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Hello...
I posted awhile back on how I removed my pillion seat for the time being...

Now I want to re-install it and wouldn't you know...
I CANNOT find the two bolts/studs that screw into fender for the pillion seat to hook onto mid-way.
I looked everywhere and there's NO reason why they're not where I left them...

Here's what I'm talking about:

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If you only need the bolts go to Lowes and get 2- 6MM by 35MM long bolts.
They don't have to be special for the seat mounting.
As soon as you get it on you will find the other bolts.
 
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Holy cow - That's a great tip !!! Does the bolt need a wide "mushroom" type head on it ... ???
I don't know where the hell the bolts I had went. I had the parts in my bedroom in a
tote along with the pillion, the seatback, and the saddlebag guards...
 

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Just a washer to spread the load and maybe a lock washer to secure them is all you would need to get on the road.
 
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The spacers #19 are still with the seat right?
They keep the bolts from smashing the bubber grommets too much.
 

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The spacers #19 are still with the seat right?
They keep the bolts from smashing the bubber grommets too much.
No - I do not - I don't have the # 2s, # 19s, # 24s, or #25s ...
I had all the pieces taped together and supposed to be in the tote...
No one touched anything - It's only been 2 months.
 

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UPDATE:

Mystery Solved - The world, and my girl, can rest now LOL

I found the missing parts, and another missing bolt, in my pencil and pen cup
- but of course, great place for them...

Told everyone I taped them up together...

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Hello...
I posted awhile back on how I removed my pillion seat for the time being...

Now I want to re-install it and wouldn't you know...
I CANNOT find the two bolts/studs that screw into fender for the pillion seat to hook onto mid-way.
I looked everywhere and there's NO reason why they're not where I left them...

Here's what I'm talking about:

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I literally ordered those parts from a local Honda parts dealer.
 

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Exact same even to the year. I bought my used Shadow a few months ago and am working through several issues. That’s one of them. In fact someone for some reason dropped a longer bolt through the hole that somehow got bent so badly it cannot be extracted by pulling it out, making this repair even harder.
Tire hit it and bent the bolt?? Is the bike lowered? Might be able to cut the bolt off flush with the fender and screw it on out through the bottom side if you can still see the threads from the top. Use a small cut-off wheel in a Dremel. If you can't see any threads from the top, remove the wheel and use the dremel from the bottom to cut it off flush with the welded-on nut. then it should unscrew

Edit: I'd also inspect the tire for damage...
 

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In fact someone for some reason dropped a longer bolt through the hole that somehow got bent so badly it cannot be extracted by pulling it out, making this repair even harder.
That's a bummer...
Yeah, I bought mine recently too, on Sept. 17th '22... Just over 9k miles, What colors' yours - ??? Mine's code P46 - Pearl Lightning Purple -Steev
 

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Tire hit it and bent the bolt?? Is the bike lowered? Might be able to cut the bolt off flush with the fender and screw it on out through the bottom side if you can still see the threads from the top. Use a small cut-off wheel in a Dremel. If you can't see any threads from the top, remove the wheel and use the dremel from the bottom to cut it off flush with the welded-on nut. then it should unscrew

Edit: I'd also inspect the tire for damage...
Thanks old guy, that’s what figured and how I planned to get it out. I’ll probably grip it with vice grips and have a little trickle from a garden hose to keep from scorching the fender. Tire looks okay except it needs replacing anyways due to age (cracks in sidewalls).
 
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