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Old 25th April 2011
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Default Stupid question...48 seat on an Iron

I feel really stupid having to ask this, but I am sure someone here can save me some time, so here goes...

Ordered a 48 seat for my Iron. There are 3 holes in my fender, one in the back that currently has the captured nut/screw, and is not being used. One in the middle, that also has the captured nut, that is being used to mount my stock seat, and then one in the front, that is under my stock seat and has a little black plug.

I need to swap the front black plug with the middle holes captured nut/screw in order to mount my new seat. What is the best way to accomplish this?
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Not a stupid question
I'm not sure how the new bikes do it, but on my 2002 the threaded part is held in with a clip.
but then both of the holes on my bike are threaded so I can use a solo or two up seat as I choose.
Best advice is go to bike bandit.com they have schematics of parts for most bikes and that should give you an idea of what hardware you are dealing with.
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You can buy another captured nut or move it.
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BEFORE YOU CLIMB ON YOUR MOTORCYCLE, CHECK THAT THE NUT THAT CONNECTS THE HANDLEBAR TO THE SEAT IS NEITHER TOO TIGHT NOR TOO LOOSE.
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You can buy another captured nut or move it.
Yes, I figured those were my two options. I had planned on just moving it. Unless theres a reason why I may want to leave the captured nut there? How do I move it?

Do I have to jack the bike up in order to get some room between the tire and the fender? Remove fender? Whats the best way?
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Jack up the rear, take the circlip off and move it. You'll need to order an extra blanking plug from Harley if you want them to match.
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You need a long zip tie. The longer the better. Thread it up from under the fender and through the nut. Grab the end of the zip tie that's come through the nut, and slide the clip off. Then use the zip tie to lower the nut out between the tyre and the fender.

Reverse the operation at the new nut position.
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You need a long zip tie. The longer the better. Thread it up from under the fender and through the nut. Grab the end of the zip tie that's come through the nut, and slide the clip off. Then use the zip tie to lower the nut out between the tyre and the fender.

Reverse the operation at the new nut position.
That worked amazing. Thanks for the tip!
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