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Old 11-20-2012, 07:27 PM
Steve530 Steve530 is offline
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Originally Posted by bluebee View Post
Wow. I didn't know you can substitute a metric M4x10 with an SAE bolt.
Ask me how I know.

The screw that holds the seat covering to the frame actually goes into a U clip, not a threaded hole. So there's some tolerance in the fit. The major diameter of a #8 sheet metal screw is about 4.2mm. That's close enough to 4mm for the U clip on the seat frame.

BTW, I noticed that the rectangular socket on the seat switch assembly in you photo is broken just like mine and the clip that holds the connector in is missing. Do you have problems with the connector coming out? I'm going to disassemble it all again and try to use a zip tie to hold the connector in the assembly.
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Last edited by Steve530; 11-20-2012 at 07:36 PM.
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