GS or G/S seatlock remake

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Wildmojo2, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. Wildmojo2

    Wildmojo2 Been here awhile

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    The GS and G/S seatlock's tend to break overtime and aren't available anymore.
    Due to my network, I'm considering a remake of the black plastic parts of the lock. To produce the part with reasonable cost, I'm investigating the interest.

    Who would be interested in buying a new seatlock?

    [​IMG]
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  2. AlpineRAM

    AlpineRAM PartsChaser

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    I could use 3 or 4 of them, depending on the pricing.
    (I built some steel barrels and re-used the stock locking nub and spring, but no more key tumbler to lock it. )
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  3. brittrunyon

    brittrunyon 1992 R 100 GS

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    [​IMG]

    This JB Weld has held up for about 10 years now.
    How much longer.........?
    I'm in for 1 for a "92 GS.
    :lurk
    BR
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  4. tennessee thumper

    tennessee thumper Long timer

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    WMJ,

    Good for you for taking the lead on this.

    For what it's worth, I did just find one of these NOS on ebay but they are hard to come by.
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  5. globalt38

    globalt38 "A Fist Full of Throttle" Super Supporter

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    Mine is still ok - but I'm sure won't last forever - or even as long as I hopefully will be riding mine! Would be in for one to prepare for that eventuality... :y0!
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  6. Wildmojo2

    Wildmojo2 Been here awhile

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    What was exactly broken and is this the most common failure?
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  7. bleaknessengine

    bleaknessengine Been here awhile Supporter

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    i would definitely be in for one
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  8. brittrunyon

    brittrunyon 1992 R 100 GS

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  9. Rhinorear

    Rhinorear Member Team Tarded

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    I'm in. Mine just broke the other day
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  10. Detroit Steve

    Detroit Steve Homely Adventurer Supporter

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    I need one. My project to make one out of billet aluminum is not getting off the ground.

    I must be lazy.:lol3
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  11. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list Supporter

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    I believe this is the first thing I broke on my ST... Not the most robust part on the bike. Good luck getting them made!!!!
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  12. workhorse

    workhorse Motorcycle as a medium of travel

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    I will tak one if we can arrange sending out here. My locking pin broke so Ive got a piece fine steel rod but it won't last long.
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  13. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    I'm in :thumb
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  14. wiggins

    wiggins Adventurer Supporter

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    Please put me down also.
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  15. mykill

    mykill odd

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    I could use 2.


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  16. the_babaji

    the_babaji Long timer

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    one of mine broke at one of the 'ears', just put an extra large washer on to hold it together. Interesting to see others problems with this part, i did not know it was so 'famous'. I just thought i was being heavy handed pounded my seat back into place with my fist. (i now suspect, it likely could have used some adjusting, rather than beating it)
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  17. Yankee30

    Yankee30 Let's ride

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    I fixed mine with JB weld. That lasted about a month. Then I bent some sheet metal in a U-shape with feet that is installed over the plastic. That has been working fine for I'd say about 5-6 years. I also replaced the steel pin with one I made from a machine screw.

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  18. hotwheels22

    hotwheels22 formpig.com + motorradRP

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    so - i'm working on this in CAD and should have something shortly. idea being to improve upon some obvious weak spots.

    maybe we should talk?

    i'll shoot you a PM.

    - jon
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  19. hotwheels22

    hotwheels22 formpig.com + motorradRP

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    man. my jb weld job looked just like that and went straight to shit!
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  20. hotwheels22

    hotwheels22 formpig.com + motorradRP

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    photos! ; )
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