If you must remove the seat for any reason I highly recommend getting a friend to pull the seat cushion over for you so you can tighten, untighten the hex nut. Its just difficult to pull the seat cushion over, align the holes, screw in the hex nut without stripping the bolt.
I had to order two more bolts, hopefully they will screw in straight.
I did too since I've had the seat off & on probably a hundred times . The hex socket holes do wear out . Problem is Honda supplied a different bolt with a shallow socket half the depth of the original not to mention the small head . What did you get CD .
I got 4 of those useless bolts and they appear to be the correct part # so I have substituted a proper socket bolt with enough depth that it won't self destruct and risk seat damage to grind it out. The C&C solo seat is almost an 1" wider over the bolt and there was no way in hell that I could get it on or off by myself until I cut out that plastic seat shield .
I just stand on the opposite side of the bike. You can pull the seat back with one hand and screw with the other. I think I'm just going to remove the seat bracket all together and install it with industrial velcro so it sits lower and tighter on the fender.
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