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Gas Man
01-01-2010, 01:12 PM
With the addition of BadAssBikeSeats or anybody else with a couple $$ in their seat. Consider "teathering" it to your bike.

Here's how I did it on my chopper. Reason being, nice seat work and only thing prior to this holding it to the bike was 2 suction cups. Or if you're just straight paranoid and/or don't trust people.

Said awesome seat by Scott @ BadAssBikeSeats.com
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/BDM/Seat/Seat002.jpg

Secure your seat to your bike.

Pick up a 19" generic battery cable from your local auto parts store. Cost is only about $7. It is one piece, no assembly required, plus being rubber coated you don't have to worry about it hitting the battery and accidently grounding somewhere.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/BDM/Seat/seatstrap004.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/BDM/Seat/seatstrap003.jpg

So you have your kick ass seat
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/BDM/Seat/Seat005.jpg

Pull the seat and here's what ya got (my 2006 Chop)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/BDM/Seat/seatstrap007.jpg

Now you could use the front bolt but I was worried about pulling on the plastic side covers, knowing how many people have problems with them anyway
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/BDM/Seat/seatstrap008.jpg

So I went with the bolt that secures the battery tray to the frame just in front of the rear fender.

Secure the cable to the seat. You could run a new screw somewhere on the seat but I choose to use the front latch's bolt. But due to the thickness of the cable end and the washer I replaced it with a longer bolt
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/BDM/Seat/seatstrap009.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/BDM/Seat/seatstrap011.jpg

So then you're done.... here's what you have. Should be enough to keep somebody from walking off with your seat.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/BDM/Seat/seatstrap013.jpg


And you don't notice it with the seat on.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/BDM/Seat/seatstrap006.jpg

Bagger Dave
01-01-2010, 01:38 PM
yep yep!! definately cool shit!:cool:

Mad Dog
01-01-2010, 01:52 PM
A great idea. Not that we should be paranoid but all it takes is on douche bag to ruin your day.

Gas Man
01-01-2010, 02:56 PM
A great idea. Not that we should be paranoid but all it takes is on douche bag to ruin your day.
Or more specifically one douche and you're riding home on a balled up jacket if you're lucky.