available.
 

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Old 05-28-2019, 05:44 PM
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Is it possible the polished aluminum piece on top will pop off and expose a socket? Hard to tell from the picture but are there flats you can get a wrench on the black lower portion? Otherwise, I got nothin'.
 
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Might be a theft deterrent bolt there. I'd grab it with some vicelocks, remove it, and replace it with something else.
 
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Old 05-28-2019, 06:13 PM
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From the pic, almost looks like a modified pushrod made into a seat screw.
 
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Old 05-28-2019, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Ragtop View Post
Might be a theft deterrent bolt there. I'd grab it with some vicelocks, remove it, and replace it with something else.
I think Ragtop is right. The base looks like this product:
https://www.hotbikeweb.com/bikes/har...and-seat-locks
 
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Take a picture from farther away...all the close up detail is blurring the picture.
 
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Take a picture from farther away...all the close up detail is blurring the picture.

 
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YES!!! You guys were right, It was actually a bolt in a bullet shape and it was locked tight which was the reason why it didn't turn when I tried to turn it with hands. I used a vice grip pliers and it turned and I was able to remove it!

Thank you again for your help!!!!
 
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