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They didn't even drill the holes for the other bracket. I am not angry, just bewildered.

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From the pictures it looks like it's only missing one hole, is that correct?
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There's supposed to be two brackets on the underside, one for each seat spring post. 1972 ironheads have two seat posts. I've had it for a month and I didn't notice it either until today.
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Okay I take it back. There's only one bracket/tab thing hanging from the underside of the T. But how the hell does it work? What parts am I missing now? I have the springs and posts. What else do I need? Back to the drawing board.


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Okay so the seat T is made out of some pretty heavy material. I must sit on a roller of some sort. Here's a pic off the net with what looks like a roller between the posts.


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Pictures of 9r's assembly.

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Turn off the net and open your manual. All of the answers you have been looking for your entire build are right there. Your making a 1972 xl build way more complicated than it is. Read the manual and assemble per instructions and pics. With that internet, your cutting down the tress to clear the view for the forest directly in front of you.
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