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I found the parts to to put the adjuster on my seat but it still moves forward and backwards.
On the left side I have the shoulder bolt, spring, and lever, the lever handle is on top and the 2 little tabs are on the bottom. On the right side I have the shoulder bolt. When I install and tighten them the seat will still move. Am I missing something, it seems like there should be something in the frame to hold the tabs.
I looked at the parts fiche and I have all the parts.
I'm not really sure I need the adjuster I've been riding it over a year without it and it's been fine. I just thought it would be nice to have.
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The lever or handle, whichever, has a raised portion that fits in the notches in the slotted bracket on the seat. You may have to wiggle the seat a little to get it to pop into place.
 

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DaveO430 wrote:
The lever or handle, whichever, has a raised portion that fits in the notches in the slotted bracket on the seat. You may have to wiggle the seat a little to get it to pop into place.
That's what I thought and I didn't see any notches for it to fit into.
I just put the bike up I'll check it tomorrow.
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Sounds like the mounting tabs on your seat are flat with a slot in them. The tabs that the adjuster works with are not flat, they are sculpted with three round slots for the adjuster to sit in giving you three positions to lock the seat into.

If you have the flat tabs, just get yerself two bolts, and toss the adjuster parts in a coffee can on a shelf in yer garage. Slots and bolts offer a greater adjustment range anyway. And seriously just how often do you actually move your seat around? Once you get it in the right position you pretty much leave it there.
 

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DaveO430 wrote:
The lever or handle, whichever, has a raised portion that fits in the notches in the slotted bracket on the seat. You may have to wiggle the seat a little to get it to pop into place.
What Dave0430 said. The flat tabs go under the bottom of the bracket connected to the seat to keep the handle part from rotating. Before tightening the bolt, make sure the handle end is inserted into one of the three position holes on the bracket connected to the seat. Also there is a notch in the top of the saddlebag under the rubber seal that allows you to insert the Allen wrench straight into the mounting bolts on both sides.
Check the link below to make sure you have all the parts, sounds like you do.
http://www.hdlparts.com/fiche_section_detail.asp?section=145916&category=MOTORCYCLES&make=HONDA&year=1981&fveh=3438
 

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I can see clearly now:shock:
The brackets on my seat have no indents for the tabs to fit into and that's why it wouldn't stay put.
I have had the seat bolted and your right Brokewinger you don't need to adjust it, I've been running that way since I got the bike and I will continue that way.
I just had the seat off figuring out a way to repair the tab that fits in under the false tank mine broke. Since I had the seat off anyway I thought I would try the adjuster.
Thanks for the info guys.:action::action::action:
 
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