ebill3 wrote:While I don't consider myself mechanically expert nor mecanically challenged, it required quite a bit more than 8 minutes for me to get the job done. These old bones do not take kindly to working in sort of tight spaces while on hands and knees. Bill
It took me much longer than 8 minutes, too. More like 30-45 minutes.
I got lucky with lining up the bolt right on 1 side quickly, but the other side (the side near the door) took me forever to get it lined up right for some reason to get the bolt screwed in. After a while, I got tired and had my college-age son try to screw it in for me, but he wasn't successful either after about 10-15 minutes. So I tried again and finally got lucky.
I didn't have the seat removed, so it was awkward in the first place trying to maneuver around tight spaces while on hands and knees. I only did it with 2 spacers. I can't imagine how much tougher it'd be with 3 spacers and a 40mm bolt if you don't have your seat removed. In retrospect, it might have been easier to just remove the darn seat in the first place so you don't have to be on your hands and knees.