Author Topic: Seat rebuild - replacement for aluminum pins which hold metal trim to the seat  (Read 346 times)

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Offline cringer

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This is for a 1976 XS500C (1J3)
I recently had my seat rebuilt (new foam, new vinyl).  During the process, a couple of the aluminum pins which hold the seat trim broke.  Since the seat is an assembly, there is no part number for these pins, and I was unable to find anything similar with which to replace them.
My solution was to use two #10 SAE Stainless Flat Washers (Home Depot # 800 331 by Everbilt), a #6-32 x 3/4" Flat Head Phillips Machine Screw, and a #6-32 Nut.  The screws and nuts came in a combo pack (Home Depot # 460 428 by Everbilt).
Place one washer on the screw, slide into the trim channel, poke the screw through the vinyl/frame/vinyl, secure with the second washer and nut.  A dab of Loctite might also be beneficial.
I hope this helps others with the same problem.

Offline Hamburg

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Have you got a photo of the finished seat, would be nice to see your handiwork
1973 TX 500A
1994 GPZ 500