1979 SSD Darmah seat fixings

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mdal
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1979 SSD Darmah seat fixings

Post by mdal » Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:38 pm

Hi All
I believe I am missing some parts to attach seat to base (whaletale). I have the 2 pins at the tank end of seat but there is nothing at the rear. Could someone please take a photo of the underneath side of their seat and the top of the base.The parts manual I have is not real clear but it would appear I am missing some spacers and pins? Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
Mark

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Re: 1979 SSD Darmah seat fixings

Post by Spagjet » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:44 pm

Hi Mark,
there is a couple of little tubes welded to the frame that bolts pass up through into the seat base on Darmahs. They aren't right at the back of the seat but just behind the shockie mounts. There is two little steel plates riveted to the fibreglass seat base under the seat foam with a 6mm threaded hole which line up with the tubes the bolts pass through. If the bolts have been cross threaded or rusty they break the glass out around the plate and you have to take the seat cover and foam off to repair them. I just did it, replaced the plates with bigger ones and went to 8mm bolts.

machten
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Re: 1979 SSD Darmah seat fixings

Post by machten » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:26 pm

These are probably what you are talking about. (0801.85.040). They pushed into some grommets on the whale tail.

https://store.bevelheaven.com/body-dres ... at-darmah/

Kev

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Re: 1979 SSD Darmah seat fixings

Post by machten » Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:58 am

FYI...

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Hope that helps,

Kev

mdal
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Re: 1979 SSD Darmah seat fixings

Post by mdal » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:59 pm

:-D Thank you both Kev and Spagjet. The photos made it clear what I am missing.

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Re: 1979 SSD Darmah seat fixings

Post by Spagjet » Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:43 am

huh, mines the bootlid model, I thought the seat mounts would be the same as a whaletail. Very different from the photos from Machten

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