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Offline 250rkid

Best rear seat latch
« on: May 01, 2015, 04:54:39 PM »
Who makes the best rear seat latch and how much are they new?  Thanks

Offline etccb

Best rear seat latch
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2015, 05:09:24 PM »
« Last Edit: May 01, 2015, 05:26:01 PM by etccb »

Offline 250rkid

Best rear seat latch
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2015, 05:58:40 PM »
Anyone have one of these? Do the knobs back themselves off and get lost during ride?

Offline Fire1

Best rear seat latch
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2015, 09:06:02 PM »
I have a couple of Pumashine seat latches and have never had one of the knobs loosen up.

Offline 250rkid

Best rear seat latch
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2015, 01:19:51 AM »
Thanks fire1.

Offline Hawaiiysr

Best rear seat latch
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2015, 01:08:36 AM »
they stay put.

Offline Pumashine

Best rear seat latch
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2015, 01:51:58 PM »
On a side note...if you do not tighten them down do not expect them to stay on there. Vibration and gravity will pull them off in 3 to 5 minutes. Did this with my OMF's a couple weekends ago. I did find them a few feet away in the parking lot.
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Offline mx250r91

Best rear seat latch
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2015, 09:46:18 AM »
I've been running the newer knob-less OMF latch for a few years now and no issues even after many rough rocky XC races.


Offline 250rkid

Best rear seat latch
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2015, 10:24:38 AM »
Where can those be purchased?

Offline croat1

Best rear seat latch
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2015, 11:43:53 AM »
Quote from: 250rkid;54068
Where can those be purchased?

NEW...you can't unless someone has one stashed away.  they are long discontinued.  post up a wanted thread.  
Joe

Offline dem3500

Best rear seat latch
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2015, 12:17:32 PM »
I have pumashine's latch and it is top notch. I have been through a hand full of rides and one XC race and have not have the knobs fall off. Tighten them enough so its squeezing the rubber a little and they can't come off
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Offline Hawaiiysr

Best rear seat latch
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2015, 12:44:52 PM »
Pin style are good too.

Offline Pumashine

Best rear seat latch
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2015, 05:57:24 PM »
Those pin style in the pic look pretty cool. I was just trying to keep the price down. Replacement knobs are $7. In a pinch you can use a 5/16 course nut with a washer to secure in place. I have an LSR pin style I have never opened if you want one. Making the pin style with the machine work would add quite a bit to the cost. So I have just went with the twist knob style. I have cut a few hand knobs from 1/2 aluminum to thread. Drilling the small hole and spring will be next on the list of things to do.
Puma 408, Puma 431,  Pilot 412, Puma 431, Mini-tooth 486 Trx450r
89mm  Mini tooth Shearer in frame pipe chromed! Mounted with Cascade QUIET[/