So here's my question: why do you... why do any of us... need seat bolts? Mine have been out for nearly 4000 miles, and I haven't had any issues. I'm on an off the bike all the time, catching my feet on the seat constantly (cuz I'm such a klutz) as I could never swing my leg over my driver's backrest. So I do the one foot hop-tee-doodle while trying to get my foot over the seat... and invariably drag it/catch it on the saddle. Again, no problems. The seat just sits there, like it always has. So why do I need seat bolts? Or the hassle of trying to deal with them?