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When I had my stock CB360 seat cover replaced, my upholstery guy had no idea how to replace the seat cover without destroying that nice metal seat trim (chrome?). So in the end I got a flawless seat cover replacement, but the seat trim is in some garbage pile now. Now that I have another (almost complete) seat coming my way, how can I remove the seat cover without ruining the trim? What I mean to say is, leaving the trim in good shape so that I can easily put it back on afterwards!

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The trim has pins that stick through the cover, held snug by speed nuts from the inside.
Just take a look at it, it's easy to figure out.
 

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By the way, an old fork with all but 2 of the prongs cut off, works well for removing the old fasteners. Or a precision set of small needle nose pliers to bend the tiny "tangs" up a little.

GB :mrgreen:
 

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Bird76Mojo said:
By the way, an old fork with all but 2 of the prongs cut off, works well for removing the old fasteners. Or a precision set of small needle nose pliers to bend the tiny "tangs" up a little.

GB :mrgreen:

Thats what I have-- bent over tangs. I intend to replace my seat cover also. My fear is they will snap off as I straighten them.
 

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If they break then let me know how many you need. I have some left from my CB450, with the chrome strips even, that I could possibly part with...

I may use part of them whenever I get my seat upholstered...?

By the way, a micro set of needle nose really does work quite well if you're worried about the pins breaking. By bending the tiny little tabs upward. They'll practically fall off of the pins. I will say that the pins are a little more solid than you would expect also.

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I seriously need about 6 or 8 of those speed nuts.......seriously.

Anyone ???
I should be able to fix you up with those. ;) They're not NOS but they're not junk.. Remind me later today and I'll get them out to you soon. PM me with your full name and address.

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Thanks, Gerald -

Anything is better than nothing (which is what I have).

PM sent......
And I'll reiterate what you said - those pins are very malleable, and can be bent with relative impunity. They're made to be bent......
I'd take them inside and let them warm up first, that would be my only caution.
I only say that because it's like about 20 below in my garage (maybe it just feels that way).
 

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Thanks, Gerald -

Anything is better than nothing (which is what I have).

PM sent......
And I'll reiterate what you said - those pins are very malleable, and can be bent with relative impunity. They're made to be bent......
I'd take them inside and let them warm up first, that would be my only caution.
I only say that because it's like about 20 below in my garage (maybe it just feels that way).

Thanks again for letting us all in on your knowledge. The speed nuts are missing from my seat. Just bent over tangs. There has been some stitching done at some point so I assume George (the original owner) never bothered re-installing the nuts.
I already have a set of GL1100 carbs sitting on my kitchen table-- much to the chagrin of my SO. Bringing in a seat to muck with might just put my giblets in jeopardy. Don't know why but, I set the floats at 19.0mm rather than the 15.5 they were supposed to be set at. :roll:
It was 21F in my garage this morning. Everything is a sheet of ice. I watched the mail lady slide thru the stop sign on the corner and proceed to go sideways for about 20 yards, sliding into the curb before stopping. Taking the garbage out was a trip (no -- yes-- pun intended!)
 

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NE350 said:
Not to kill the thread but how's this for ice??????


I was without power for 2 1/2 days last weekend

Matt
Ah jeez - now you'll get gouged $1,000 to drop that tree in the spring - it's toast.
 

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Man that's awful! I hate to see old trees like that go down..

If I lived closer I could fall that for you for free. I grew up with wood heat and fell trees for nearly 20 years with my father.

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Man that's awful! I hate to see old trees like that go down..

If I lived closer I could fall that for you for free. I grew up with wood heat and fell trees for nearly 20 years with my father.

GB :mrgreen:

Screw those trees - you want trees, come to my place, you can have all of them.
I'm sick of them, I have 80-100 foot maples coming out my ears, I wish they would all disappear.
 

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My entire back yard is mainly maples. A couple hundred at that. They sure do bend with the wind!! I've been lucky so far though....

GB :mrgreen:
 

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tbpmusic said:
The trim has pins that stick through the cover, held snug by speed nuts from the inside.
Just take a look at it, it's easy to figure out.
Ok I go the seat the other day and I had a few minutes to poke it with a stick :lol:
I managed to pry loose the "jaws" along the bottom edges of the seat and I pulled back those teeth securing the seat cover to the front of the seat pan.
So I must be a complete idiot, I do not see these nuts or pins that secure the metal trim! :oops: The guy that sold it to me says that:
"The trim is held in place by small little “nail/peg” that goes through the pan in certain areas. You just have to pop off those little disks from the under the seat with 2 small flat screwdrivers, (one on each side of the disc.. just wedge the screwdrivers between the disk and leather and pop is out!!...), and the nail/peg becomes loose."
I have been looking around the seat pan and I can't see these things! can someone post a picture of where these are?
 

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nevermind, my seat didn't have these speed nuts, it all just came apart with some elbow grease :|
 

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so it sounds like ya'll have the pin/swage washers holding the seat cover on as well? what the crap are these things called? i need to buy some and don't have a clue.
 
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